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Old 02-14-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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I hope some Orlando pros can point me in the right direction and offer some adviceĖ

I currently live and work in Washington, DC. My employer is opening an office in zip code 32822 (downtown?). Iím planning to spend one or two weeks in Orlando checking out the area to see if itís a place I could spend the next five years or so. Since I know exactly what the job entails, Iím primarily focusing on neighborhoods/housing.

Iím a 30 year old single guy with a salary of 125,000 dollars/year.

What Iím looking for:
Neighborhoods with young professionals
Condo/Apartment/Townhouse living
Relatively short drive to the office (20-30 minutes each way)
Ability to walk to shopping/bars/restaurants

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
JAD
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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The Vue, Aspire, 57 West, The Waverly, The Metropolitan, 101 Eola, Solaire, Santuary, the Grande...There must be 20+ condo's that would fit your requirements. It's just going to depend on what you want to spend and what amenities you want.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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Thanks, annerk, for the intel. I'll start there!
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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Annerk hit it on the head. The area you should look in are Thornton Park, Eola District and the Central Business District. Very hip up and coming areas. If I had to choose I would choose Thornton Park as it is close enough to all the action but not so smack dab in the middle of it that you would have to be listening to the partying even when you're not involved.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Orlando FL
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Yup, for what you're looking for I think downtown would be a great fit. Basically Find Lake Eola, and go 2-3 blocks in any direction to find a great place to live. Depending on if you where planning on buying or renting, alot of those condo buildings are much better than others.

Secondarily though, you may also want to check out College Park (Wellesley Condo), and thirdly, maybe Baldwin Park, Lastly Winter Park near Park Ave and Rollins College though there may be a bit of an older crowd than you where looking for there.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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Does anyone out there know what percent of these downtown condos are owner occupied?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Orlando FL
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That is going to vary greatly from building to building. The Condo-Conversions are going to be closer to the 0% O/O, the older purpose built condo buildings will be closer to full O/O, and the newer purpose built condo buildings will be somewhere in between (but vary greatly from building to building).
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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The Vue, Aspire, 57 West, The Waverly, The Metropolitan, 101 Eola, Solaire, Santuary, the Grande...There must be 20+ condo's that would fit your requirements. It's just going to depend on what you want to spend and what amenities you want.
I agree
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Baldwin Park..lots of new condo's...townhomes 4 years old....starting 240k..new..clean..nice area...great location...very good future....gas is going up...
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: FL
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Baldwin Park 3 miles from downtown Orlando.
Go to baldwinparkfl.com for more info.
Lots of younger people in their 20-40's; singles and families.
Oldest home/condo was built in 2003 so newer amenities.
3 pools, 2 rec rooms, apts., condos, homes, garage apts.
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