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Old 06-17-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Canton, MI
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My husband may be getting a job in Orlando (not sure where specifically), but a friend of ours that already lives there told us to look at place near 408 and 436....anybody have any suggestions on a good place?
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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I could not disagree with your friend more. The area of 408 and 436 is one of the 5 areas that the Orlando Police have stepped up patrols on due to the crime problem. They plotted 5 of the highest crime areas on Orlando according to the June 11th Orlando Sentinel...

The "dots" are high-crime areas -- all plotted on poster-sized maps of the city displayed at the news conference. They include several west-side neighborhoods in Parramore, Mercy Drive, Kirkman Road, Washington Shores, Rosemont, downtown Orlando and another just south of Semoran Boulevard and State Road 408. Semoran is another name for 436.

If you want to live on that side of town, look further east to Waterford Lakes, Tivoli Woods or Vista Lakes. You will be a few miles further east of the city, but in much better surroundings.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:18 AM
 
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Default Waterford Lakes/Oviedo

Waterford Lakes and Oviedo are off the 417 and not too far from 408/436. These are both nice areas with good schools/neighborhoods. Maybe your friend was talking about Stoneybrook near the airport? There are also some very nice areas off of 436 near the airport - Lake Nona area. College Park is also near the 408, an older part of town with some nicer areas. It depends on what you're looking for, but there are also nice areas in Altamonte Springs, Longwood and Lake Mary (my favorite). Good Luck!
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:35 PM
 
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Come on over to Winter Garden 435 THERE BUILDING A WONDERFUL OUTSIDE MALL. The area is really nice.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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The Lake Nona area is an up and comming area you also might want to look at Dr. Phillips, Windermere and Hunter's Creek. They are on the other side of town but all good areas with good schools.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:20 PM
 
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I sell homes in a great area Lk Nona area in a golf community...... Ready to move in, just finished homes, never lived in before, and we are currently providing close out prices.

My email is diego.hermano@meritagehomes.com
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