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Old 03-08-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Hi everyone,

I recently visited Maitland Village located just south of RDV Sports Complex in Maitland. I'm wondering if that is a really undesirable area since it's right on the border with Lockhart and Eatonville?!

The other place I'm considering is Point Cypress in Dr. Phillips. The price difference between the 2 is about 3.5% or $40,000. (Point Cypress being a bit more pricey)

For the price difference, should I or should I not consider Maitland Village?

I'm planning on moving to Orlando from Miami. I'm 30, single, male, active but not out socializing every night. Some peace and quiet is preferred within the community, with nearby places to go, things to do and good restaurants, of course. Oh, and easy access to a gym/basketball and airport is required as well.

Thanks
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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Maitland isn't a bad area, but I much prefer Dr. Phillips. It's one of the most upscale communities in Orlando. The Point Cypress townhomes are gorgeous. I've been in to see the models twice and loved them. I don't know anything about Maitland Village, though.

A bonus to living in Dr. Phillips is you're in the entertainment/shopping mecca of Orlando.. Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and I-Drive are all around you, and downtown isn't too far either. Plus, about 2 minutes away from Point Cypress is what's called Restaurant Row, on Sand Lake Rd. There's plenty of gyms around- YMCA, Gold's Gym, Planet Fitness and you'll be about 20 minutes from Orlando International.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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The price difference between the 2 is about 3.5% or $40,000. (Point Cypress being a bit more pricey)
I'm sure the priced difference is more than 3.5% because that would value the properties at over a million dollars, and they definitely aren't worth that

I'm not sure if Point Cypress has been completed, but I visited the models when they were about half way done with the project. They were nice, but I didn't think they were worth the asking price at the time...

How much are they asking now.. the only one I see right now is about $300K... and with a $300/month HOA, I think you have some better options in Dr. Phillips.

If you still want that townhome type feel without sharing a wall with a neighbor, I'd look into single family homes in Toscana or Bay Ridge (across from Bay Hill)...

But to answer your question about DP vs. Maitland, I'd go DP.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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I'm planning on moving to Orlando from Miami. I'm 30, single, male, active but not out socializing every night. Some peace and quiet is preferred within the community, with nearby places to go, things to do and good restaurants, of course. Oh, and easy access to a gym/basketball and airport is required as well. Thanks
Based on wanting more peace and quiet (which I suppose would include less traffic/congestion), I'd stick with Maitland. The Dr Phillips area is right in the thick of the tourist action, meaning lots of traffic and many overcrowded places with people who don't even live here. Maitland and neighboring Altamonte Springs are more local-oriented and not as crowded. You also have easy access to downtown via I-4 as well as Park Avenue in Winter Park which has a more laidback vibe. RDV is the nicest/most upscale health club in the city and having that nearby would be a terrific asset, not to mention a great place to meet new friends.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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wow, bad math on my part... i meant 12% roughly
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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Maitland is perfectly fine however if being near the airport is high priority I would suggest you pick Dr. Phillips. Traffic back ups can make the trip from a Maitland to OIA fairly long.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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I looked up Toscana... HOA fee there is $670, holy moly. That'll make resale a bit tough.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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Also, I work from a home office, so I don't have to deal with rush hour traffic.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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In that case both areas are fine. They each fit your requirements for amenities. It's really just a matter of if you consider the extra price worth it. IMO the areas are comparable to each other in amenities, convenience and safety. The one disadvantage I would bring up in the Maitland property is that it is buried within office and apartment complexes so your not within a very close distance to grocery stores, etc.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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So even though it's located west of I-4, south of RDV, and sandwiched right between Lockhart and Eatonville, it's still not a bad location?
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