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Old 02-28-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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Is there any great benefit to living in one area as opposed to the other? I realize travel time and such, but disregarding that aspect which do people prefer?
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Championsgate, Fl
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Winter Garden time and again. I dont just specialize in this area, but we like it so much we live here. Nice, quiet, all the shops and malls we need and great access. Nice neighbourhoodswith great prices, unless you listen to everyone else who expects to get homes for nothing.....lol

I think Its a great area and the schools are good aswell

Quite alot of foreclosures and short sales but prices are coming into line slowly with those figures. Orange county does have one of the highest foreclosire rates, simply because investors saw what a great neighbourhood it was, didnt do their homework and purchased at the peak of the market, and now cant afford the properties and are stuck with them

Hope this helps
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Winter Springs, no contest. Some areas are good in Winter Garden and their downtown is nice but as a whole, come on!
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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another for winter springs. prettier, better schools, less density.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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I've been told by a lot of people winter springs, however I have come to realize it's to far away from my work or I would definitely live there. So my new question is, is winter garden better than most other areas with easy access to international drive. I'm talking about the prime outlet area is where I will be working? On a side note do residents down there get better deals on disney/water park tickets?
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: O-Town
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Winter springs! Hands down!
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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I've been told by a lot of people winter springs, however I have come to realize it's to far away from my work or I would definitely live there. So my new question is, is winter garden better than most other areas with easy access to international drive. I'm talking about the prime outlet area is where I will be working? On a side note do residents down there get better deals on disney/water park tickets?

You could try DR Phillips area hunters creek or Williamsburg also.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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Well as long as I was in Central Florida, I never had the occasion to go to or through Winter Springs. It was, in fact one of the areas that I placed my imaginary red flag on. It has no easy in and easy out option. You could say it is close to I-4, but if you ever need I-4 during rush or business hours, you'll be looking for an alternate route in a hurry. The expressway and turnpike are, by far, the better options.

Winter Garden, on the other hand is easy driving. Rt 50 is wide and well maintained. The east/west expressway runs parallel to Rt 50 to bypass all the little towns and Orlando to well into the other side if you're headed to the Kennnedy Space Center. Just pick up the 408 (east/west expressway, if I recall correctly) in Ocoee and breeze on into Union park and pick up Rt 50 after all the high traffic areas are behind you. Ya can't do that from Winter Springs. Getting anywhere from Winter Springs is a hassle.

Of course, that's my opinion and I avoid heavy traffic at all costs. That's just a personal preference.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Championsgate, Fl
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Thats exactly why i said Winter Garden, Its access is fantastic, its a nice quiet area, close to Disney, and access tp prime outlets is exceptional, you just jump on the 429 to the turnpike then to I4 then I4 west to the next exit. I was over that way today and to get to Festival bay at the very north of I drive took me 25 minutes in moderate traffic.

If your interested in Winter Garden, i can tell you that prices are lower than Dr Phillips and the other areas mentioned. To be honest it is the best situated area in my opinion for the price and not having all the tourists around you all the time. I may be a realtor but im also originally from the UK and i hate being around all the neon lights and british tourists...lol

If you have any questions about areas in Winter Garden just ask

Hope this helps
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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I agree!! Winter Garden is the place to be. Easy access to everything...shopping,downtown,disney,I drive, I-4....u name it....It has changed A LOT even from 5 years ago. Honestly I have heard of Winter Springs, but have no idea where it actually is..

The prices have skyrocketed over the past several years, but are starting to come back down as sellers get desperate and come back to reality. But still more affordable than many areas...and newer too!

We also have several great schools in the area, and plenty of things to do for families with little ones!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
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