Orlando doesn't fall short of entertainment opportunities. Home to Walt Disney World, filled with four different theme parks and two water parks, and Universal Orlando, the city is a family-friendly destination for millions of visitors throughout the year. In fact, Orlando hit the record for the most visited city in the nation in 2014, with 62 million visitors taking part in the festivities across the fun-filled metro. With so many parks to walk through, Orlando residents receive their fair share of exercise, allotting Orlando a 6 out of 6 rank in overall active lifestyles. Aside from getting their steps in, Orlando locals can choose from over 170 golf courses and over 20 golf academies. Amid mild winter temperatures, residents can enjoy a round of golf any time of year.
The quality of life is high in Orlando given the notable attractions, and many visitors decide to stay long-term. Real estate prices in Orlando are relatively low compared to cities of similar size, with an average list price of 246,654. The average list price for cities with populations between 200,000 and 300,000 residents is $332,542. Home values rose slightly year-over-year by 14.07 percent, but inventory in Orlando declined 8.92 percent in the same period. The number of homes for sale dropped from 4,316 in 2014 to 3,931 in 2015. The tightening of the market could have caused the slight increase in asking price between 2014 and 2015, although average prices are still low enough for buyers to access homes on the market comfortably.