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Old 03-01-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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My husband and I are interested in moving to Orlando, we are coming down from Colorado in 2 weeks to look around and get started. So far from reading other posts I have made a list of places to look at. We are looking for a rural area on the out skirts of the city, not too far of a commute, but willing to commute if needed. We want a lot size of at least 0.5 acre but prefer 1acre or more. Price range up to $200,000.
So far my list of areas to see with properties similar to this includes: Wedgefield, Chuluota, Oviedo, Apopka, Sorrento, Sanford, Mt Dora, Eustis, Geneva, Osteen, St Cloud.
Any other suggestions or input on the list I have so far?
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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Those are all the areas I would have mentioned. Might add Route 46 between Mt. Dora and Sanford also. And I might make a suggestion, generally speaking the communities to the Northwest of Orlando have better commutes due to expansion of 441 and the 429 and Maitland express.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Pretty much most of unincorporated Lake County would suit your needs. There are a couple of homes for sale on Hartwood Marsh and CR 561 in particular that might work well for you.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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If you're considering Wedgefield, you might like the area where I live (East Orlando/Waterford Lakes). In neighborhoods like Stony Brook and Avalon Park East you can find 4-5 bedroom houses with pool in your price range, but you're close to shopping and good schools. Also, with 408 you can be downtown in 25 minutes or take 528 to the Airport/International Drive/Theme Parks in 30 - 45 minutes.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My favorite rural area of metro Orlando is the rural areas in southern lake county because of all the rolling hills. I also like Geneva for it's proximity to New Smyrna Beach.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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I agree w/Alex - and if you take the 528 the other direction (east), you'll be at Cocoa Beach in 45 minutes - cruise ship terminals in slightly less than that.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:57 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Great list! To the OP, it seems like you have it covered.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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Groveland is another area you might consider.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:30 AM
 
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I'd tread carefully in Groveland and Minneola--check out the situation with the massive debts that they have before making a commitment. I'm hearing Minneola might need to raise taxes by at least 150% to make up their current shortfall.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:17 AM
 
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And I might make a suggestion, generally speaking the communities to the Northwest of Orlando have better commutes due to expansion of 441 and the 429 and Maitland express.
I agree. The new Western Expressway Toll Road (429) has fairly light traffic and would offer easy access into Orlando versus I-4. Based on that scenario the Mount Plymouth area east of Mt Dora would be an ideal spot to look.
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