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Old 12-04-2008, 04:35 PM   #46
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The Davenport area is a great place to live. The Champions Gate area is close to Disney and is very nice.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:35 PM   #47
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Hi Amy,

I am on board for this happy adventure. I can't wait to read all about it. I'm a bit jealous if I may say so.

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Old 12-04-2008, 07:53 PM   #48
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Yes! I was looking around the Orlando area, about 15-20 minutes outside, around Altamonte Springs.
That seems like a nice area

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The Davenport area is a great place to live. The Champions Gate area is close to Disney and is very nice.
Yes, I forgot about Davenport ~ I'll check it out, thanks!!!

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I am on board for this happy adventure. I can't wait to read all about it. I'm a bit jealous if I may say so.

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Hi Sophia! So glad you're here Don't be jealous ~ you get to visit WDW all the time you're so lucky!

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Old 12-04-2008, 10:37 PM   #49
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Champions Gate/Davenport is a nice area, but is also a bit more on the expensive side of things. My DH works at the Publix right near Reunion, and he said all that come in are tourists.

Polk County may be a good choice for you..Its close to Disney, but depending on the area, you can get really good housing deals..

I personally LOVE Winter Haven. Haines City, Lakeland, and Poinciana are all also good choices.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:54 AM   #50
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What about Winter Park? Lake Mary?

I'm not super familiar w/Orlando (I'm from further north...near St Augustine, which is a GREAT historic and fun town!!) but I think I remember those areas being nice.

I understand the excitement too...military family here too!! We've lived in FL twice, Maine, Italy, Viginia and now Hawaii. It is an adventure!
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:17 AM   #51
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Lake Mary and Winter Park are on the far eastern side of Orlando. I lived in Casselberry for a year, and I recall TONS of traffic issues on that side of town, but both very nice areas.
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Champions Gate/Davenport is a nice area, but is also a bit more on the expensive side of things. My DH works at the Publix right near Reunion, and he said all that come in are tourists.

Polk County may be a good choice for you..Its close to Disney, but depending on the area, you can get really good housing deals..

I personally LOVE Winter Haven. Haines City, Lakeland, and Poinciana are all also good choices.
Hi! I've been looking at Davenport too, thanks for the suggestion.

Winter Haven is a place I haven't checked into yet, I will do that here in a minute ~ thanks again for the suggestion! Also, Poinciana looks nice but I have a question for you so I'm going to PM you

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What about Winter Park? Lake Mary?

I'm not super familiar w/Orlando (I'm from further north...near St Augustine, which is a GREAT historic and fun town!!) but I think I remember those areas being nice.

I understand the excitement too...military family here too!! We've lived in FL twice, Maine, Italy, Viginia and now Hawaii. It is an adventure!
HI! We LOVE St. Augustine! We always stop there on the way down and back from NC and enjoy the area The kids LOVE the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Winter Park is nice, but I think a bit out of our price range and style Lake Mary is an option, I'm checking out houses there too. It seems to be as far away from WDW as Clermont, just in a different direction.

The Military is really great ~ the travel and benefits. That's great you have gotten to enjoy so many wonderful places and Hawaii? How cool ~ haven't been there YET

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Lot's of homes behind Champions Gate that are reasonable. There are two Publix close to each other in the area.
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Lot's of homes behind Champions Gate that are reasonable. There are two Publix close to each other in the area.
Great , I'll check that out too. I'm searching now, thanks!

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Old 12-05-2008, 07:30 AM   #55
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Good for you and your family! Live your dream. I was going to ask about the Davenport area from you local folks. When we have visited the area I always enjoy the ride along 27 from Davenport up to Clermont. How do things pan out price wise? Grammy
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You have a wide variety of homes, apts. manufactured homes, mansions. A little bit for everyone. It's a great area.
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Good for you and your family! Live your dream. I was going to ask about the Davenport area from you local folks. When we have visited the area I always enjoy the ride along 27 from Davenport up to Clermont. How do things pan out price wise? Grammy
Thanks Davenport looks great ~I sure wish I had visited some of these areas when there in the past...we always just come in off of I-4 from the East and go back that way too. When in town we just stick to International and 192 ~ you know, the tourist areas


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Sounds perfect. I will ask the realtor I'm talking to right now to send some listing from that area. I can't wait to check them out!

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I've already learned so much from this thread! I'm getting more ideas for towns to search nearby! You're going to help me out a lot if I do decide to eventually move down there.
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I've already learned so much from this thread! I'm getting more ideas for towns to search nearby! You're going to help me out a lot if I do decide to eventually move down there.
That's great ~ just what I want to hear We need more info on Orlando and areas because lots of us are moving there and it would be really helpful. I've learned a lot too!!!

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Since you babysit a lot, have you considered working at Disney at one of the child care clubs? The down side may be that you would not be at home and they may give you hours you do not like.
I am only suggesting this b/c I used to work at a preschool and the other teachers and I were big Disney fans and we said we would love to live in Orlando and work there.
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