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View Poll Results: What city is most poised to become another powerhouse of the South
Richmond, Va 27 9.96%
New Orleans, LA 24 8.86%
Nashville, TN 107 39.48%
Jacksonville, FL 14 5.17%
Louisville, KY 10 3.69%
Raleigh, NC 71 26.20%
Birmingham, AL 16 5.90%
Memphis, TN 2 0.74%
Voters: 271. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-15-2015, 04:47 PM
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What makes it unique other than DisneyWorld is there?
Disney doesn't even factor into why I'm choosing to move there. It's unique compared to the other big cities in Florida, and it's just a good example of a city that is growing just like some of the other American cities that are at the moment. There is much more to Orlando than Disney, and many people don't know that.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:05 PM
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Disney doesn't even factor into why I'm choosing to move there. It's unique compared to the other big cities in Florida, and it's just a good example of a city that is growing just like some of the other American cities that are at the moment. There is much more to Orlando than Disney, and many people don't know that.
Exactly. I used to live there, and loved it. I still do, as we go down about every 3 months. The City has never looked better, in particular the urban core from Maitland to South of Downtown. We never go to the theme parks, and have no desire to.

I would move back without a second thought.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:07 PM
 
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Ok but what is it specifically that makes it unique?

It can be a nice place to live without being unique.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:15 PM
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Ok but what is it specifically that makes it unique?

It can be a nice place to live without being unique.
The historic neighborhoods with brick streets under a beautiful live oak canopy. The tropical feel of the landscape. Lakes literally everywhere. Beautiful springs and rivers. The beach 45 minutes to an hour away depending on where you live. A gorgeous Downtown surrounded by great neighborhoods. Friendly people, that are pretty open and welcoming. A fantastic Airport with tons of flights (thanks Disney).

It's a different sort of metro, and there's a reason people keep moving there. It's a nice place.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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If I were to move to Florida, Orlando would be my first choice without question.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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If I were to move to Florida, Orlando would be my first choice without question.
I think Orlando would be too.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:34 PM
 
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As much as it pains me to say it, I wouldn't blame y'all for choosing Orlando if Sunrail continues to expand and the Maglev and AAF all happen. Orlando would be quite the progressive US city in public transit. Of course that's a big if as Sunrail struggles to meet projections. We'll see what happens.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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There is so much to be proud of here, I think most people have no clue. Personally I think Orlando is ahead of the pack that follows Atlanta and Miami in the southeast.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl1VXFgDr5I

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hz_9WDVtuo

And the project I think will change our downtown the most is:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Z6dZALD44
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:59 AM
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There is so much to be proud of here, I think most people have no clue. Personally I think Orlando is ahead of the pack that follows Atlanta and Miami in the southeast.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl1VXFgDr5I


www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hz_9WDVtuo

And the project I think will change our downtown the most is:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Z6dZALD44

I agree.

People are really not aware.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Not sure if Orlando will ever be a hub city, but it is doing very well and has put itself in a position to not only grow as a city but mature. While I don't care to live here too much, it is a great family city and I will say the city is on it's way to becoming more recognizable. Orlando will continue to be an innovative city and I think once it's gets its transportation act together, other things can fall right into place. Big City infrastructure is coming along nicely. That is a plus.
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