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Old 08-05-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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Default Best Family Neighborhoods and Schools in Orlando area?

We are looking to relocate from Philadelphia to the Orlando area... not sure about the area at all, I have been researching but I cannot get clear cut info about areas that have safe-low crime- family neighborhoods with good schools. I have a 6 year old who I would love to be able to go outside and ride his bike with other kids in the neighborhood...We live in a very nice area of Philadelphia, but I want my son to have a better atmosphere compared to here.
I would love any info that will point me in the right direction of where to begin a search. I am a teach also hoping to find a job in the same area..my husband is in the restaurant business..so any info to get us started looking in the right area is greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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You should look into the Dr. Phillips area... beautiful family community with great schools. Also is home to our locally famous "Restaurant Row" on Sand Lake Rd., west of I-4. Also lots of shopping and entertainment (including the theme parks) are close by, but don't impose on the family-friendly lifestyle. I grew up here and love the area. Another area to check out would be Windermere which is beautiful but a little further out.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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Dr. Phillips, newer Windermere / Winter Garden area behind Disney, newer Lake Nona area with restaurants on the way as a result of the new medical hires coming and Lake Mary.

Hope this helps,
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Winter Park, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs (west of I-4), Wekiwa/Sweetwater (Longwood), Oviedo, Tuskawilla, Dr. Phillips, Windermere, Winter Garden, Baldwin Park, Lake Nona
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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Check out North Lake Park in Lake Nona.

School & Y right in the middle of the community. Lots of green space that tends to be full of neighbors each nice evening.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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We are looking to relocate from Philadelphia to the Orlando area... not sure about the area at all, I have been researching but I cannot get clear cut info about areas that have safe-low crime- family neighborhoods with good schools. I have a 6 year old who I would love to be able to go outside and ride his bike with other kids in the neighborhood...We live in a very nice area of Philadelphia, but I want my son to have a better atmosphere compared to here.
I would love any info that will point me in the right direction of where to begin a search. I am a teach also hoping to find a job in the same area..my husband is in the restaurant business..so any info to get us started looking in the right area is greatly appreciated!
I recently moved to the area from Philadelphia (late December) and can tell you it's a breath of fresh air comparatively speaking. There are a number of areas that are family-friendly but would recommend a select few in terms of being safe/having low crime and also feeling that way. I'd recommend checking out Lake Mary and Oviedo which are outside the sphere of Orlando-proper but certainly within reasonable commute time of Orlando (30-40 minutes) relative to commute times you're probably used to. Direct mail me and I'd be happy to give you a rundown of some specific neighborhoods that I think you'd find appealing as well as other any information you might need.
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