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Old 04-07-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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We are weighing our options in regards to moving. Debating between the mid-west (more money, less cost of living) and going for broke and moving to Florida (we are disney zombies).

If in Florida, we would like to be around 30 minutes to an hour away from Disney so that we aren't dealing with tourists. My wife used to visit family in Boca but the housing cost and tourism is a deterrent for me personally.

Can anyone recommend any areas that would be good? Being an hour from Disney and an hour from the East Coast of FL would be ideal.

We need at least 4 bedrooms, 3000+ square feet, and a backyard. Our budget runs up to around $600k (but we'd like to be much closer to 300k). Good Schools, non religious preschools, progressive neighbors, etc are important to us.

Thanks!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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Dr Phillips, Windemere, Winter garden, Longwood, and lake Mary. They all fit your criteria! If i were you I would pick Windemere there are brand new homes in your price range, Amazing schools, Low crime, and just 5 minutes from Disney. Job comes before anything so make sure that is secure before diving in.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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Oviedo, Waterford Lakes, Lake Nona. These are all on the east side of town. Northeast, East, Southeast. All are nice, within your price range, avoid tourists, 25-35 minutes from Disney, little traffic, have good schools and a straight shot to the beach.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Firm gave very good recommendations. Also look in Tuscawilla, Conway/Belle Isle and possibly Clermont. Clermont would be going in the opposite direction but it's right on the Florida turnpike so you could still get to the east coast in a reasonable time.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Look in the following communities:

Clermont

Legends
Tuscany Ridge
Reserve at Lost Lake

Winter Garden

Stoneybrook West
Stone Creek
Wintermere Point
John's Landing

All are "A" rated schools. Good Montessori's in town. You'll find that many owners are originally from the north east and are fairly progressive.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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Do you mind being in a more urban area? Since you want a more progressive area, I would suggest some of the downtown neighborhoods- Delaney Park, Thornton Park, and College Park (among some others). Boone is an excellent high school that serves some of this area (I'm not quite sure where the district boundaries are). Lots of markets, cafes, and cultural activities in the downtown area. Tourists rarely venture there!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend any areas that would be good? Being an hour from Disney and an hour from the East Coast of FL would be ideal.

We need at least 4 bedrooms, 3000+ square feet, and a backyard. Our budget runs up to around $600k (but we'd like to be much closer to 300k). Good Schools, non religious preschools, progressive neighbors, etc are important to us.
This pretty much describes east Orlando. Take a look at 32828 (particularly Avalon Park, Stoneybrook and Eastwood).
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