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Quality of Life in Orlando : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 20, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
I am always amazed at the useless answers we get from out-of-staters. I guess there is nothing happening in Kitty Hawk today.

Mrs. Bear, your question is quite normal and we hear it all the time now that the medical city is taking off. First, I think you will be surprised at how close the medical city is to the main UCF campus. It will basically be a quick drive up the 417 expressway.

It sounds like you trust the greatschools website, so what you really need is the school boundaries. You will find them at

Most if the neighborhoods between Lake Nona and UCF will be the kind of place that you are after.

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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Virginia Dubauskas answered:

There are a number of good areas such as Dr. Phillips,Winter Park, Oviedo and Seminole County in general and the Waterford lakes area (zip code 32828). Please feel free to refer to my website which is an excellent reference tool or contact me by phone or email and I would be glad to provide additional information to you. Thank You and Good Luck. ... more
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Wed Oct 26, 2011
Alan Martin answered:
I would suggest Windermere. Good schools, family friendly
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Ken Anderson answered:
You wage should be 3-4 times the payment (principle, interest, tax and insurance) This will keep you from living off of lentils.

Ken Anderson
ApexOne Realty, Inc.
Cell: 321-246-3190
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Mon Jul 18, 2011
Lisa Hill answered:
Yes Orlando is a nice location for families due to all of the area attractions and outside activities. I raised my daughter here and now my grandson is being raised here! Call me with any other questions.

Lisa Hill, GRI
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Fri Aug 6, 2010
Thomas McCombs answered:
Technically you do not have to pay anything because you are not on the contract. However, you will be named as an "other occupant" in any eviction process.
So, if you do not want to go thru the hassle, talk to the landlord and make a deal, or at least have a conversation with him/her. If you want to stay, it is very possible that the landlord will work with you. ... more
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Condo Metropolis answered:
This complex has just sold out of developer units but you will occasionally find resales and foreclosures and short sales. Prices are about the same as other condo conversions in the area. Your Realtor is the best person to address some of your other concerns. If you don't have one and would like our assistance, feel free to contact us. We are Orlando's condo specialists and have sold several units at the Madison in the last few weeks. No charge to buyers!

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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Condo Metropolis answered:
Hi I'm a Realtor living in MetroWest and despite what some will tell you, it's one of the best neighborhoods in Orlando. A new police sub-station is opening this month and we now have our own private police presence. Crime is very low. I've just finished a term as the president of one of the local condo associations and while prices are down right now, they will rise again in the near future. MW is host to Veranda Park, a one billion dollar condo development which is unlike anything else in Orlando. Anyway, if you'd like to know more, get in touch. I'd be happy to help you find the right townhouse in the right community at the right price. ... more
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Rick Aguirre answered:
Wow what a question!!!
I cannot say that I have ever had the pleasure. The Landfill is so far back off of curry Ford that It would have to cover a whole subdivision to be seen from Curry Ford.
Between Curry Ford Rd and the Landfill is a large subdivision. Perhaps someone reading this who lives there can better answer.
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Fri Feb 29, 2008
Kathleen answered:
I do not live in Orlando, but my family is moving there in the summer of '09 and I have asked the same question. The information I have received over and over is Altamonte Springs, Brevard County schools (K-12) or Kissimmee ...and if I have to live in the city of Orlando make sure they go to Palm Lake, Sand Lake, Sunrise or West Creek Elementary, or the schools assigned to them for the older grades. The average 3 bedroom home in a good area is selling for around $300,000 in all these areas, and rent for the same is about $850 a month for a 3 br house, $775 for a 3br apartment. Hope that helps, it's helped me. ... more
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Tue May 13, 2008
Florida Mortgage Planner answered:
One way is to simply look at its location. If it is in an area that is a development, country club, or other "planned" layout, it likely has a HOA. If it is a condo, it will have a Condo Association for sure.

Virtually all homes are being built in planned developments and will have an HOA, so older homes likely will be a good start. Also, look at the overhead view of the property in Google Earth and see if it looks like a development. If it does, it likely has an HOA as well. Just some thoughts.
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Sun Aug 19, 2007
Shaun Mclane answered:
I think without a doubt, the most kid-friendly neighborhood is Celebration. This is just a guess, but any community built by Disney leads me to believe it's kid friendly. Hope this helps. ... more
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Mon Jan 12, 2009
Barrett Thomas answered:
Orlando is a wonderful city for families. It is known for its scenic lakes and parks, which makes it very desirable for outdoor activities and exploration. It also has a wonderful science museum which caters to children. The lovely weather in our area also makes us a great destination and a family oriented community. ... more
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