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Old 05-09-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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Well tonight will be our last night in Celebration and I asked my wife if she see our family living here, her reply was NO WAY. After a week here she said that this place feels like The Stepford Wife and The Truman Show combine into one.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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Well tonight will be our last night in Celebration and I asked my wife if she see our family living here, her reply was NO WAY. After a week here she said that this place feels like The Stepford Wife and The Truman Show combine into one.
How much longer have you got here in the Orlando area? Have you have a chance to take a look at any other neighbourhoods?
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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Character is hard to find in a newer state like Florida, especially the Orlando area. I would say Celebration and Baldwin Park try hard to imitate it, but the only true places to find it are Winter Park, College Park, Thornton Park, and the Delaney Park/Lake Davis area. Since these are older areas that have treelined streets paved with bricks and many of the homes are older and larger. Few other areas of town are as old, even though there are many areas around town where the homes are as large and have nice parks and lakes. I know there are also some historic districts in Sanford, Longwood, Kissimmee, Eola Heights in Orlando, Eatonville, and there are older downtown areas in Winter Garden and Apopka, but the downtown areas are not as nice in those two or Sanford for the most part. You should also check out the Mt Dora area NW of Apopka out Orange Blossom Trail, it is known for it's unique, quaint charm/character.
how far is the commute from Lockheed Sand Lake to Mt Dora. Not really in distance but in traffic minutes?
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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30-40 if you use the 429. It is not that congested yet as a whole.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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Thanks Wilshire.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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Where are you from originally? Towns in Florida are never going to compare with some of the older towns in the Northeast (Newburyport, MA, Rockport, MA, the Hamptons in NY, Forest Hills, NY, Upstate NY, NH) and places like La Jolla, CA, Coronado,CA, Anaheim, CA.) Nothing like the small towns in the Midwest either. Celebration, Dr. Phillips, Windemere and Winter Park are about the best you are going to get in central Florida though. Dunedin is cute on the West coast.

I'm from Toronto Canada
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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How much longer have you got here in the Orlando area? Have you have a chance to take a look at any other neighbourhoods?
I left 2 days after. Sat May 10th.
My wife and I have been discussing about purchase a home/condo in Orlando areas since last year, it was our first time in Florida, this year we stay in Celeb. because we want to see if for ourself. I also visit Cocoa beach for a day, both me and my wife agreed that if price are the same we would prefer close to the beach than the Mouse. Next year we will check out Clearwater beach area, and we might come down in Aug-Sept time frame to see if we can stand the heat
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Clearwater is nicer than Cocoa, but can also be pricier.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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Clearwater is nicer than Cocoa, but can also be pricier.
Average 50% higher?
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Average 50% higher?
I do not know that, I just know what I know from being there and looking at homes on zillow.com. Some of the priciest homes in Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater are along that strand of beach from St Pete Beach to Clearwater.
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