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Old 05-25-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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I never suggested living there. I would never suggest anyone to live at the Mosaic or that area.
Sorry if I misunderstood. You might want to clarify your earlier post. It seems I wasn't the only one confused by it.
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Ok, I will reword...basically I just picked the area in Orlando most similar to the Perimeter shopping area of Atlanta. However, I am speaking purely from a perspective of layout and proximity of one thing to the next and the offerings of both. Both are dominated by an indoor shopping mall and several surrounding outdoor shopping malls with large parking lots and chain restaurants. Both have hideous traffic at rush hour. Living at the Mosaic or Aqua would offer about the same in terms of amenities, however I am not about to say the areas are comparable in terms of living. Dunwoody is a very nice area with a good amount of wealth and nice homes. Millenia is one of the worst areas in Orlando to live due to the nearby neighborhoods. I am fully on record of suggesting downtown, Thornton Park, College Park, or Winter Park for walkable living in Orlando.

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Old 05-25-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Orlando - South
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Ok, I will reword...basically I just picked the area in Orlando most similar to the Perimeter shopping area of Atlanta. However, I am speaking purely from a perspective of layout and proximity of one thing to the next and the offerings of both. Both are dominated by an indoor shopping mall and several surrounding outdoor shopping malls with large parking lots and chain restaurants. Both have hideous traffic at rush hour. Living at the Mosaic or Aqua would offer about the same in terms of amenities, however I am not about to say the areas are comparable in terms of living. Dunwoody is a very nice area with a good amount of wealth and nice homes. Millenia is one of the worst areas in Orlando to live due to the nearby neighborhoods. I am fully on record of suggesting downtown, Thornton Park, College Park, or Winter Park for walkable living in Orlando.
Kinda like how waterford lakes is? minus the indoor mall. The whole waterford lakes town center area is loaded with those kind of stores and restaurants.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Kinda like how waterford lakes is? minus the indoor mall. The whole waterford lakes town center area is loaded with those kind of stores and restaurants.
I actually just saw that area for the first time the other night since my closest Best Buy sold out of something I needed. Very nice and new. The Perimeter Mall area is similar to areas like that. However Perimeter has a SoDo-like live-work-play complex with second-level apartments over retail and a condo high-rise right in the middle of it, which increases foot traffic. Both Winter Park Village and SoDo have some similar traits, but neither have enough big box retail or indoor mall around them to be equal.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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The Millenia Mall area is crime infested. Nice mall, nice stores, plastic people. And surrounded by the ghetto on just about all sides.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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I actually just saw that area for the first time the other night since my closest Best Buy sold out of something I needed. Very nice and new. The Perimeter Mall area is similar to areas like that. However Perimeter has a SoDo-like live-work-play complex with second-level apartments over retail and a condo high-rise right in the middle of it, which increases foot traffic. Both Winter Park Village and SoDo have some similar traits, but neither have enough big box retail or indoor mall around them to be equal.
Have you seen Crane's Roost? Its got a ton of stores in walking distance. Altamonte Mall, Publix, Barnes and Nobles (in Altamonte Mall), Movie Theater, good restaurants, whole food store (not Whole Foods but that other one) in 5 minute drive, Best Buy and Target are both 5 minutes away, close to I-4, high end furniture stores 2 minutes away on Douglas.

I'd definitely consider Crane's Roost or Thorton Park as the best options.

Oh and Crane's Roost is also close to a Costco. Mmm cheap filet mignon and gas.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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The Millenia Mall area is crime infested. Nice mall, nice stores, plastic people. And surrounded by the ghetto on just about all sides.
Ok, didn't I mention that already? Except the part about the plastic people which you could pass broad-sweeping judgment like that on any upscale mall in the country.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Orlando - South
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If you live in any of the numerous apartment complexes that surround the Waterford lakes town center you would be walking distance from endless amount of places. Super target, best buy, bed bath & beyond, Old navy, Petsmart, tjmaxx, Tillys, Ashley furniture, ulta, office max, staples, sports authority, kohls, at&t/all the other cell phone places, game stop, movie stop, bike shop, peir one imports, movie theater with IMAX, Home depot, American eagal, loft, GNC, barnes and noble, jos a bank, kinkos, chase bank, sketchers, the list goes on and on. and more resturants than I can count.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Have you seen Crane's Roost? Its got a ton of stores in walking distance. Altamonte Mall, Publix, Barnes and Nobles (in Altamonte Mall), Movie Theater, good restaurants, whole food store (not Whole Foods but that other one) in 5 minute drive, Best Buy and Target are both 5 minutes away, close to I-4, high end furniture stores 2 minutes away on Douglas.

I'd definitely consider Crane's Roost or Thorton Park as the best options.

Oh and Crane's Roost is also close to a Costco. Mmm cheap filet mignon and gas.
We used to drive up and walk around Crane's Roost almost every day when I lived in Maitland. Love the lake there. However, there are 2 things the OP said they wanted which Crane's Roost does not offer: bars and upscale area. The lake/park itself gives a nice upscale look, and the Uptown Lofts apartments and 2 condo towers on the lake look nice, but the surrounding areas around the mall are not upscale. Most of that area is not. There are restaurants up there, but not very many in walkable distance either. Crane's Roost is more of a suburban vibe as opposed to Thornton Park or Winter Park which are upscale and walkable. I grabbed a slice of pizza on Park Ave today and drove around there...just crazy money in there. The Park Ave shopping strip is really one of the most unique places in Florida. The huge homes and mansions up the street from there are flat-out amazing.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Ok, didn't I mention that already? Except the part about the plastic people which you could pass broad-sweeping judgment like that on any upscale mall in the country.

Actually you suggested to the poster to look into the area, which is not a good idea.

("It's walkable if you would also consider living at The Mosaic across from Millenia Mall and walking to the mall, Super Target, and all those huge stores and restaurants walkable").
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