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Old 10-09-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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Default Best area to live in outside Orlando

My husband may accept a new job on the southside of Orlando...I thnk on Conference Drive. We will be moving from Nashville and have a high school student. She's an Honor Student with diverse interests (she's a dancer, competition choir, media club, student body) and very social so schools are key. My family enjoys outdoor activities (we have a dog), the cultural arts, (I'm a professional artist), and good eats. Lake Mary sounds nice but I'm concerned about the commute. We have family in Gainesville and may be considering UF for one of our children who may want to do their post grad work there. Living on the side of town that is convenient to that travel route is of interest. Appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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I looked up Conference Drive and could not find it. Do you mean International Drive? Please clarify as south Orlando is a large area.

I posted this on your last thread- but if the job is located near southwest Orlando either Dr. Phillips or Windermere would work for you. Both are beautiful, safe, and have two of the best high schools in the county (Dr. Phillips HS and Olympia HS). Dr. Phillips even has a Dance Magnet and Choir Magnet that your daughter can audition to be in. There's plenty of parks around (even a dog park in Dr. Phillips and close to Windermere in Winter Garden). Dr. Phillips his home to "Restaurant Row" on Sand Lake Rd.- an array of really fabulous places to eat. Downtown you'll find more of the arts you're interested in- galleries, theaters, etc.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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Commerce Center Drive is where my husband will be working. I looked at Windemere however the stats I found for that area seem a little out of our demograph. Median income of 109,000 and average house price in the millions, we buy wine in the $10-20 range not $50-100. If I'm wrong please let me know, whats the deal with Winter Garden.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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That work place is about 5 minutes down the road from Dr. Phillips. Yes, it's a more expensive area but there are neighborhoods that are more affordable. Winter Garden has some nice, affordable areas south of Colonial Drive towards the Winter Garden Village. Winter Garden itself has a cute little downtown north of Colonial but the area around it is a little rough. The high school (West Orange) isn't that great. However, if she wants to attend a better school there's always a chance she could get into a magnet program at either Olympia HS or Dr. Phillips HS. The area is still worth checking into.
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