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Old 09-10-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Default What are the safest diversified cities NEAR Orlando?

We are moving to FL from New York and are looking for the safest cities closest to Orlando that have a diverified mix of races. Since we have kids and an elderly parent, we are also looking for excellent schools and nearby hospitals. ( nearby meaning not more than four-five miles away). We were considing Lake Mary, however it is not very diversified, the schools are excellent but the hospitals are 14 miles from Orlando.
Please Help!

 
Old 09-11-2007, 06:30 AM
 
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I'm sure you will get a lot of different opinions, but here in Florida, the words safe, good schools, and diversity are not ususally uttered in the same conversation. I'm from up north, and I know exactly what you are looking for (it's how I grew up). But to get that down here, you may be searching for a while.

Good luck.
 
Old 09-11-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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I think Lake Mary has everything you have on your list and as far as the diversity issue I would not worry because the surrounding areas are diverse enough that your family will interact with many different types of people on a daily basis. Also, compared to the rest of the Country Lake Mary is pretty diverse IMO.
 
Old 09-11-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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what isnt diverse about lake mary? just curious.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Orlando Florida
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Check out Windermere
 
Old 09-12-2007, 07:10 AM
 
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Be careful what you wish for. Where I came from, diversity meant many people from all walks of life, religions, backgrounds and cultures came together for a common purpose and sense of community.

In Orlando, diversity means that either a half a million Puerto Ricans live in your neighborhood, or you live around the corner from the hood.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 07:11 AM
 
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what isnt diverse about lake mary? just curious.
Hee hee hee... I love it.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 09:16 AM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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"In Orlando, diversity means that either a half a million Puerto Ricans live in your neighborhood, or you live around the corner from the hood."


you got that right, stupidflanders! i'm in the neighborhood that is like the first one you mentioned. and these homes are 300-400k. there are literally very few white families in my neighborhood. out by waterford and avalon park areas.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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"In Orlando, diversity means that either a half a million Puerto Ricans live in your neighborhood, or you live around the corner from the hood."


you got that right, stupidflanders! i'm in the neighborhood that is like the first one you mentioned. and these homes are 300-400k. there are literally very few white families in my neighborhood. out by waterford and avalon park areas.
Money from up north and Miami will change the face of Orlando forever....
 
Old 09-12-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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We are moving to FL from New York and are looking for the safest cities closest to Orlando that have a diverified mix of races. Since we have kids and an elderly parent, we are also looking for excellent schools and nearby hospitals. ( nearby meaning not more than four-five miles away). We were considing Lake Mary, however it is not very diversified, the schools are excellent but the hospitals are 14 miles from Orlando.
Please Help!
Although a few people can't get over their fears & inferiority complexes & still wish for segregation. Almost all of Orlando is diversified. A true melting pot with very few people that are stuck in the middle ages that don't want to melt. I would recommend the areas around Lake Nona, Hunter's Creek, Dr. Phillips, Waterford Lakes, Conway & Williamsburg. Good luck in your search. I hope you enjoy Orlando as much as I have.
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