Orlando Ave is in a great neighborhood known as Patina which has been enjoying a vibrant revitalization with new construction in the last 3 - 4 years. Being right off of White Bridge Road, Orlando Ave is close to great food, shopping, health care, and convenient to the interstate.
Kathy, awareness is your best defense, so you will want to check out crime info; there is an interactive crime map at http://pdmap2.police.nashville.org and a really good sex-offender map at http://www.familywatchdog.us You can find detailed school info at http://www.mnps.org and if you are interested in purchasing on Orlando, there is currently a 2-story, contemporary style, 3 bedroom/2 bath that appears to be well maintained and priced correctly. I would be happy to find out more details if you wish.
Hope you are having a great day! ~Kathleen
Restaurants: Calhoun's BBQ, O'Charleys, Caesar's Italian, Shoney's, Waffle House, White Castle, Burger King, McDonalds, Subway, Mexican
Retail: Target, Stein Mart, Pier One, Sprintz Furniture, an athletic store, a rug store, a numerous others.
Grocery: Kroger across the street
Other: The best Humane Society I have ever seen. Several worship centers. Nashville Tech (home to some great continuing education courses...even culinary arts!)
Orlando is very interesting because it's part of a quadrant of areas. Brookside (just south by a few blocks) is ranch-heaven with soaring property values. Sylvan Park (East a few blocks) is a gorgeous historic district with home prices beginning in the mid $200K for 800 sq ft. The Nations is just north of Orlando and is still in its transition time. Charlotte Park is west a few blocks, and like its ranch sister Brookside, it is seeing nice appreciation, however the neighborhoods aren't as lush as Brookside.
Orlando sits LITERALLY in the middle of all of that. Charlotte Pike is a strip that has seen its hard and good days. Luckily, today, it's seeing more good than bad, and with Nashville West (a new shopping haven) developing a few miles West of Orlando, you can expect a great neighborhood.
Check all the crime stats out at http://www.police.nashville.org/default.htm.