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Old 05-25-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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My husband is starting a new job based in Orlando and we will be re-locating from a small town in Texas. We are looking for a small town, good schools, with inexpensive homes. We like participating in small town activities but we like to be close enough to other amusements that cities offer. We have looked at Mount Dora but I am unsure if this is a good town for us to raise our children in since it seems to be more of a retirement community. It also seems expensive. The town we live in now has about 10,000 people and lots of activities for our kids. We are going to rent at first but would like to be able to buy a 3 bedroom home for about 150,000. We do like lots of trees and homes that are not right on top of each other. If any one can help me out I would really appreciate it. We have also looked at Eustis so if anyone can give me information on that it would also help.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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Try Oviedo.
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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We are looking for a small town, good schools, with inexpensive homes.
Good luck.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Orlando - South
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Try Oviedo.
Oviedo is not a small town, it is suburban in metro Orlando , it's connected to wintersprings to it's north, caselberry to its west, east Orlando/orange county to it's south and chuluotta to it's east, and has MUCH more than 10,000 residents. If you want to find a small town that's outside the hussel bussel of metro Orlando you have to look futher out like eustis, leasburg, howy in the hills, debary, lakeland, maybe clermont, and beach towns like cocoa.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: rapid city sd
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Default good luck

try christmas fl. I wish I lived there.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Orlando - South
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try christmas fl. I wish I lived there.
Christmas is good too, but it doesnt have much activities and such.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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Try Auburndale, small town just west of Orlando with affordable homes and lots of lakes, easy access to the Big O.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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WHere in Orlando is the job--that's going to narroe your choices down and keep the commute reasonable.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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My husband is starting a new job based in Orlando and we will be re-locating from a small town in Texas. We are looking for a small town, good schools, with inexpensive homes. We like participating in small town activities but we like to be close enough to other amusements that cities offer. We have looked at Mount Dora but I am unsure if this is a good town for us to raise our children in since it seems to be more of a retirement community. It also seems expensive. The town we live in now has about 10,000 people and lots of activities for our kids. We are going to rent at first but would like to be able to buy a 3 bedroom home for about 150,000. We do like lots of trees and homes that are not right on top of each other. If any one can help me out I would really appreciate it. We have also looked at Eustis so if anyone can give me information on that it would also help.
You have to be careful referring to small town. You may look up the demographics of a town and it look great. The problem is, so many towns are like a square mile and really you are living in what ever the large adjacent town is. Sometimes your small town is contained within the large town. "Small town" in Florida sometimes does not mean the same. It is just a piece of a big city.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Orlando - South
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You have to be careful referring to small town. You may look up the demographics of a town and it look great. The problem is, so many towns are like a square mile and really you are living in what ever the large adjacent town is. Sometimes your small town is contained within the large town. "Small town" in Florida sometimes does not mean the same. It is just a piece of a big city.
just like Oviedo lol
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