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Old 03-15-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Hi there,

My husband and I will be relocating to Orlando from Dallas soon. We are looking into the Wedefield area. Does this area flood a lot?? Some of the pics of yards we have seen look a bit swampy?? Not the term I'm looking for but the best I can do... Also, how far of a commute would it be to the Doctor Phillips area. My husband's office will be off of Florida 400, in that area. The map says about 26 miles but what are commute times like with traffic. Anyone know about the schools there? Also, what about good children's hospitals? Where would they be. We have a special needs daughter that is in therapy several days a week so we'd need to be within reasonable driving distance of that, too.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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You're spot on with the term "swampy" as that's what the area was prior to development, not to mention remote. You probably won't have serious flooding as it's not part of a river basin or near a large lake. The schools aren't very good, the local high school (Timber Creek) received a "C" grade of late. The commute to the Doctor Phillips area would average 45 minutes to an hour, upwards to 90 minutes on a bad day. The best children's hospital is probably the ORMC-Arnold Palmer facility in downtown Orlando.

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Old 03-16-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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I agree you will have a short/long drive time based on weather, daily 4:30 rain cycle or a bit later causing traffic on Route 50 to bind up.

Also Route 50 is a main and only road in an out of that area without going around the horn.

ORMC-Arnold Palmer is near Winter Park again a Route 50 drive.

Area has more of a draining issue, best check the FEMA site for flood maps.

Have you thought of going the other way, Clermont?

Hope this helps,
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Thanks so much! We are just beginning our search and found a house there that we liked, in pictures, so we wanted to check. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We will be making a trip out in person soon but if we can have it narrowed down to a few areas that will make it much easier. I will look into Clermont and see what is out there. Are the schools good?

I really appreciate your help. Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated, too!

Have a great day!
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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What is your budget? If you can afford it, Dr. Phillips is a wonderful place to live and has great schools. It would definitely cut down on the commute time!
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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We are trying to stay between 230,000 and 250,000. Once my husband's company makes their final decision about the relo package we'll know more...but that's what we'd like to be in. I haven't looked into Dr. Phillips but will add it to my list to look at tonight! Thanks so much!
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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I just did a 5 second search on realtor.com and found 66 houses in Dr Phillips between $0 and $250k. So they do exist.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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We live in Wedgefield and have never had a problem with flooding. There are some areas with cypress trees but most lots of high and dry.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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We live in Wedgefield and have never had a problem with flooding. There are some areas with cypress trees but most lots of high and dry.
Hi. I am planning to buy lot there.Wondering how this area growing last 2 to 3 years..thanks
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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Does wedgefield have a water problem? Thought I saw articles about contamination in the water?
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