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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Orlando is a city in Florida with a population of 275,690. Orlando is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Orlando offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Orlando there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Orlando and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Orlando are above average.
About Orlando...
Population
275,690

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,139
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Orlando Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    493.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    219.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    564.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,824.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    425.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Orlando

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,511
National
$55,322
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As a young adult with no kids I adore living in Orlando! There's alot to do, always something going on downtown and around the city, not to mention being close to the theme parks! There are some cons though, Orlando is pretty sprawling so across town can be an hour+ drive, especially if there is traffic, which there always is traffic. It can also be pretty expensive so most people live just outside the city and commute to work which is where the traffic comes in, not to mention all the tourist unsure of where they are going. I personally love the chaos and being in the middle of everything and always having something to do and somewhere to go. There's always cool new cafes popping up, events happening at the parks, and is a great place to explore for the day, or even a lifetime.
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Orlando offers several new and exciting experiences for both the tourist and the local. The downtown area has lively night life but is calm during the day with secluded spots surrounded by nature just around the corner. Small businesses and creative restaurants are the heart of Orlando. For those seeking adventure, there are over five theme parks to choose from in the city! Disney World ad Universal Studios are the classics and favorites. There's much to discover!
To start off, I've been living in Orlando for sometime now and this review might be biased but this is my honest review of Orlando, Florida. As we all know, Orlando is home to many famous amusement parks such as Disney, Seaworld, Universal Studios, Funspot and etc. It is especially great for families who is vacationing in Orlando to bring their kids and let them ride all the fun rides. Orlando not only have amusements parks but many beautiful beaches. If you are vacationing in Orlando for a couple of days, hotels pricing is very affordable for everyone and even hotels near the beach are affordable. If you are staying near Downtown Orlando, I recommend everyone to walk as it is very crowded down there. Most of our fun are in the outside, such as the mall. To shop at out outlet malls, you have to walk outside in order to go to another store. Our outlet malls are about saving money on designer goods such as (Gucci, Chanel, Armani, Adidas, Nike, and etc.) But one warning, It's very hot!