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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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Cool City but Terrible People - 7/3/2020
So I’ve read some of the other reviews and it’s crazy that many of these people have the same impression as me. The city itself is not bad. Purchase prices for properties are reasonable, but rent prices are starting to get expensive. There are good restaurants, lots of lakes and outdoor nature, parks to go running or play basketball, proximity to the beach and other cities, etc. If you have to live here I say live in Seminole County, it is far better and friendlier. Now comes the bad news

In my experience, the people here have been absolute scum. If you are kind and friendly and positive or have something going for you, these gremlin Type jungle creatures of all races will do whatever is in their power to tear you down and destroy you. It is like they are the spawn of satan. Trash of all races. The only people here I could tolerate are the Brazilians and the Jamaicans, they were pretty cool plus the military community around lake Nona. Besides that- White trash galore, Read More

My thoughts on Orlando - - 5/11/2020
I moved from the Northeast to Florida about 12 years ago to escape the constant grey, cold and generally crappy weather that's a mainstay 8 months out of the year - lived in Orlando off and on for about 10 years and this is the deal..."uptown" Orlando is vacation land and is beautiful - people are generally happy because they're there on vacation and is a nice place to be - on the other hand, "downtown" Orlando is full of crime and homelessness just as any other city would be. I was shocked the first time I experienced the downtown area because I was under the illusion that all of Orlando was Disney World - not true. On the up side, if you're the type of person (like me) who despises the cold and wants a better quality of life more than 4 months out of the year, Florida is the place to be but instead of Orlando, I'd highly recommend the city of Stuart instead...it's on the Southeast coast about 25 minutes North of West Palm Beach and is positively gorgeous! Minimal crime and Read More

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

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


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