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Old 03-18-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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Hello!

I'm currently living in Miami and recently got the opportunity to work from home with my current employer, which is great because I can relocate, which is something I've wanted to do for many years. Raising a 13 year old in this city is becoming more and more difficult.

My boyfriend lives in Ocala, and because the job situation there is terrible right now (and also because I hate it lol), we have decided to move, somewhere where we are close enough to a big city (work, fun) but not in a big city, since he also has his 2yr old daughter part time.

I've heard great things about Winter Springs and Oviedo, and was wondering if anyone would be willing to share some insight. He's in the restaurant/fine dining profession, so we think Orlando would have many opportunities, but again, any insight would be great!

Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:27 AM
 
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Why move from Miami to Ocala if you're in the restaurant business. It's like moving to the Sahara desert and opening a surf shop.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Why move from Miami to Ocala if you're in the restaurant business. It's like moving to the Sahara desert and opening a surf shop.
Uhh that's why they're considering Orlando instead of stepping all the way down in size to Ocala. For multiple reasons, the Orlando metro area will more than likely fit the bill for these folks. Winter Springs and Oviedo are suburbs, nothing more, nothing less but would be fine places to start a family.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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Oviedo is a great place to raise a family as the public schools across the board are "A" rated and the area is quite safe. The 417 Expressway makes it pretty convenient to most of the area as well.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Sounds to me like the Orlando metro area would meet your needs just fine. Oviedo, Winter Springs,
Winter Park, Longwood, Maitland, lots of choices.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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Since he's in the restaurant business, you may want to look at communities closer to the theme parks/hotels as that is where most of the upscale dining is. Look into Dr. Phillips and Windermere.
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