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Old 06-23-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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My family and I area looking to move within the next month or so to the Oviedo, Winter Springs area. I am wondering what anyone can tell me about these areas, as they are the two areas we have narrowed it down to?

We are looking for something family oriented (I have a 4.5 year old) that has things to do and is more small town. Also, a little more quiet than the Orlando area.

Any comments about either area is greatly appreciated! Our budget is decent so if there are areas that should be avoided, PLEASE let me know! I am really looking for something with good schools, lots of kids and things to do!

Thanks a lot!
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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My family and I area looking to move within the next month or so to the Oviedo, Winter Springs area. I am wondering what anyone can tell me about these areas, as they are the two areas we have narrowed it down to?

We are looking for something family oriented (I have a 4.5 year old) that has things to do and is more small town. Also, a little more quiet than the Orlando area.

Any comments about either area is greatly appreciated! Our budget is decent so if there are areas that should be avoided, PLEASE let me know! I am really looking for something with good schools, lots of kids and things to do!

Thanks a lot!
You'll get your family feel in Oviedo/Winter Springs, but keep in mind they are booming suburbs and do not function as true small towns. I think if you can accept a happy medium between urban and rural, you'll be fine. However, some parts of each town tend to be more developed than others, so make sure you pick a location that suits your needs. And BTW, most people consider these part of the Orlando area as they are located in the metro and UA population counts for Orlando.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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You picked one of the best areas. The schools are actually the highest rated in the metro area, with all grade levels ranked "A" from the state and "10" from GreatSchools. Oviedo in my opinion is a bit more rural/low density than Winter Springs overall. Most all parts of the city east the 417 are lower density.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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What part of Michigan are you moving from....I only ask because I was born there and currently live in Ct. and we are also moving to Oviedo!!
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Hi Michigan.
We moved from Birmingham, MI to Baldwin Park in Orlando in 2004 and love it.
Small town atmosphere in Orlando.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC
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You had picked the best two cities. I actually live in Winter Springs coming up from NYC and is the best choice my husband and I can had made for our 3 kids we have. The schools here are not just good but excellent. You can check out GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community to do a little research on the schools.

Good luck with your move.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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I don't know your budget, but check out Aloma Woods (off Aloma Blvd. Between Dean and Chapman) and Tuscawilla. Both areas have neighborhoods for multiple budgets, good schools, and easy commute to Orlando, shopping etc. You'll likely get more bang for your buck in AW. Good luck with your move! We've been here 3 years and love it!
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