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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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 269,414. 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
269,414

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,091
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Orlando Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    458.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    213
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    840.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,125.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    488.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 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
$45,436
National
$55,322
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Orlando, Florida is a bustling city packed with diversity and fun. With hundreds of thousands of tourists coming and going every day, there is never a dull moment in the great city of Orlando. Aside from those wonderful amenities, the city has also announced to the public that they will be going no-waste! This is a huge step not only for the state of Florida, but an eco-friendly movement that will change the nation. In addition to these great elements, the city of Orlando offers millions of jobs year round through Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. To conclude, even though it can be busy at times, the diversity, eco-friendly local government, and job market have made Orlando an awesome place to live.
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What I love about Orlando is living in the number one destination city in the world. Hospitality management is my passion. I treasured learning about this exciting industry at the second best hospitality school in the world. University of Central Florida's Rosen College School of Hospitality Management offered me a top notch education for my undergrad. Which is why I am planning to return for my graduate degree. According to Disney, "If you can dream it, you can do it." I dream of earning my graduate degree partially because the higher salary is nice, but mostly because I want to earn this degree. With your decision, you will help make my dreams more affordable. Thank you!
Orlando has a lot to offer that caters to different ages and interest. You have the obvious, anything Disney related which is always fun! It doesn’t necessarily have to be the main theme parks but there is also Disney Springs which is an enjoyable walk. Apart from Disney, there are plenty of restaurants to satisfy your hunger. A lot of the places are pet friendly, which is always nice to be able to bring the WHOLE family along. As for the night life, there are plenty of clubs, lounges (such as Mather’s Gathering that is a speakeasy), and late night eateries. Orlando is also pretty close to other cities in Florida and only 40 minutes from the beach!
The only downfall Orlando has, is the I4 traffic! But nothing a little ahead of time planning can’t fix.