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Old 03-28-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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I am in the market for a new job and I have an offer in downtown orlando (near lake eola). Currently I live in Winter Haven and I am hoping to move somewhere near downtown if I take this offer.

I would look to spend 700-800/month. I would like to live somwhere safe with things to do close by. I know that downtown is not in that price range really, but I would like to be close enough to walk/bike to work. I realize that is highly unlikely, but the closer the better.

Any one have any suggestions of places to live and things to do in those areas?

Thanks
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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You could only rent a room with that unless you move to Paramoore.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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You should look for roomates on Craigslist or their equal in the Colonialtown/Thornton Park/Audubon Park areas. That level of rent is kind of the base for a decent efficiency/studio, but probably not in that downtown core area as it is very hip and pricey.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:45 PM
 
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Well I realize that its too expensive there, I thought I mentioned that in the post. That is why I am asking if there are any places near downtown, not necesarrily downtown. I have found one bedrooms near the area that are in that range. I am just wondering how far I have to go away and which areas are better.

But thanks for the time.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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wow
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Something wrong?
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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I guess I should mention also that I am a 23 year old professional. I like to go out some and have an area safe enough to walk around in because I do have a dog and I enjoy walking and exploring. I dont remember seeing too many places like that around the orlando area.

I wasnt trying to upset any one. I just wanted to convey more of my original intent. I realize downtown is out of my price range, and I am not too keen on a roomate right now, especially when a lot do not like dogs.

My main goal was to find hte closest areas within my price range and maybe some benifits and cons of each area. I can find appartments on rent.com etc, but it doesnt let me know what the neighborhoods are REALLY like and what there is to do there.

Thanks for your time.
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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The best thing to do is come here and take a look for yourself. Some of the nicer areas are northeast of Orlando like Winter Park and Maitland. For the most part it is pretty safe there for walking your dog and it is about 20-30 minutes to downtown maximum.
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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I think you should be ok in that price range living right downtown. Granted you won't be in a high rise condo but could probaly find an garage apartment in that price range. The best thing to do would be just to drive around the neighborhoods looking for signs. A lot of the garage apartments and mother in law suites are rented out by the owners of the main home who usually don't post the listing online. I would also look in college park. The truth is, for that price range it will be a little harder to find a place, even out in the burbs one br apartments are going for $900. since thats the case, you might as well live downtown. And as a young professional myself, I will say that the short travel time is invaluable when you're in less than good condition to drive.
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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look in college park
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