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Old 03-12-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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Default best cities around orlando? within 30 min?

im am not so much concerned about the rushhour traffic i just want to find some nice towns around orlando.
-prferably ones with good or pretty good schools
-nice homes maybe new developement
-new development

thanks!
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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Lake Mary probably leads the pack as it has some very nice brand new/newer development and top-rated schools.

City of Lake Mary, Florida
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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im am not so much concerned about the rushhour traffic i just want to find some nice towns around orlando.
-prferably ones with good or pretty good schools
-nice homes maybe new developement
-new development

thanks!
Price range?
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Windermere
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Another town to check out is Windermere. It is also a nice area and there are some new developments in the outskirts of Windermere. However it seems like some of the developments aren't fully developed since the economy slowed down a lot of home building.

The schools are good in the Windermere area as well. I am not as familiar with Lake Mary though.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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Another option is Oviedo. It's still semi-rural with excellent schools (10 out 10 across all grades) yet an easy commute to most of the area.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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Winter Park, Thornton Park, Lake Eola Heights, Delaney Park, Colonial Town, Baldwin Park
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:37 AM
 
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Winter Park, Thornton Park, Lake Eola Heights, Delaney Park, Colonial Town, Baldwin Park
The OP was looking for "towns" within 30 minutes of Orlando with new/newer development. The only one on this list that's a town is Winter Park (which borders Orlando), which isn't known for new/newer development. The rest are neighborhoods within Orlando which aren't known for new development other than Baldwin Park.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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Winter garden, lake Mary, Oviedo, tuscawilla, lake Nona, east Orlando
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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I am in the same "boat".. Can someone tell me more about the areas of Clermont and Minneola ? My dh was offered a job @ the MCO Airport and we would like to live as far as possible from that area.. We are looking for a small town feeling place with good schools (like the charter school Imagine South Lake in Clermont) and a good family oriented neighborhood.. thank you all for your responses in advance..

P.R. Army Wife..
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I am in the same "boat".. Can someone tell me more about the areas of Clermont and Minneola ? My dh was offered a job @ the MCO Airport and we would like to live as far as possible from that area.. We are looking for a small town feeling place with good schools (like the charter school Imagine South Lake in Clermont) and a good family oriented neighborhood.. thank you all for your responses in advance..

P.R. Army Wife..
Generally, the farther away you get from Orlando the worse the schools are. The best districts are in Orange and Seminole Counties. If you want to have a small-town feel, I'd add Oviedo and Windermere to your list. I don't know much about Clermont or Minneola, so I'll leave that to somebody else.
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