J.O., there are numerous "A" rated schools throughout the greater Orlando metro area. There are several websites to check the various school districts, grades, ratings, etc. As to low crime, I would suggest you find the school district you like and then contact the local law enforcement for the crime stats.
Thanks for turning to Trulia for your real estate questions.
First things first, we need to find you an agent.
Get to know one who you are comfortable with, working long distance. That person is going to be your eyes, ears and feet for the home search.
I work with numerous buyers that are out of state.
Also, as far as ways to find good safe neighborhoods, Jennifer has the same list I do for crime, schools, etc.
There are lots of ways to find this information. If your looking at property in the Orlando area, then you can call the local police department. They can answer anything. Also below I have included a list of websites that may be helpful. If you are ready to get started then take a sec to look at my bio. Then call me or email me directly. I look forward to meeting you!