Choosing the Right Neighborhood in Orlando

December 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

 

There are many different reasons why someone initially moves to Florida and settles into a new community. Whatever the reason, there are many factors to take into consideration when deciding what neighborhood to move into. When relocating, it is important to keep in mind that you are not only buying a home, but also buying into a neighborhood. That is why it is important to consider some factors before deciding on the right neighborhood for you. 
 
·         Schools – If you have kids, looking into school ratings may help you decide where to live. Even if you don’t have kids, higher rated schools help increase home value. 
 
·         Commute – If moving to Orlando for school or work, consider the distance needed for traveling from each neighborhood and look for something close to your destination if looking to save on gas. 
 
·         What’s Nearby – The proximity of local shopping, restaurants or hobbies may be an important factor in choosing a neighborhood. While some prefer to be near local shopping for convenience, others prefer to be away from the hustle of shopping areas. Decide what works for you. 
 
In the Orlando area, there are many areas that may fit what you are looking for. If looking to be close to the theme parks and attractions, then southwest Orlando and Lake Buena Vista areas are your best bets; You can even live in Disney’s own local community, Celebration. If looking for a more central locale to downtown Orlando and the city, you might want to consider the more established Winter Park or College Park, or the newer Baldwin Park area. To get right into the mix of Downtown, there are many condos available around Lake Eola. If you are moving for higher learning purposes, anywhere in the University Blvd., Alafaya, or East Orlando area would suit you best. For more upscale living, check out Windermere, Lake Nona or Heathrow neighborhoods. 
 
Regardless of what you’re looking for, Orlando is bound to have something for you!
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