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Ann Murray, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL

relocating to Winter Park FL from Bonita Springs Florida. What are the pro's & con's for a family making this move. Thanks

Asked by Ann Murray, Naples, FL Tue Oct 30, 2012

Our family is relocating to Winter Park from So. West Florida. Are there any good Christian Schools in the area that go up to k12. Also what will 1.1k buy for a home in the area?

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Bryan Knight’s answer
Hi Ann -

Winter Park is a community that is rich with history and culture. Depending on the area of Winter Park you are searching in you will find a plethora of options that will definitely fit your price point. As a native of Central Florida and graduate of one of our many fine private Christian school options, you may want to consider looking into Orangewood Christian School. The school is located in Maitland, just off of Maitland Blvd and I4. Its a great school, with an excellent accademic record and is an easy commute from Winter Park.

If are looking for non faith based preparatory schools then you may want to consider Lake Highland Prep (located in downtown Orlando and also an easy commute) as they also offer the K-12 option. Trinity Prep located on the east side of Winter Park offers a middle and high school option with a feeder from the Park Maitland School for elementary education, located on the cusp of Maitland and Winter Park. All three are excellent schools.

In looking at properties, if you are considering newer construction options, Windsong, a very exclusive community, is offering new construction with great floorplans in an impeccable location (easy commute to Olde Winter Park, Downtown Orlando and Baldwin Park). Also, you may want to consider neighboring Baldwin Park, a neo-traditional, self contained, live, work, play community offering "A" rated public schools and a great environment for families. Baldwin Park also has a wealth of existing and new construction options.

I hope you find this information to be helpful. If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to reach out to me and I will be more than happy to assist you.

Best regards,

Bryan Knight - REALTOR® / Mortgage Loan Consultant
The Brenparc Team
Greater Orlando Realty USA, Inc.
Approved Mortgage Source, LLC
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407-756-5517 - Direct
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 7, 2012
Hello! Yes, many great schools in Winter Park. in fact, the best! I will be listing my home for sale in old winter park next month- March. The house is ideally located 1 mile from Park Ave and 1/4 mile from WP schools. My house has 4 bedrooms 2 and 1/2 baths and lots of great amenities and is approx 3600 ft. with a split bedroom plan. Plus large fenced lot with swimming pool on a beautiful quite brick street. Some view of beautiful lake Sue and up the street from lake chelton. It is also possible to add a guest house on the side area of the yard. List price will be $975, 000. If interested please contact Cheryl at (407) 782-1068.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2013
Hi Ann,

Winter Park is an excellent choice for families and Christian Schools. I lived in Winter Park for many years and have enjoyed the culture, art, and rich community that it offers.

I also have school age children that attend Christian Private schools and I can tell you that some of my favorites with top reputations in Winter Park (or very close to it) are Trinity Prep, Bishop Moore and Faith Christian Academy. If you would like I can mail you some relocation information that would include information on these schools.

1.1k will buy you a great deal in Winter Park. It is a high price point community and the homes are a bit older, however there are some amazing custom home communities with a lot to offer. My top three picks for you are below (copy and paste the link to view).

1177 Kenwood Ave

4464 Tuscany Island Ct

535 Genius Dr

I have lived in the area all my life and am very familiar with the pros and cons of relocating a family here. Contact me directly for more details.

Jennifer De Vivo
The De Vivo Team
Charles Rutenburg Realty
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 31, 2012
Hi Ann Murray,
Thanks for turning to Trulia for your real estate questions!

Love,Love,Love Winter Park!
It is absolutely beautiful!
As far as good Christian Schools...you may want to check out the APP "greatschools" it is informative and can give you ratings, locations, etc.
Also, 1.1K will buy a beautiful home.....you just need to find an agent that can work with you to find the best place for you and your family.
Please let me know if I can help with that!

Carol Bauza
Charles Rutenberg Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 30, 2012
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