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Old 03-26-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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I live outside of Orlando and am looking to move right into Orlando soon, but I have a real good buddy in south florida who is looking for a roomate eventually. When I say South Florida I am not talking about Miami but somewhere in the stretch between West palm and Fort Lauderdale.

I figure Orlando would be better because I am in the service industry and work in restaurants and I know that these businesses stop hiring very soon and that the big season will be over in South Florida.

In Orlando there is more of a client base because it's a city and tourism lasts through the summer. Also there will be people hiring when all the colleges break in another month or so.

To top it off I like to go out and socialize and network and while South Florida definately seems to have some cool young peope I'm pretty sure there is much less of them and that the nightlife is more sporatic and spread out. Also it seems there are less organized groups and social activities for young people, while Orlando seems jam packed with them.

So I've pretty much made up my mind here but is there something I may have wrong or that I am missing?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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While I don't yet live in FL, I will put out there what I consider for myself.

Would you rather be closer to the beach? I'm sure you would be in S. FL.

I know I've visited Boca and love it there. But I also love Orlando. I just don't know if I would wanna be 1-2 hours from the beach.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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Laos, would it be cheaper in Orlando then it would be in S. FL? To live.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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Ha! I really need to spellcheck first, that should be "Also"
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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I live outside of Orlando and am looking to move right into Orlando soon, but I have a real good buddy in south florida who is looking for a roomate eventually. When I say South Florida I am not talking about Miami but somewhere in the stretch between West palm and Fort Lauderdale.

I figure Orlando would be better because I am in the service industry and work in restaurants and I know that these businesses stop hiring very soon and that the big season will be over in South Florida.

In Orlando there is more of a client base because it's a city and tourism lasts through the summer. Also there will be people hiring when all the colleges break in another month or so.

To top it off I like to go out and socialize and network and while South Florida definately seems to have some cool young peope I'm pretty sure there is much less of them and that the nightlife is more sporatic and spread out. Also it seems there are less organized groups and social activities for young people, while Orlando seems jam packed with them.

So I've pretty much made up my mind here but is there something I may have wrong or that I am missing?
I don't know where your getting your stats from... more jobs? more nightlife in Orlando, really? are you counting the Disney Parades as nightlife??? Seriously. That city is a Mouse dump. Maybe if you were talking about Tampa I would understand your post but Orlando has always had a crappier job market than S. Florida.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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You couldn't be more off on just about everything. Nightlife especially. South FL nightlife is much better and more abundant than Orlando. South FL also probably has more young people than Orlando and less retirees. Jobs are a wash. Orlando is a big city, but so is South FL. Fort Lauderdale/West Palm combined are comparable to Orlando in population. Orlando is far more spread out, and Fort Lauderdale/West Palm are more compact. Everything is close to the Atlantic. I really do not see any advantage from a jobs standpoint right now. Unless you have something concrete down here, stay where you are. That's all. You might want to take a trip down here a few days and visit to get an idea.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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I don't know where your getting your stats from... more jobs? more nightlife in Orlando, really? are you counting the Disney Parades as nightlife??? Seriously. That city is a Mouse dump. Maybe if you were talking about Tampa I would understand your post but Orlando has always had a crappier job market than S. Florida.
lol you must not know the real orlando. Outside of the tourist corridor.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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Outside of the theme parks, Orlando is basically is large spread out system of suburbs. It is a very disconnected city. You have to drive far to get everywhere. I've never really cared for Orlando. When I drive up to North FL or GA, I never stop there. Gainesville and Tallahassee are more exciting to me.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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the core of Orlando (South of Downtown, up through downtown and up to winter park) offers a lot. Have you ever been there?
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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Yes I have. I'm not saying the whole place is a dump. I'm sure there are nice little enclaves. But as a whole, Orlando does not compare with South FL in terms of nightlife and things to do.
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