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Old 07-14-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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I'm considering attending school around the Orlando area, in Altamonte Springs. What's the low-down on it?
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Altamonte Springs is a decent area. It's very suburban. There's Crane's Roost which always has something going on. The traffic on 436 can get very congested.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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Altamonte is nice but very typical suburb. Every major chain and big box store you can imagine. The traffic congestion along the main thoroughfares in Altamonte can actually be worst than Orlando. Overall though it is very nice. Nice older (by Central FL standards) neighborhoods, nice parks and greenspace, good schools and centrally located.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Yeah Altamonte is nice, especially on the west side of I-4 in the area by Lake Brantley. There are a lot of amenities in the area and it really is the commercial hub for a large area and thus very cogested.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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I-4 to 17-92 on 436 is probably the worst traffic in Orlando as is I-4 as you approach the Altamonte exit + or - 2 exits

Altamonte is the second largest city in Seminole County and as such has the second highest crime. But it is safe by all counts. Minor things, nothing to worry about.

Not sure what school you are looking at though unless its one of those more business than school type places. I would be more concerned you're picking a place that is going to leave you with less money and a worthless piece of paper than anything related to Altamonte.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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I was thinking Seminole State College for physical therapy assisting. Suburban, huh... Friendly people, though? It's only a short drive from Orlando, right? Do you need need a car to get around? Looks like living is not too high there, either... Relative to what it is here in Jax...
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I was thinking Seminole State College for physical therapy assisting. Suburban, huh... Friendly people, though? It's only a short drive from Orlando, right? Do you need need a car to get around? Looks like living is not too high there, either... Relative to what it is here in Jax...
Great choice for a college. The area is good too. It is a reasonable place to live with everything that you need. It takes about 25 minutes to get to Orlando without rush hour traffic. There's bus service by there, but from what I understand it's limited as for as how often it comes. Overall, I think it'a a good choice. Good luck!
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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There's Bus Service on 17-92, 434, and 436 and its actually gotten pretty good though could be cheaper. The problem is if you don't live on one of these main roads you might be walking quite far to get on.

As for Seminole State College, I've got my issues.
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