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View Poll Results: WICH CITY HAST THE BEST QUALITY OF LIFE?
Miami 1 16.67%
Orlando 1 16.67%
Houston 2 33.33%
Virginia Beach 2 33.33%
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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I am planning to relocate in Orlando from Houston tx, I would like to know how good is to live in Orlando? How are real state prices compared with houston? How much money do I need to buy a property in a safety neighborhood? What are the best things about Orlando? and what are the worst?
IMPORTANT. In Houston it is possible to buy a 2,000 square feet with $180,000 to $200.000 in a good neighborhood with decent neighbors... it is possible in Orlando too?
Please let me know, I really appreciate the advise.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Yes you can buy a good house in a nice neighborhood for about $150 - 160k these days. But why are u considering moving here if you dont mind asking? Don't move till you have a job offer here because it is very tough to find a job here with countless people ahead of you. The best things about orlando is that you will be close to attractions like disney, universal, beaches etc, worst part will be the heat over here. I have been living here for over 12 years and I am considering moving out of here because it is at it's worst point right now. According to me you are living in a way better place right now, i mean i would consider moving houston than orlando.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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Well I am glad home prices are similar to Houston, I am concidering moving because I have an opportunity over there and because my wife loves florida and she doesnt like Houston. The heat is not a problem for me, I think Orlando is a cold place compared with Houston...=). I love Houston but we will see, thank you for your advice.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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Orlando is great for vacation.. not so great place to live. Houses are better now since the economy tanked but otherwise cost of living is high. Schools are not so great. Traffic is horrid as the roads were not built to handle it. Heat with humidity and lack of ocean breeze makes summer very long.
Loving Florida does not mean loving Orlando... think twice and then again.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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What part of Florida is the most temperate, weather-wise?
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:13 PM
 
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My main issue with Orlando is that is way too inland for me and too far from either coast,i'am from the caribbean so i need to be close to a beach or ocean or i'll go nuts..but hey that's just me, some people don't mind being and hour or so inland,not me.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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It's funny these posts about Orlando being inland with humidity or being too far from the coast. You've basically described Houston to a tee. And not to mention the beaches Orlando is close to are way better than Houston.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:23 PM
 
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It's funny these posts about Orlando being inland with humidity or being too far from the coast. You've basically described Houston to a tee. And not to mention the beaches Orlando is close to are way better than Houston.
I agree, also, I've never seen a city with as many lakes as Orlando, not to homes with pools, plus you have great water parks in your backyard for those very hot summer days.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:38 PM
 
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$200k would put you in a pretty nice neighborhood. Probably 3/2 with a pool in a good school district. Best thing about Orlando is variety. Variety in things to do, variety in communities, variety in people. Worst thing about Orlando the traffic. The weather thing is really not that bad. It's unbearable for about 4 months a year. The rest of the year is pretty nice. For example today it was lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. It will probably stay this way for another month. After that it starts to heat up with it getting pretty bad in July and August. It starts to cool down again at the end of September. The beach really is not any further away than what you're used to in Houston.
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