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What’s it like to live in Orlando?

It’s no secret that Orlando is a celebrated vacation paradise. However, that’s not all the city has to offer. Ranked #13 on the New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2015” and among the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2015” by Wine Enthusiast magazine, Orlando is a city of extreme diversity and charm. Tourism aside, Orlando benefits from a strong high tech presence featuring such prominent employers as IBM, Veritas and Siemens which contribute to its healthy economy. The city headquarters a number of popular restaurants such as Hard Rock Café and ranks second in the country’s convention industry, one step behind Las Vegas. Cost of living may be slightly higher than other Florida cities, but these costs can easily be offset by the abundant amenities the city has to offer. Orlando is home to some of the most beautiful communities in the state, ranging from Winter Park with its charming European flair to the modern, urbanized neighborhood of Baldwin Park with its up-scale homes and apartments. Orlando enjoys a vibrant social and cultural scene that keeps it on the cutting edge of modern society.

What are some things to do in Orlando?

Disney World with its Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center and Hollywood Studios; Universal Orlando featuring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; and Sea World are among some of the amazing attractions that have distinguished Orlando as an international vacation paradise for years. Yet there’s so much more to enjoy.  The I-Drive 360, Orlando’s newest entertainment complex, features the amazing Orlando Eye, a 400 ft. observation wheel that offers spectacular views of the downtown skyline, local parks, lakes and even as far as Kennedy Space Center, weather permitting, on the east coast. The all new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center further contributes to the area’s cultural environment with its extensive lineup of world-class shows and events. Orlando’s opulent Millenia Mall and Florida Mall, the largest in the state, open up a world of fine dining, swanky clubs and classy shops to explore.

Why you’ll love it here

With so many things to see and do in this multi-faceted city, it’s no wonder Orlando attracts people of all ages and walks of life. A strong economy, vibrant social life, bountiful recreational and cultural amenities plus exquisite home properties make Orlando an appealing location to call home. You’ll love the area’s subtropical clime that produces warm, balmy summers and mild winters. Currently median home prices in the area are comparable to the national average, making Orlando homes an attractive commodity in the city’s bustling real estate market. Buying into Orlando properties could prove to be a very profitable investment for 2016.

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