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Yes, did you know that Oviedo was voted as one of the top 100 cities in the USA to raise a family ? There is so much to do, especially if you like the outdoors and sports. Riverside Park has an outdoor skateboard park, and a pool. There is the Aquatic Center with an Olympic size pool where the schools hold there team practices and meets. Also the USA Swim team The Blue Dolphins swim there all year round. There is a separate small children water park/pool in the Aquatic Center, a rock climbing wall, weight rooms, basket ball courts soccer...you name it, they have it. There is also the Seminole Cross County nature Trail for Biking, running or walking. The town has a nice small town feel, not touristy at all and you are five mile from UCF or Waterford Lakes. Oviedo is located close to the 417 Greenway convenient to all points. Of course if you enjoy boating don't forget about the chain of lakes, local access to Lake Jessup and all of Central Florida Nature, including airboat rides and tours. Shopping is right around the bend at Oviedo Market Place which is centered by the Oviedo Mall.
Oviedo is a great place to raise kids.The city is in Seminole county with plenty of parks to visit.
The schools are top rated in this area.
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I live and work here. One of the things we did was to visit each community on the weekend and speak with families that live here to get a feel for the community.
Downtown Oviedo has a small town feel. My toddler and Infant like to watch the chicken on the street (Oviedo is known for a population of chickens that roam the downtown area) and visit the Townhouse retaurant on weekends after a trip to the park.
Besides having great schools Oviedo is also close to UCF and other colleges. If you work in one of the many companies around Oviedo this may also shorten your commute to work allowing you to spend more time with the family :0)
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Another factor you should consider in choosing an area is commute to work. There are several great communities and I'm sure one would be just what you liked. Give me a call and we can talk about the city, commuting and neighborhoods.
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Winter park is nice as is Winter Springs ( the East side). Dr. Phillips is also very nice. If it was conduicive to work Lake Mary and Longwood are nice as well.. Some like gated communities and think that provides some safety. For the gated communities one would look to Lake Mary, Windermere, Dr. Phillips. Winter Park and Oviedo really domn't have gated areas.
There are some great areas in town that I'm sure the majority would feel totally safe in. If you want assisntace in finding the perfect home and deal. give me a call. Unlike most I have no hidden fees...I just came from a closing where the buyers got stuck by their agent for $200... what a shame.
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The schools in Oviedo are rated higher than any other in the greater metro area, even slightly above Winter Park ( but they are a strong second) The area has a new feel to it but also somewhat of a rural feel in places. It isn't uncommon to see wildlife there. One night I saw several deer grazing in Sanctuary.
Oviedo is a nice place to live and grow. They also have the Oviedo Chickens and some other items found in "Strange Florida" there is a breakfast diner in downtown that is the place to eat, it is common to see people standing in line. For the Knight fans UCF is right there.
I am a Realtor here in Oviedo and have lived here for 10 years. It is a great location with excellent schools. I have 4 kids. There are many things for them to do close by and different programs that they can attend and enjoy. I would love to be able to talk to you some more about it, and can help you in looking for your home here. You can contact me on my cell 407-415-1888 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
I have a friend who lives there and he likes it because a great deal of the construction and shopping is newer.
Also, you are near the expressway with good access to orlando while retaining a suburb feel.
You are not too far from a couple of nice lake and recreation areas too.
Wherever you end up I hope it's a place you can create some great memories.