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Simon Kodous…, Other/Just Looking in Wisconsin

What is a nice neighborhood with 3 and 4 bedroom single family homes priced around $275,000 in the Orlando?

Asked by Simon Kodousek, Wisconsin Sun Jun 15, 2008

area? Is it possible to get a home like this within a 30-40 minute drive from the Disney and Universal theme parks, in a safe area, with good schools?

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Still a great question that's always of interest.

Two areas come to mind immediately -- Dr. Phillips and Lake Nona. Both fit the criteria of the questioner. You can get more house for your money in Lake Nona and the propspects for appreciation are better as well. But Dr. Phillips will always have the best location for both those who love the parks and want top notch schools.

To those of you still looking, good luck,
Mark LeMenager
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 6, 2010
Hi Simon,

The quick answer is that you should be able to find a home that meets your needs. The first question regarding schools will depend on the age of your children and whether or not you are looking for public or private schools. If you want information on all schools in the area, please feel free to visit my website and take a look or call me at 407-421-3002 and I will be glad to assist you.
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Hi Simon,

The Lake Nona area is offering anticipated growth. Nemours Childrens Hospital, UCF School of Nursing, VA Hospital and Burnham Cancer Institute will all be in one concentrated area. In addition to a large outside shopping maul and new high school,middle and elementary schools have been and are still being built in the area.Now is the time to buy and you will be within the 30-40 minute drive of all Amusement Parks. Best of all you will be only 10-15 minutes from the airport. Only 45 minutes from Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach. Look forward to hearing from you.
Coldwell Banker RRE
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 19, 2008
Winter Park, Fl is the place to be...very upscale community, great schools, very safe and respected area.
Call me if you are still without someone to help you. (Yes, @25 to 30 minutes to Disney and other parks)
Steve Javier
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 16, 2008
Hi Simon,
I know mulitiple listing that might be in your interest.
It is most defiantly possible to find a home within 30-40 minutes from Disney and or Universal.
Please contact me at so I can sent you some properties by email.
Have a great day Sir,
Tim Akkerman real estate agent.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 16, 2008
Just run down Route 27 to Route 192 or if you are toll friendly jump on the new 429 beltway to Route 192 and your there. Routes 27 and 192 are the old tourist travel path dropping down from the North; Canada, Wisconsin, Georgia down I-81 to I-75. They would stop off at Ocala and take route 27 to Orlando/Disney.
You have two main roads that intersect in Claremont, routes 50 & 27, extremely busy roads. The terrain is hilly, yes hilly so with the zero lot lines you see tons of roofs, most buy in the older areas to avoid this look.

The retail is just now catching up with the boom of houses. My wife currently works at a subdivision not far, Sugarloaf Mountain, it doesn't fit your criteria just saying this because we spend a lot of time in the area and researching online, also the son in law works for a builder with offices in the area.

West Orange bike trail is just up route 50, when I was mountain bike training I would ride up to 100+ miles on this trail every weekend over the last 12 years, gave me the ability to watch the changes happen.…

There is an approved 4 square mile development coming down the pike just up the road in Mineola (next town, couple of miles)

Age is mixed, kids, young adults, families and retirees

Because of the explosive small town growth, outside of most larger communities not as amenity friendly like established areas of Maitland, Lake Mary etc..., but this is changing just takes time.

As far as safe neighborhoods there are web sites that will give you this info in detail, but I haven’t heard of any major problems.

Schools, again check out the web sites for f-cat scores a good site for this is Great Schools is a good site, shows some crime statistics also, and also Florida Department of Education

Dave Lowe
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 15, 2008
I've been looking a bit more, and found that Clermont has a better bang-for-your-buck value than most areas in Orlando closer to Disney and Universal. Is Clermont kid-friendly with good schools and safe neighborhoods? What about the median age; is Clermont mostly populated with older people, younger people, or middle aged people? I've looked at Mapquest for an estimated travel time from Clermont to Disney and Universal, but what is the drive like realistically? Thanks!
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Extremely possible. The median price in Orlando is in the Low 2's, so in the high 2's you won't have a problem.
If you are just in the beginning research stage, you can check out homes in and around Lake Nona, Waterford Lakes, Stoneybrook East and West, Windermere, and maybe Winter Garden. Lake Mary is also a really great area, but getting a little far to be in that 30-40 minute drive from Disney and Universal. I think Windermere and Stoneybrook West may be your best bets though.
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Hi Simon,

I am a transfer from Wisconsin myself! The answer to your question is qiute simple, there are many "Nice Neighborhoods" that would be in this price range and drive time from the Theme Parks. As you are aware, we are in a "Buyers Market" at the present time and many homes are priced well below what they were 12-24 months ago.

Please visit my website at and use the search tool to view homes in the following zip codes: 32819, 32835, 32836, 32828, 32837, 34747. If you find properties that are of interest to you, let me know and I can get you additional information regarding the area.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 15, 2008
Hey Simon,

Lake Mary is just a tad bit further, and it’s voted the 4th best city in the U.S. by Money Magazine. For $275,000 you can pop in to the Crossings area, the schools are some of the BEST in the Orlando area bar none! For high you have Lake Mary High, middle, Greenwood Middle and elementary is Lake Mary Elementary but that just the half of it; how about right next to the high and middle you have Lake Mary's library. There are bike/walking paths and don't forget the baseball/soccer/skate board and mini water park for the younger kids.

Lake Mary Blvd and Rinehart Road offer shopping and restaurants while industry & business follow International Blvd ( AAA headquarters area ) and Sanford Airport area, ( the fastest growing airport in Orlando ).

There are other great areas like Longwood, Maitland etc... But if it's about schools, location and friendship Lake Mary is known as the move of choice.

Send me your email and I will forward links to sites in Lake Mary and set you up on auto sending Lake Mary homes to your email for viewing; it’s never too early as it helps you get a feel for the area, the homes styles and features as well as prices.

Thanks and have a great week,

Dave Lowe
Two4One of Orlando
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