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Old 01-12-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: North Dallas
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Since we love Wellington so much, I wondered if there was even a Wellington-esque neighborhood in Orlando, access to stores, preschools (I have a 1 year old and a 4 year old), parks, etc. I'd be working near Lake Eola Park, Rock Lake, etc., so I have no idea about the neighborhoods within those areas. My only experience with Orlando has been South International Drive and of course Disney and Universal Studios. I know it might be a huge culture difference between Orlando and Boca Raton (where I work and where the kids go to school now)/Wellington so I'm wondering what I might be in for.... I hope I'm not being too vague in asking for neighborhood recommendations. Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Well, Lake Eola and Rock Lake are in two different areas to say the least! They don't seem that far apart on a map, but they are worlds apart. Lake Eola is downtown and is a very trendy area. Rock Lake is right in one of the worst neighborhoods. If you want something like Wellington, look in Lake Mary or Oviedo.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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First thoughts to come mind are Bay Hill, Isleworth, Winter Park, Baldwin Park and Thornton Park.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: North Dallas
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Thank you so much! I will start my research of those areas. When you say Lake Eola is trendy, is it an up and coming area for young people or is it hustle and bustle and not the best place for little kids?
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Thank you so much! I will start my research of those areas. When you say Lake Eola is trendy, is it an up and coming area for young people or is it hustle and bustle and not the best place for little kids?
Well, when you say Wellington I think of a more suburban area that is spread out. That is more like Lake Mary or Oviedo. Thornton Park/Lake Eola is an area next to downtown with a lot of young professionals, people going out at night, etc. It's a very charming area, but I don't think it's the best school district.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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BP is new, but the homes are close together compared to where you live now. But very good location for shopping, getting around without having to drive on I-4/toll roads. The two schools located here are both "a" rated, and a new day/after care just opened up across from the K-5 school. Dr. Phil is very popular, but I did not care for it. Lake Nona area has larger lots. Thornton Park is nice, but much older homes. Orlando is a "big small town" so you have so many choices.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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You should look at Windermere, Dr. Phillips, and Winter Park.
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