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Old 05-12-2007, 08:02 AM
 
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I hate to tell you this, but EVERYWHERE is bad to live if you don't want to work a low paying job or get an MBA. I have a BA (and I'm 2 classes away from my MA) and it's still difficult to find a job.

10 years ago you could get by without a college education. Now it's increasingly difficult to get by with just a HS diploma. And it's tough to get by on a 4-year degree as well. Orlando isn't the only place with that problem.

Also, Tulsa, OK is nice. But it has its areas too. I was just there last weekend (I go about once a year), it has it's run down places, there is hardly ANY "night life," and it's difficult to get a job there in certain areas as well.

Every city has its draw backs. I used to live in Detroit. You want to talk about bad traffic, bad buses, bad economy I'll invite you to come and visit and you can talk to the most unemployed state!
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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Wow, now I freaking out, Is there any place decent in Fl?...No really!...I live in W. Palm for a long time it is over-priced, beautiful and there are things to do but if you got no money how much can you do, just going to a movie theater can cost you a lot. I thought about Orlando but mow afetr hearing all these comments one has to wonder. If you guys could give any pointers I appreciate it. And yes I hate to admited but theare are certain groups of people that should not being here. I`m Latino but I work for my money and I don`t ask anything from the goverment, I`m proud to be a US citizen and respect the goverment and laws. Moderator cut: comment

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Old 03-31-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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The smarter ones leave it. I think that is the type of intelligence that allowed species to develop... you know the dumb ones die and the smart ones live, that kinda jazz.
Actually, the really smart ones thrive (wherever they are).
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Wow, now I freaking out, Is there any place decent in Fl?...No really!...I live in W. Palm for a long time it is over-priced, beautiful and there are things to do but if you got no money how much can you do, just going to a movie theater can cost you a lot. I thought about Orlando but mow afetr hearing all these comments one has to wonder. If you guys could give any pointers I appreciate it. And yes I hate to admited but theare are certain groups of people that should not being here. I`m Latino but I work for my money and I don`t ask anything from the goverment, I`m proud to be a US citizen and respect the goverment and laws.
Orlando is a great place to live and raise a family if you know what your doing and pick a good place to move to. Every city has its pros and cons.

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Old 03-31-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Winter Park, FL
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Wow, now I freaking out, Is there any place decent in Fl?...No really!...I live in W. Palm for a long time it is over-priced, beautiful and there are things to do but if you got no money how much can you do, just going to a movie theater can cost you a lot. I thought about Orlando but mow afetr hearing all these comments one has to wonder. If you guys could give any pointers I appreciate it. And yes I hate to admited but theare are certain groups of people that should not being here. I`m Latino but I work for my money and I don`t ask anything from the goverment, I`m proud to be a US citizen and respect the goverment and laws.
Not that there aren't valid complaints about living in Orlando, but you resurrected a 3-year old thread! I would try looking through this forum as you will find many of the more current pros and cons. The cons are mostly related to lack of jobs, low pay, urban sprawl, and crime. Not much different than the rest of FL. They are all valid complaints, but depending on where you live, your job situation, your outlook on life, and what type of city you like you will have a different experience. Cost of living won't be much different here than in WPB. There are plenty of people that like living here.

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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A lot of very old threads have been getting bumped lately

Orlando is a good city to live in. Its not the greatest, but its not the worst

I'll list some cities that IMO are worse to live in then Orlando

Jacksonville
Ocala
Gainesville
Anywhere in the northeast or New England
Anywhere in the midwest, except Chicago
Savannah
Jackson, MS
Anywhere in Alabama
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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Old threads are just as valuable as the new.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Downtown Orlando, FL
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Wow - calling Haitians "leeches" is not grounds for reprimanding or deleting? I have said a lot less and got my posts removed.

I believe old threads are good to read, but typically only the "heated" threads get resurrected to cause more drama.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Too Far from Florida!
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old threads should be only be allowed to read not replied. Why not closed them since they are so old?
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Every city has its draw backs. I used to live in Detroit. You want to talk about bad traffic, bad buses, bad economy I'll invite you to come and visit and you can talk to the most unemployed state!
I was thinking the opposite - you can drive almost anywhere in Detroit, with very little traffic! One of the most emptiest cities in America...

The suburbs get all the traffic...as well as the highways that 'go across' Detroit...not much going on 'in' Detroit however
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