Living in Orlando

ORLANDO is a great place to be!  Orlando has a population of 185,950, with almost 30% of its residents between the ages of 20-34 years old. There is a diversity of communities beyond the immediate area, with suburban communities for resident parents and newlyweds and Ocala and Wedgefield for those who prefer open spaces. Temperatures range between 48-72oF in winter; 55-87 oF in spring, 71-91 oF in summer and 57-89 oF in the fall. Orlando has partial or full sun 236 days a year. 5 BEACHES are located less than 1 hr 15 minutes away (including Cocoa, Daytona and New Smyrna) and 7 beaches are 2-2 ½ hours away (including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Siesta Key and Lido Key).

Orlando SPORTS TEAMS include the Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer Club, and University of Central Florida Knights, and you are hours away from Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Miami Dolphins games. Collegiate sports in Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Miami are also only a few hours away. Greater Orlando is home to several renowned THEME PARKS including Walt Disney World resort, Universal Studios Florida and Sea World. Just a day trip away you can visit the Kennedy Space Center and Busch Gardens. FISHING is everywhere on Orlando's lakes. With more than 170 GOLF courses, over 20 golf academies and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments, Orlando is a true golfer's paradise. Take it from the professionals: In addition to being home to more pro golfers than any other city in the world, Orlando was voted the "North American Golf Destination of the Year" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators in 2010. Radiology residents may walk 9 holes of golf at nearby Winter Park Country Club - tickets in the Florida Hospital Marketplace giftshop are only $5 per round.

There are also numerous new home developments and many top rated schools throughout the Central Florida area. Opportunities are everywhere for a family to grow! Orlando is a hub for higher education and is home to numerous colleges and universities including University of Central Florida (UCF), Rollins College, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences and the Orlando campus of Florida State University School of Medicine. The “Medical City” is under development over the next several years with a UCF medical school, VA hospital, and Burnham Research Institute centering their locations in the southeast part of town near Lake Nona. 

Moving Here

Living in Central Florida has something to offer everyone. Check out these sites and see for yourself why Orlando is such a great place to live.

City of Orlando Official Web Site

Orlando Citysearch

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Magazine

Orlando Magic

Orlando City Soccer