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Old 12-29-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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Have you checked out "Celebration" off rt. 192 in Kissimmee?
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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hi I'm also moving to Orlando area in March 2011 or sooner i'm looking for a 3br apartment in a nice area under 700 a month if any area out there i have found a few close to UCF but not sure the area, pls help
Hey you jacked my thread,LOL.What area of Orlando are you looking at,and do you have kids?
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Have you checked out "Celebration" off rt. 192 in Kissimmee?
Are yoiu asking Me?? If so I've looked but have only found a few listings.I thought Kissimmee was mor along the line of vacation rentals,is this true?
I've been looking in Oviedo,Lake Mary,and Winter Springs but have found that the best bang for my buck(as far as big houses and land)is out of those areas.
Any more suggestions would be APPRECIATED and looked into.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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I think "time on the road" is important. So in relation to your job where do you want to live? I don't care for Apopka or Kissimmee but there are a huge number of homes out there. Kissimmee seems too far out.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:05 PM
 
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I think "time on the road" is important. So in relation to your job where do you want to live? I don't care for Apopka or Kissimmee but there are a huge number of homes out there. Kissimmee seems too far out.
Tot,Like I had said in a previous post My wife and I have been working from home for a while now and plan on continuing to do so.
I'm starting to look outside of Apopka but like you said Kissimmee has ALOT of homes available.I have also noticed that the homes in Kissimmee also have A LOT of land.
Lake Mary seems to be a quiet area which is what I'm looking for but I would also like to have family activities near by and from what I'm hearing there are not many in the area.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:10 AM
 
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I wouldn't choose Kissimmee for any number of reasons, especially if you have kids.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:41 AM
 
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I wouldn't choose Kissimmee for any number of reasons, especially if you have kids.
Besides the traffic and sleasiness of some of the areas along 192, what are your reasonings for thinking Kissimmee is a bad place? It seems like Kissimmee gets knocked a lot just like Palm Bay does in Brevard County.
Looked at the schools and they are A or B for the most part and it said 83 % graduation rate which compares to many other districts in the area except for Seminole which has 93%. The rest in that area were in the 70s or low 80s

We are so happy that our son lives in Kissimmee and not in Orlando. There are some descent areas for families . When you live there you just don't have a reason to go to the tourist area. He even lives in an area that is mixed of homes lived in by the owners and short term rentals and it is a safe area where everyone walks their dogs at night without fear.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:10 AM
 
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I would consider Lake Nona area too. Remember, if you have do to an "unplanned move" in a few years you had best buy a home that you can resell at a small or no loss. Lake Nona area is very nice. Lake Mary seems a bit too country for me. Renting for a few months might allow you to really look around. I think you should be able to find a nice place within 1-2 months plus you get a better feel for the areas available.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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When you say Lake Mary is too country,how does Lake Nona compare to it,and what are some areas that are good for kids?
Also could you explain what you mean by a "Unplanned Move"?
I am definitely looking at resale value for this purchase.
What would make Lake Nona a good investment?
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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Lake Nona vs Lake Mary - Lake Mary a bit more country but some people like that. I would think with all that open land out there, many more big developments will go up.

Kids - yup ..you have to have things nearby for them to go or take them. That would mean Lake Nona I think...

Unplanned Move - I had to move from Stuart, FL to Ohio to help my parents out. This was very unplanned and almost turned into a long term move. You just can never tell what might happen in the future. If this economy keeps tanking, how is FL going to get going again? more tourists? a big problem might come if those expected retired people up north don't move down here. They can't sell their homes which for most is their nest egg. The retired folks have been a huge boom for FL for 50 years.

UCF built their new Medical school in Lake Nona and that is a good anchor. There are some very expensive homes out there too. I was out there again in Nov. and liked it. It is a good choice for us if we get tired of BP. That is good for home owners out there too.

If you could, research the schools in both areas. List the "A" rated schools and then come down for a quick visit. Look at schools, narrow down between the two areas and look at homes you like. It is hard to get a good feel for an area in only a few days or week, but it gives you a look.

I think 20 years from now, most big homes with big yards will be big duds. Townhomes, closer to cities, or condos will be the popular choice. Gas won't be cheap, taxes, more toll roads etc...lots of empty nesters..i.e. baby boomers...if FL can keep the retired people coming here I think they will like smaller, cheaper, less maintenance townhomes or condos'. I know when I retire I will never mow the lawn or pay anyone to mow the lawn. I'll put up a picture of my old lawnmower and call it a day.

You might just rent in your first choice for 6 months - 1 year and see how it goes...find a cheap home/apartment and it gives you more time.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Hi, we were thinking of relocating to Kissamee in June 2011. After reading the posts, rethinking. Can you tell me the distance between Kissamee and Lake Nona?
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