One reason is it’s a fun place to live . . .
Disney World®, SeaWorld® and Universal Studios® are all in the Orlando area. There are also over 100 golf courses and over 100 lakes many of which are large enough for boating and water sports. Youth baseball, softball, football and soccer are huge. And, Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach are only 1 – 1-1/2 hours away.
Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic (NBA), Orlando City Soccer (men’s professional soccer), Orlando Pride (women’s professional soccer) and the Orlando Solar Bears (minor league hockey). Camping World Stadium is home to a number of college bowl games each year.
Another reason is the climate is great . . .
Orlando’s climate is conducive to outdoor activities year-round. The average high temperature is 73° during the winter months and 91°-92° during the summer months.
Another reason is the huge growth in Orlando’s industries . . .
In addition to the booming hospitality and tourism industry, a little-known fact is other industries are rapidly expanding in Orlando such as aerospace and defense, life sciences and healthcare, innovative technologies to name a few. Some major corporations with a large presence in Orlando are AAA, Darden Restaurants, Hughes Supply, JetBlue, Lockheed Martin, Nemours Foundation, SunTrust Bank and the Tupperware Corporation.
Orlando ranks #1 in the country for manufacturing job growth. Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas and Siemens Energy are leading that growth as well as number of smaller companies.
Another reason is the schools and universities . . .
There are excellent public K-12 schools in the metro Orlando area as well as excellent private schools. The three largest colleges, which are all excellent, are University of Central Florida, Valencia College, and Seminole State Community College.
Another reason is the cost of living in Orlando . . .
The cost of living is below the national average. And, there are NO state income taxes!
The cost of housing in Orlando is also below the national average. In every quadrant of metro Orlando and downtown, there are excellent residential communities from which to choose.
And, if you are a fan of the performing arts . . .
A regular schedule of operas, musicals and plays are performed at the new Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts.