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Old 03-21-2011, 04:52 PM
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My husband and I are looking to relocate to the Orlando area.
I've read that the Dr. Phillips area, Windermere area, Winter Park and Lake Mary areas are good. But I'd love to be able to narrow that list down.
Ideally we want to be near in a family oriented neighborhood with a good elementary school.
(I'm not sure if Orange County or Seminole County have better schools).
Specific neighborhood suggestions are welcome too!
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:09 PM
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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Price range would help but Lake Mary is known for it's schools, sounds like lower and middle grades are a focus for a few years so; Heathrow, Magnolia Plantation

and to include Lake Mary High schools; Alaqua Lakes, Veramonte (new homes), Shannon Downs, Wingfield Reserve and neighborhoods along Lake Emma to give a few ideas.

Zoning tool for Seminole County Schools:

Dr Phillips is another nice area but most all homes are older, Reserve at Cypress Point, Vizcaya, Granada Villas, Orange Tree, Spring Lake, Greenleaf to name a few.

Windermere is also a nice area especially the newer area around Disney/Winter Garden; Summerport, Signature Lakes, Independence, Edens Hammock, Lakes of Windermere, Windermere Point, Lake Sawyer, Eden Isle, Prestone Square all nice neighborhoods.

Zoning tool for Orange county

Hope this helps,
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:51 PM
Location: NYC/Orlando
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You have a really good list there- it really all comes down to personal taste. I would think Winter Park might be a little less family-oriented but that's just my perception. My personal favorites are Dr. Phillips and Windermere (the downtown area).
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:58 AM
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I would look at Baldwin Park before Winter Park. It is right next door to WP and all brand new. Also, close to UCF which is a big plus for the future.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:47 AM
Location: FL
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Baldwin Park; very family friendly. Playgrounds are busy every night and lots to do in the Village Center.
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