Relocating from NJ to Orlando area. Recomm. as to which neighborhoods are best for a family of 4 to include a good public school system?

Asked by mattypinstripes, Orlando, FL Thu Jul 18, 2013

The job would be at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Orlando, and I'm ideally looking for a 15 minute commute from a town that isn't over populated. Thanks.

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Eileen Eskew, Agent, Orlando, FL
Wed Sep 18, 2013
If you are still looking consider Oviedo & Winter Springs: top rated schools, consistently voted one of America's top ten cities to raise a family. Follow the link below for the article:
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actually yes, I am still looking, thank you!
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Jeffrey Brown, Agent, Orlando, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Here is a crash course on Orange County...

(Close to downtown without the premium... Winter Park and Conway area)

Winter Park - quaint shopping district, Rollins College, historic district (1980s and older) - 32792, 32789

Conway - Lake Conway area, near shopping mall, near airport, centrally located - 32812

Boggy creek - immediately west of airport - 32824

Lake Nona - newer area, medical research center, golf, near airport - 32832

East Orlando - near the university (UCF), shopping, schools - 32817, 32825, 32828

Hunter's Creek - desirable area, residential, good schools, shopping, near the attractions - 32837

Winter Garden / Ocoee - west side, residential, shopping, convenient to SR 429 - 34787 / 34761

Dr. Phillips/Windermere - highest-rated schools, restaurants, shopping, high taxes / price premium - 32819, 34786

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City Data:

I hope this helps...if you would like you could go to my website link below.

Jeffrey Brown

Infinity Real Estate Group

407-219-6866 Direct

407-252-5526 Office

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Abraham Bidh…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Hi Matty:

Lake Nona area with an expected 30000 jobs and ~$7.6 Billion Dolars impact on the region’s economy takes the cake as far as investment is concerned. Eagle Creek & Village Walk are both in Lake Nona, gated and have beautiful homes, Laureate Park & Randall Park in Lake Mary are also very nice.

Keenes Pointe, Belmere & Glenmuir in Windermere are all gates and absolutely beautiful (My personal Favorite is Keenes Pointe)

Celebration close to Kissimmee, Heathrow in Lake Mary & Bay Hill in Dr. Phillips area in Orlando are also very very nice.

I have sold several properties in all these areas so feel free to call or email me with any questions. Below are just a few homes for your review…

Have a great evening & let me know if I can help in any other way.

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Jennifer Bar…, Agent, Winter Park, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Hi Matty,

Florida does A,B,C etc. for their school system. There are several tools that I have that can assist you with your search. Based on where the Naval Air Warfare Center is I think you may want to reconsider your commute time. This is in a busy area however you are minutes away from Oviedo. This area was rated one of the best cities to live in. I have included a link for you to view. I also have a wonderful video of Orlando that I can share with you if your interested. With interest rates rising now is a great time. Take a minute to view my endorsements and profile to see if you would like to work with me. I look forward to earning your business.

Jennifer Barker
Exit Realty Central
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Vincent Paige…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Tue Oct 1, 2013

I used to work with some folks out of the Warfare center. Drop me a line...

To check out my profile, references and the references of the other agents, just click on my picture to go to my profiles and read what our clients say about us. Pick the broker that you think is right for you. Of course I hope it’s me, but if not then best wishes!

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Lee Wright, Agent, Orlando, FL
Tue Oct 1, 2013
Hi Adolfo.
I live in College Park with my two kids and I believe it is an ideal place to bring up a family. Princeton Elementary is excellent (public) and Lake Silver which serves the other side of College Park is also very good. This area is close to downtown and is right off the highway so you can get anywhere quickly. The middle and high schools are very good as well. I would be happy to show you around when you come to look, my number is 321-696-3482.

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Natasha Mann, Agent, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Tue Oct 1, 2013
Hey, Matty! Are you in Florida already?

I graduated UCF and know this area a well as my own reflection in the mirror:)

The location of your work and family lifestyle with good schools as one of the most requirements prompt me to recommend you Oviedo. It is a very nice area with good schools, and there are many options to choose from.

I have a lot of information for you to share since I am so familiar with this area.

Please, feel free to contact me with any questions at: 407-970-8245 or email to:


Natasha Mann
Coldwell Banker Residential RE
7626 Sand Lake Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819
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Tami McMillen, Agent, Altamonte Springs, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
There are several nice small communities in the area close to where you need to be . What are your children's activities and things you like as a family? Riding around these areas would give you a better feel. Like Avalon Park, Oviedo and Waterford . When are you in town to look?
Need help give me a call
Tami Mcmillen
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Robert Gagli…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Moved from Philadelphia 7 years ago. I loved Celebration but you don't get a lot for your money. I live in the Windermere/Winter Garden area. Besides being close to Disney you have great schools, shopping and more.
If you need anymore help you can email me at
Bobby Gagliardi
Century 21 Team Feltrim
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Velita Rolle…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013

Welcome to Florida! Lake Nona, Celebration, Baldwin Park, Winter Garden and Hunters Creek are some of the newer neighborhoods. College Park, Winter Park are good established neighborhoods with homes built in the 1930's and up.

I would recommend you drive around to the different areas and look at the amenities offered.
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Andrea Romero, Agent, Cooper City, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Celebration is a beautiful community located near Disney World and developed by the Disney Corporation. Great Schools and everything the Disney Organization has to offer
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Jose De Leon, Agent, ORLANDO, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Your ideal location is going to be Avalon Park! Great schools, family friendly community, tons of recreational parks and activities, restaurants, groceries, dog parks, etc. I personally chose Avalon Park to live in because of its quiet communities like the northern NJ areas (I moved from the Paramus, NJ area in 2003) 15min to the airport, 12min to your job, easy access to all major highways. Lots of options as far properties, I can send you a gorgeous listing I have close to elementary school and high school available for offers as well as a couple of others.

Feel free to call/text/ or email me anytime!!
407-923-6763 : Direct
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Rizza Gloria…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Hello. Generally speaking, there are various nice neighborhoods near that area ideal for Families. such as Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park, Cypress Springs, Woodland Lakes, Oviedo, etc. but it really depends on Your family's specific needs and preferences. If you haven't already contacted an agent to help you find the right home or help you with information please consider my services, it'd be my pleasure helping a fellow New Jerseyan.

Rizza Gloriani- 407-864-8997/
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Tami McMillen, Agent, Altamonte Springs, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
I would like to have more details on what exactly you are looking for to suite your needs. Orlando has a lot of very nice areas so more info is needed. Where or what area is your job in because travel times here can be a nightmare if you live in the wrong area. Helping you would be great my info is cell 407-222-7622.
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Michael Lied…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Well overall seminole county has the best ratings for public schools, but we all know its the teachers that make the difference. Please let me know a little bit more about your family's needs. I would be honored to assist you. My email address is or feel free to call me at 407-620-3320. I thank you for your time and consideration..... Mike
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Michelle P.…, Agent, Altamonte Springs, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
I would recommend Oviedo:……


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Weichert Realtors, Hallmark Properties

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Longwood, FL, 32750
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
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Adolfo De Le…, Agent, orlando, FL
Thu Jul 18, 2013
I am myself from Jersey i would recommand Avalon Park. Great community and Sschools.
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