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Old 12-19-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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what happened --where did you end up? we are thinking of moving there soon -thanks!
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Lake Mary is a good city but is more expensive then surrounding areas. My advise is if you live in Lake Mary do your shopping in Sanford where stuff is cheaper.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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Lake Mary is a good city but is more expensive then surrounding areas. My advise is if you live in Lake Mary do your shopping in Sanford where stuff is cheaper.
I shop in Sanford and Longwood. Even when you look for a place to live, check into Longwood or Sanford which surrounds Lake Mary. That way, you can have the convenience of LM without paying more.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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I shop in Sanford and Longwood. Even when you look for a place to live, check into Longwood or Sanford which surrounds Lake Mary. That way, you can have the convenience of LM without paying more.
How do you compare Sanford or Longwood to Lake Mary? Are they good places?

I am going to retire and want to buy a winter home in Orlando area. Are there many retirees in Lake Mary?

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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For the most part, retirees do not choose Orlando because it is a pretty busy place. The older areas in town have more elderly people, but I think they are long time residents, not really retirees. Places like Clermont, The Villages, Harmony, Polk County and the coastal cities have more retirees as a general rule. Orlando has a young demographic and is more ideal for college students, young singles and young families.
I think Lake Mary and Longwood are better than Sanford as a general rule, but there are nice pockets of Sanford and nice older homes in the historic downtown, and some scuzzy areas in both Lake Mary and Longwood alike. The more specific you can be, the better to help answer your questions.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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Another suggestion maybe Mt. Dora. This area doesn't have many retired people. The Villages also would be good as the op mentioned.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I second Mt. Dora. It does not always come to mind first, but this is a great option for retirees. It is a quaint town with lots of dining, shopping, and antique shops. Lake County as a whole is a good choice and out of the hustle and bustle or Orlando, but Mt Dora is their crown jewel. It is a pleasant town.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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hello, me and my husband are planning to move to lake mary. i have an associate is applied science in nursing and he is a computer systems analyst. what is the job market out there for our professions if anybody knows?
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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hello, me and my husband are planning to move to lake mary. i have an associate is applied science in nursing and he is a computer systems analyst. what is the job market out there for our professions if anybody knows?
The medical field is always a good career. Check the hopsital websites, they seem to always be hiring. As far as your hubby, I'm not sure. Check monster.com, careerbuilder, and all those websites. Lake Mary is a nice area, but can be expensive as far as housing. You could try neighboring Longwood or certain parts of Sanford.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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what happened --where did you end up? we are thinking of moving there soon -thanks!
We still want to move, but are seriously concerned with the job market. We aren't going to move unless one of us has a firm job offer, which will have to be me since I'm an elementary teacher and he works in marketing/business. I have to start applying to counties now in hopes there are positions and not a hiring freeze. Worse case scenario, we might end up moving to northern Virginia and hold off on Florida to the economy gets better years down the line.
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