U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Orlando
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-25-2011, 01:33 PM
 
7 posts, read 20,110 times
Reputation: 17

Advertisements

Well after scouring over these boards for over a year we got sudden news my husband was being transferred to the central Florida area. Now we have 3 weeks to move down there from PA!

I am pretty stressed and everything I had previously decided about where I would move has changed a bit . I need lots of help with choosing a safe area. I homeschool so schools are not a issue. Just safety and being within 15 minutes of the Disney parks . We want to keep it under 1,500 max so we can save to buy a house . We are looking for a home and not a townhome or condo. We dont care about pools .

Originally I wanted Celebration but you cant much over a townhome / condo and thats if you look really, really hard .

Then we looked at the townhomes in Windermere . But the townhomes just didnt appeal to me. I cant see myself in one. We just need more space and have to much stuff to be comfortable. Plus I hate being crammed against another house.

What about Davenport ? I have heard mixed things . I know the schools are bad but I HS so thats a mute point . How is the crime ? When I looked at the stats on here it shows as if its somewhat below the national average . But yet I have heard some bad things so I am confused .

How far would you say it is to the parks / Celebration ?( friends there) Would you say it feels safe ? Where do people that live in Davenport shop ? Are the shopping areas nice ? If not how far to nicer ones?

Most of the homes I have looked at appear to be just under the four corners area . Seems like you get a pretty nice home there for the money . But thats what makes me worry .

Any help or advice please. I am panicked about how fast we have to move so please please post as much detail as you can. Thanks a ton !

Last edited by croftlara; 03-25-2011 at 01:44 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-25-2011, 02:24 PM
 
4,155 posts, read 7,613,696 times
Reputation: 2339
Davenport is well over 15 minutes from Disney. Try Dr. Phillips, it will tough in that price range, but you should find some options.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2011, 01:56 PM
 
26,589 posts, read 52,947,716 times
Reputation: 12963
I agree, Dr. Phillips or Winter Garden off Daniels or Maguire would be better optionis. Davenport would never be my first choice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Orlando
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top