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Old 05-17-2010, 10:19 PM   #31
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I enjoy reading this thread.

I would love to move to Orlando someday too.

I'm always on the real estate sites checking out the homes and condos in the Orlando area and its suburbs.

Years ago I checked out the affordable condominiums in the Metrowest area and the Millenium Mall area, but didn't like the surrounding areas. The area that looked the nicest was Hunter's Creek, which was amazingly close to Disney.

I haven't had a chance to check out the Dr Phillips area, it looks like some of the resident's have a nightly view of some of the Fireworks in the sky activity. Is this the ultimate nearby area for Disney Lovers who can afford it? (Curious, just in case I win the Powerball on Wednesday).

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Old 05-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #32
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I haven't had a chance to check out the Dr Phillips area, it looks like some of the resident's have a nightly view of some of the Fireworks in the sky activity. Is this the ultimate nearby area for Disney Lovers who can afford it? (Curious, just in case I win the Powerball on Wednesday).
Being able to see and hear the nightly fireworks isn't all it's cracked up to be.

I know you're not going to believe it, but a lot of nights, it's a real nuisance.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:30 AM   #33
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Yep, some nights it's much louder than others. It is a minor nuisance though. They don't last long and essentially sound like a contained volley of thunder.

Actually thought that was what it was the first few times we heard it. Now we know.

The one real drawback is if you have little ones visiting. "What's that?" "Fireworks." "FIREWORKS!!! WHERE????" "Down at Disney!" "IWANNAGOIWANNAGOIWAAAAANNNNNAAAAGO!!!!"

Ayuh. Too much fun, that one.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:51 PM   #34
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I work at the resort adjacent to Indian Ridge!

It's okay. Lots of tourist rentals there, aren't there?

I would NOT want to live amongst the tourist rentals!
There are some tourist rentals, but most of the people on my block were residents.

Tourist rentals arent all that bad either. It's mostly British folks who are never home. That also means the house is empty most of the time.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:11 PM   #35
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This thread was very informative! I would like to move to the area in the next few years too and I like to hear all about the best places to live. What do you locals do for fun?
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:35 PM   #36
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We have a fun driving game where we get points for mowing down tourists with our cars!
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:42 PM   #37
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That's a LOCALS' thing?? I did that the last time I rented a car while down there.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:49 PM   #38
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That's a LOCALS' thing?? I did that the last time I rented a car while down there.
Too bad. Rental cars don't get points for hitting tourists. They get points for swerving across five lanes of traffic to get to an off ramp or for stopping in the middle of traffic to take pictures of signs.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:39 AM   #39
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Too bad. Rental cars don't get points for hitting tourists. They get points for swerving across five lanes of traffic to get to an off ramp or for stopping in the middle of traffic to take pictures of signs.
So True! Remember folks, the index pointer is far more accurate than a blinker when figuring out what the car ahead/next to you is about to do
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This thread was very informative! I would like to move to the area in the next few years too and I like to hear all about the best places to live. What do you locals do for fun?
We have fun going to the parks and looking for the UK tourists who are so sunburnt they look like walking tomatoes!
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It was nice to come across this thread! My partner and I work together. They just informed us of some changes in our positions and we are suddenly looking at either cuts in pay or relocation. One of the locations is Altamonte Springs and I am really hoping it works out.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:17 AM   #42
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We're planning to pop open the escape hatch and permanently leave New York City in just a few more years. One potential destination for us is the Orlando area. So this June we're arriving in Orlando a few days early before our Gay Days vacation to explore the area as potential residents, not tourists. We've done some research on suburbs/neighborhoods and such on the web but want to familiarize ourselves first-hand with the area. We'd also be interested in viewing a few select homes that are currently for sale just to get an idea for the kinds of things available in our projected price range.

So how did it go? Did you meet with a realtor and check out some places?
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Here's hoping I have some good news to share within the next 30 days or so...
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