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Old 10-04-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: America
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What's tricky about the Orlando area is even the so called "ghetto" areas don't look very ghetto at all; when compared to ghetto areas in other cities. Also many of the ghetto areas are in pockets rather than in just one side of town; again, unlike other cities. You can be in a nice area and then in a few blocks be in a bad area and then again in a few blocks be in a good area.

Overall the Orlando area is very nice. It is just hard right now to get a job there or anywhere for that matter. I believe the Orlando area was hit hard because its two biggest industries; construction and tourism were hit hard in this recession.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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To the OP, the thing about the O is that it is quite spread out, and if you stayed in the attractions areas (I-Drive/Universal or Disney area) you probably won't run into the hood. The major hoods that I know of are Carver shores, Washington Shores, the infamous Pine hills, Mercy drive, the area around Texas, Rio Grande, and Americana ( don't know the official names of these hoods), Parramore st. OBT. and as mentioned before, Altamonte Springs over by Mcdonald's. There are more but like stated before, they are in small pockets. The Millenia/ Metrowest area is a wolf in sheeps clothing. If I lived there now I'd give you a guided tour, but if you are just visiting you would have to go looking for the so called "ghettos"
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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I forgot about Tangelo park, off of Sand Lake rd
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Redneck Hell Lucedale, Ms
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Well much thanks!!! Now the hard part: trying to figure out how to do this. Moving from up North to where we are now was easy, we already had a place set up to move to, this is a hole new story...I guess this is where I loose the rest of my hair, put on some more weight from being nervous (cause I like to eat when I'm nervous) We really don't have alot of money to move on but if we stay here we will be totally :LKJ#(> and then it would be even harder...any suggestions??? Thanks again!! yes I'm very nervous as you can tell....
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Redneck Hell Lucedale, Ms
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Ok I dunno how to take this ...I got a message that said : hee hee ...mmm...mmm.mmm....how do I take that?
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Well much thanks!!! Now the hard part: trying to figure out how to do this. Moving from up North to where we are now was easy, we already had a place set up to move to, this is a hole new story...I guess this is where I loose the rest of my hair, put on some more weight from being nervous (cause I like to eat when I'm nervous) We really don't have alot of money to move on but if we stay here we will be totally :LKJ#(> and then it would be even harder...any suggestions??? Thanks again!! yes I'm very nervous as you can tell....
This is not a place to come without significant savings. Unless you are in certain professional occupations, employers won't even look at your resumes until you live here, and the unemployment rate is around 10%, so even once you get here the chances of finding employment in the first three months are slim.

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Old 10-04-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: America
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I have to agree with annerk, do not come without a job lined up. Orlando has been hit especially hard by the recession and there are lots of people already here without jobs you will be competing with.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Oviedo, Fl formerly from the Philly Burbs!
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Ok I dunno how to take this ...I got a message that said : hee hee ...mmm...mmm.mmm....how do I take that?
With the big fat 'delete' button...cause that is about what that comment would be worth.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Redneck Hell Lucedale, Ms
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So another words I'm pretty much cachunked! I guess we will have to go north again. I was really wanting to move there! We sure can't stay here! It's draining our resources and patience! I'm just plain out of ideas trying to keep above water! I'm going to need a good psychologist after all of this...No joke...Thanks, unless anyone else something worth inputting!
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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What are you talking about? I am not the one who said that about the jobs....it was a friend as I stated and who said anything about being poor? Did you not comprehend what I stated? I happen to come from Norfolk Virginia so I know ghetto when I see it and I didn't see it in Orlando.
My whole point was...common sense would tell anyone that DUH!! Orlando isn't one entire ghetto, ask Tiger Woods and Michael Jackson (RIP) who have homes in Orlando. Ask the thousands of millionaries who live in Bay Hill, Islesworth and Winter park. I'm sure they all don't work and made their money outside of Orlando....(sarcastic). A few people say 9/11 was performed by our own government...most people have enough common sense to dismiss such claims as should people dismiss a claim by someone who says...Orlando is one giant ghetto with absolutely no jobs lol. I don't think there is a single city in the US or even the world who matches this description.
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