Best Place to Live Near the Parks?

Discussion in 'Welcome to the DIS' started by Linzybrooke, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Linzybrooke

    Linzybrooke DIS Veteran

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    DH and I are considering a move to Orlando primarily so I can work at the world. We know little to nothing about the area so I would love some input about locations to live that are near enough to drive there daily.

    Thanks in advance!!!!
     
  2. Beana9802

    Beana9802 DIS Veteran

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    A friend of mine lives in Winter Garden, and another lives in Windermere...that's all I can tell ya...They both work at the dis.
     
  3. DisneyGerry

    DisneyGerry DIS Veteran

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    We just returned from WDW and head down 3-4 times a year and each time we look at real estate--over the years we have purchased a timeshare/ and a condo. We have looked seriously for a house to relocate to a few times. This last week we really liked the Windermere area off 535 and a couple of communities--one in particular by Aston Woods we are interested in. Check them out.

    Gerry
     
  4. PatriciaH

    PatriciaH I want to be an Imagineer!

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    Dr. Phillips, Hunters Creek (some areas), Celebration, Clermont, Reunion, Champions Gate and Windemere are all nice and pretty close. Plan on $800/month+ for rent now, $250,000+ for a condo or $350,000+ for a house in the nicer areas. The bubble is starting to burst here though-tons of homes on the market. You may want to check out the threads on the Budget Board about homeowners insurance. Not a big deal if you are renting but if you are planning to buy good luck. Some people in the homeowners thread have seen their homeownes insurance go up 100% or more. My parents moved from NY last year and their property insurance just went up 40%. They are paying a lot more than they were in Queens, NY!

    I would have good jobs lined up before you come!
     

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