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Old 07-22-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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My wife and I are debating if to move to the Orlando area or the Fort Lauderdale area. I have lived in both, well Miami, and my wife in Orlando. We left the states and now are returning but debating which of these two areas will fit more to our lifestyles. We have a 6 year old, so good schools are very important. I am also a beach bum, and we are both bilingual (Spanish) so for me South Florida would be a great fit (UM Fan), but my wifes family is in Orlando where rent is cheaper. South Florida also seems rather expensive and how about the crime and jobs? I'm in the Insurance business and my wife is a convention or event manager. Just want some input on the areas now a days (after the economic turn down). Been almost 4 years out of the state.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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Both would be fine although I like Orlando more personally. Esp for your wife who is a convention/event manager, Orlando is a huge convention/event destination because the Orange County Convention center is the 2nd largest convention center in the country (after McCormick Place in Chicago).
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: S. Florida
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I would agree...I have lived in the Fort Lauderdale area for over 20 years and I have had it here....Definitely Orlando!...although I would suggest you look at the outskirts of Orlando as a place to crash. Its a slower pace but you have a better quality of life. Its all in the zip codes....like in any major city research this well and it will pay off.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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I couldn't fathom the thought of living even further south than Orlando, yuck!! Orlando's bad enough already.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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A quick note of encouragement: I was reading on Sun-Sentinel website today that Insurance specialists are among the ten top sought-after professionals in So Fla right now.
That said, and I'm talking about Fort Lauderdale here, housing is over-priced, job market is abyssimal, and crime is a definite concern. Considering you have family in Orlando, I would lean towards that solution, at least for a start. And if you drive to the beach twice a month, you'll end up going as much as me who lives in So Fla...
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