Orlando, Florida 

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Orlando, FL is a vibrant city located in the heart of Central Florida and is known for its many attractions and activities. It is home to some of the world’s most well-known amusement parks such as Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Other popular attractions include the Orange County Convention Center, International Drive, and Church Street Station. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of shopping options in the downtown area, as well as enjoy a nightlife full of entertainment. There are plenty of outdoor activities available such as biking or kayaking in the nearby lakes.
Reviews of Orlando, FL are overwhelmingly positive with travelers noting its lively atmosphere, family-friendly attractions and abundance of things to do. Many people appreciate that the city has something for everyone, from theme parks to dining experiences to outdoor activities. Visitors often rave about how much fun they had exploring all that Orlando has to offer. The fact that it's affordable makes it even better for families on a budget looking for a great vacation destination. With so many great attractions and activities available in one place, there's no wonder so many people choose Orlando year after year for their vacation spot.

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Works for me! (-: - 5/11/2023
I made the decision to move to Orlando when I was 20. My father was a contractor so by then I'd lived in many different states & countries so I have a unique perspective. I stared at a map of the U.S. & finally decided on Orlando... 25 years later I am so glad I did!

Caveat #1: I have a child & raising a child in Orlando is amazing so that is a big part of my review. If you are not planning on having children, it may not be as amazing. I see people struggle to save up thousands to afford a trip to a theme park & my kid has always been able to go regularly because I don't have to pay for a hotel or airfare. The city is made for kids & that part has been amazing.

Caveat #2: I love the weather here 10 months out of the year... but I'm fairly thin. Most Americans are overweight (& some slender folks are hot-natured) so if you are wearing a body-blanket or are hot-natured, don't come- it will be too hot for you for at least half the year. (We swim 7 or 8 months Read More

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One of the best and worst places to live - 4/14/2023
I have lived and worked in the Orlando area for more than 10 years. I really wish I could give Orlando two ratings because half the year it is wonderful and other half is less than magical (actually really bad). Summers are long, hot and humid/muggy - probably 6-8 months with temps in the 80s or higher. We even occasionally have 85F days in January. Orlando is basically a swamp flanked by beaches - so keep that in mind. On the plus side, we are far enough inland that hurricanes aren't a huge issue. Honestly, Ian (tropical storm) was a bigger deal than Irma (a cat 2 hurricane) because of flooding. However, the winters are glorious and are really what most folks call "fall" or "spring" with mornings in the 50s but in the 70s by lunchtime with relatively low humidity. We do have an occasional cold snap that dips into the 40s, but that's rare. Our dry season (less rainy) is from November until early March. The rest of the time it rains nearly every day about mid-afternoon. This isn't some Read More

A good place to live - 8/17/2022
I have lived in Orlando for 6 years.
The environment, living costs, and housing costs are good. There are many fun places around Orlando. It's a good place to live in my opinion.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find many jobs within my field. I may have to relocate to find a new Read More

My thoughts on my life in Orlando - 3/22/2022
A lot of the reviews here are ridiculous. I will do my best to give an accurate take of my experience. I've lived in Orlando for 31 years - my entire life. I've lived near UCF, in Oviedo, Azalea Park, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, and Kissimmee. I haven't lived downtown, but I've spent a ton of time there and in the Mills 50 and Milk District areas. I should note that I am a single guy, and this is from my perspective. I'll try to break down my experience point by point.

Climate: it is brutally hot here. I've heard some people claim that it's only been too hot as of the past few years - absolutely untrue. 9 months out of the year, it is very, very hot. 85 degrees or hotter, and it does not cool down much at night. 6 months out of the year, it's over 90 degrees, sometimes well over that approaching the 100s. It's also extremely humid here. It often feels like I'm walking into an oven leaving my house. If you really, really like the heat, Orlando may be for you. But in my Read More

Orlando is a great place to live and work - 9/30/2021
I have lived in East Orlando for over 23 years. We do have some hot muggy summers, but generally, the weather is great almost all year round. There is so much to do, not just in Orlando but neighboring cities as well. We are also an hour drive from the coast. Orlando is a rapidly growing city with lots of new housing and city beatifulcation projects. Read More

Don't bother - 7/20/2021
This place is horrible.
Traffic is hell, cost of living is insane and there are no "seasons".......just heat and humidity 10 months out of the year. When it does finally cool off some, half of New York and New Jersey comes here.
The people are jerks and you better be bilingual.moving to this shizzlehole was a huge Read More

Truly on the worst places in America. - 12/17/2020
I lived in Orlando, FL for 10 (almost 11) years. I have lived in multiple areas of Orlando. It is truly one of the worst places I have ever lived in. Here are a few reasons why:

1. The amount people are paid versus the cost of living is astronomical. People truly are being told they are paid well when they can barely afford their rent and have to live with multiple people to get by. On average, someone working a professional job makes an average of $12.00/hr if they are lucky. The cost of rest for a 1 bedroom is about $1,200-$1,300 and that does not include everything else on top. The cost of a bedroom in a house with other people can cost about $650.00 to $900.00 and that is for a pretty crappy run-down place. It is also VERY hard to find a full-time job as most companies do not want to pay for full-time benefits.

2. You can make good money if you are a server or a few various other jobs, but expect to be selling your soul to whatever company you work for Read More

Orlando has gone downhill - 11/12/2020
As a person who’s lived in Florida for 6 years trust me there’s no lies in these reviews 90% of them are spot on especially about orlando see the city has so much potential to be great but yet the arrogant, disrespectful people that live here will drive you away this is not disney far from it please do your homework before coming here I’d suggest to visit for at least a minimum of 3 weeks to really capture the overall vibe and even then you’d need a little more time because it looks nice does not make it nice , yes the weather is great year round for those escaping the snow up north or other parts yes your close to the beaches but I’d really consider anywhere else before orlando this is not a city you come to for advancement in life whatsoever the obvious is what you get paid anywhere else you won’t make here the overall rent is running up something crazy the homes values are sky rocketing as well if your intentions are to settle down get a good paying job , raise a family eventually Read More

Orlando, not really for me. - 10/14/2020
Long time Central Floridian.

Orlando in some ways has gotten better, and some ways it has gotten worse. It just keeps getting hotter every year here. Only 3 comfortable months: January, Feb, March, and sometimes April. Otherwise you are looking at near 90F days, no seasons. My brains literally boil here. If that's your thing, have at it.

During those 3 months however, the weather can be beautiful. Florida is excellent if you practice year round sports such as tennis or golf. I am a big tennis player, and it can be too hot at times, but you'll have more days out playing here than way up north.

The traffic in orlando is not too bad compared to other cities like Atlanta and DC. It usually always flows if you know how to stay away from areas like west orlando I-4. There are a lot of regular people that live in Orlando....in other words, to me Orlando is not a "trendy" city. Real estate is still somewhat reasonable here. It's not like Seattle, Read More

NO GO FOR SINGLE BRO! - 7/4/2020
Born in Jersey, lived in the heart of NYC my entire life, so a part of me will always love NY. Anyway, got into my 30’s and started looking at my future regarding marriage and kids, felt it was time to leave because I didn’t want to raise kids in the city. NY is great for a single guy, but I didn’t want to be selfish and date a women only to have her leave her friends and family behind just for me. Originally I went to L.A and absolutely hated the scene there with the whole celebrity, wannabe famous, who do you know social image nonsense. Went to San Fran and loved it but it was too expensive. Was planning to go to Texas but had a College buddy living in Lake Mary which was 20 min north of Orlando who offered a stay, so why not.

Seriously you can experience everything Orlando has to offer by just going there on vacation. For a single dude it was completely underwhelming and sometimes dreadful. My bud had one of those dating apps and most of the girls I saw on there were Read More

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