Orlando, Florida 

229 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Thanks for Voting!

Reviews for Orlando  based on 229 Reviews

Get to know Orlando with the latest comments and reviews from people who live in or have visited Orlando

Meh - 1/15/2020
Hi, first I’ll like to say I don’t live in Orlando. I’m from San Diego but been working here on contract for almost 2 years and have the option to go home once a week per every month. Reading the reviews, I’d agree with most of them. One thing I notice is that it seems the men and women here don’t have friends of the opposite sex. Most guys I’ve come to know only have guy friends, and the women seem like it has the be something romantic or nothing at all. It’s odd because back home my friend ratios are 50/50. Is there something I’m missing!??

It has been ok experience here. I got to visit the tourist attractions which was cool and got to see a few Rocket launches from the coast, which was another highlight. But other then that!? Think people’s perception of Orlando is that it's one big Magic Castle surrounded by houses. Some other reviews mention it perfectly…its just a regular city. Think it your coming from the middle of nowhere Michigan or upstate New York, Orlando or Read More

Start Your Review of Orlando

Heres what I've learned - 11/8/2019
Honest, unbias and fair review. Lived here coming up on 9 years. Orlando's traffic isnt as horrible as some say. Just alot over very dumb drivers (40mph in a 70). But if you drive calculated and dont use your phone you can cut time. It's about the same in other cities. Haven't seen too many major accidents.

Lived and visited many places and have to say Orlando comes in last next to Baltimore. The population is sky rocketing along with the cost of living. There"s 3 major Colleges in the area UCF, Valencia (5 campuses) and Rollins. With an ever growing population and alot of competition from College grads the "Good" salaries are getting hard to get. Its becoming a major issue. People cant save due to high rent and low salaries, i've heard many say they feel trapped.

Average is 1100 for a small 1 bedroom. There's a housing shortage due to population. Might find something on the outskirts but for what u pay, 260k plus, you get a cheap cookie cutter house.Read More

Orlando, love it, lived lots of places, friendly - 9/17/2018
I do not understand why all the negative press on Orlando??? Maybe some of the people have only lived in Orlando area, or FL... I have lived in 8 states and Spain... I have lived in mostly metro areas on the east coast and mid west. My last move (just me, no one is with me) was from Boston to Orlando, I was done with the snow, the high cost of EVERYTHING (food, taxes, drinks, housing insane, utilities, etc... I could go on and on), the traffic of Boston (noon in Boston inner loop heading into Boston 10 miles is 1 hour, to give people perspective), etc... The only thing I am missing is the deep history of Boston/New England and my friends up there...

Compared to other parts of the country Orlando is very friendly, I have no problem making friends, meeting people (Meetup), and finding things to do (meetup, events boards, etc...). Like many people have said on this blog Orlando metro area is very international, people from all over the world are here... just as much Read More

Disgusting city - 9/3/2018
Orlando is not Disneyworld. I moved there for an executive job after being in South Florida for 8 years. It was a huge mistake and left the area exactly one year later. It's a bunch of rude people trying to hustle at the expense of others. Pretend to be your friend to see what you can give them. People walk by in the mall, on the street, just bumping in to people. No respect for others. It's all scams. Every man for themselves, no sense of community. The phrase I heard alot there is, 'no worries.' You should worry if you decide to move there. It's dirty and gross. Sitting at a red light outside the FL Mall one day I saw a rat the size of a cat walking along the median. Fly by night stores in strip malls line the entire area, And watch the local news. Constant home invasions and murders, even in the 'nice' areas. One morning I was up very early to take my dog out. A guy (50's, 60's) and very young girl at 5am demanded I let them through the security gate of my Read More

"Average" as can be - 5/7/2018
I lived in Orlando for five years as a young adult. The best way to sum up the city is average as can be. Orlando is fairly diverse but what nobody likes to mention is that it is extremely segregated. There are certainly well defined black neighborhoods, Puerto Rican neighborhoods, a small Vietnamese area with tons of their own businesses, and white families living just about everywhere else. It is more LGBT friendly than the average city in Florida. The city overall is very family focused with lots to do with kids. In general, people are not particularly nice or mean. They're friendlier than Miami's residents but definitely do not bring the southern hospitality and charm.

Transport: Orlando is spread out with horrible traffic and never ending construction. A car is a must as the city is not at all bike friendly and not safe for motorcycles. During rush hour it can take nearly 2 hours to travel from West Orlando to East Orlando. Public transportation is lacking and the Read More

I will destroy the fantasy - 3/2/2018
I moved down here thinking everything was going to work. Well it didn't. If your not making management than you have to open up your own business or get some professional job. Good luck. The company's are making people do part time so they don't have to pay medical coverage. Some jobs want you to be by the phone. YOU HAVE TO GO to collage down here to get a degree is some profession if you want to live down here. The people and the traffic is the same wherever you live. All depends are luck, but the jobs was a nightmare. I would go back to where I once lived and start over again. Visit FLORIDA. Don't live in Read More

I love Orlando but admit its not perfect - 9/20/2017
The over exaggerations of the negative compelled me to write this review, because the truth is that while yes Orlando is relatively low pay and high rent, it has many good things going for it. I have lived in Orlando for about 10 years and graduated from Valencia and UCF, working my up from starting at $7.25 an hour and now I make 50k. Of all the places I have lived (Illinois, Wisconsin, California, and Florida) Orlando is my favorite place I have lived.

A few things you need to realize:

-Yes certain parts of Orlando are over-run with tourists, but you don't need to live in a touristy area. Most areas of the city are not like that. However, yes if you do live in one of those areas (anywhere right next to Disney or I-Drive) the stores are always packed with long lines and it feels like you are the only American there.

-Orlando is a very diverse city with lots of different things going on. Imagine large swaths of latino's, lilly white suburbia, Read More

Zero stars if I could... - 7/12/2017
I took my kids to Universal this past week. While Universal is wonderful, the city of Orlando itself is in shambles! Road construction is going on everywhere and we almost wrecked a few times due to the incompetent road sign placement from street workers. Our hotel was on International Drive near the Orlando Eye. While that area was built-up for tourism, I felt unwelcomed. Racial tension, domestic fighting, and compete disregard for others' personal space are what I encountered outside of the tourist areas. I didn't know I was going to Miami in central Florida! Like stated in the other reviews, I remember when Orlando was on top of its game decades ago. Now it's become a cest pool full of gun ammo strip malls, pay day loan centers, and generic chain stores. There's no respect for each other here. People will run you over in a crosswalk if it means getting their way first. Orlando used to be about family and fun. Now it's clear the only concern on residents' minds are getting their Read More

Orlando used to be great in the 90s - 7/11/2017
Not anymore! TRASH immigrants have overrun this city. There is no customer service, absolutely zero. So much for southern hospitality huh? The new residents don't respect this place at all. There's garbage alongside the roads, city water tastes nasty, and everything is overpriced. I'd be hard pressed to let my family stay anywhere outside of Disney. What a shame, not the Orlando that once Read More

Orlando is one of the worst cities - 6/29/2017

Orlando is a terrible place to live- the people are just trash and scum. I had the misfortune of moving to this craphole and have been here for a bit. In the 15 years ive been here- it has been like a joke or hell really. Making friends in orlando is next to impossible, so is dating. I'm a beautiful woman, i get harassed and abused daily here. If you are a pretty woman do NOT move to orlando. The people here are ugly scum and hate anyone with beauty, talent etc. the men are even worse.
As a beautiful woman, i get harassed and abused daily here.
I can't go to a store without jerks bothering me giving me a hard time or trying to put me down. I can't get any confidence b/c everywhere I go people are always putting me down.. Making friends is virtually impossible- you'd have more success trying to survive the dangerous alaskan wilderness, trek the sahara desert, or climb mount everest- at least in those places you'd have a chance. In orlando- meeting people is Read More

View More Data >

Compare Orlando, Florida to any other place in the USA.

Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Orlando,Florida Map
32822, 32835, 32811, 32812, 32807, 32806, 32805, 32832, 32829, 32803, ... 14 more

1225 Kirk St
Bed 4 | Bath 2

4397 New Broad St
Bed 5 | Bath 6

5300 Aeolus Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2

10060 Bucklow Hill Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

3141 Lake George Cove Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

38 S Hart Blvd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

207 Wiles Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2


Includes Cost of Living compares for child care, utilities, transportation, health, taxes, housing for home owners vs renters, weather, insurance premiums and so much more.

Try Now

Join BestPlaces