Hi Madeline, Davenport is just southwest of Orlando. Its very close to the attractions, and is near I-4, making a commute anywhere very easy.
Homes cost less there than in Orlando/Orange County. If you don't mind the drive, you can get something very reasonable.
I would stay away from communities that allow "short term rentals", you'll have a different neighbor every week.
Here is a link to the Polk County Public Schools web site:
There are other areas just outside of Orlando where the homes are reasonably priced too. The closer you get to Orlando, the more the price goes up.
I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any other questions.
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