Living in Orlando
Orlando is a versatile Metropolitan city located in Central Florida. Its moderate climate is an average of 72° year-round which provides a tremendous opportunity for outdoor activities and leisure.
Orlando's population of 2 million is situated in the center of Florida, almost midway between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Orlando is a mere 45 minute drive to the East Coast for the sand and surf of Cocoa Beach. This is perfect place to spend a post call afternoon relaxing.The family-friendly New Smyrna Beach is only an hour away for a more relaxed weekend excursion. Orlando is surrounded by several hundred lakes which provide excellent opportunities for year round water sports. Orlando is also the world capital for competitive water sports in annually hosts the WWA Wakeboard World Championship. With the opportunity for year round outdoor training, Orlando is also home to many runners and bicyclists.
Aside from the world-class attractions of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea world etc. Orlando also has numerous opportunities for family activities. Florida is home to over 160 state parks providing numerous opportunities for day trips or overnight camping. The beautiful Wekiwa and Blue Springs State Parks just up the road where you can kayak, swim, snorkel, or watch the manatees in the springs clear waters. Cape Canaveral is an hour drive to the Kennedy Space Center, the site of numerous shuttle launches and space exhibits.
Orlando is home to an exuberant nightlife. Downtown has a large population of young professionals and partygoers, giving ample opportunities for entertainment. From swanky lounges and wine bars to cheap beer and 80s rock, Orlando has quite a diverse scenes to fit any type of evening out. Downtown and surrounding communities like Winter Park provide really great dining opportunities to satisfy any palette.
Orlando sports and events
UCF Golden Knights, Orlando Magic, Orlando amateur football, Sanford dog track and jai alai, amateur MMA, Orlando Titans pro lacrosse, Florida Tuskers UFL, The Amway Arena, Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Tinker Field, Expo Centre and The Florida Citrus Bowl.
Orlando has also become an increasingly popular place to live - the city offers affordable new homes, excellent schools and a high standard of living. Orlando's 115 designated neighborhoods are as diverse as its people. You will find a great place to live whether you're a single socialite looking for a upscale downtown condo or a family of four looking for a spacious home in the suburbs. With the recent turn in the housing market, real estate in the greater Orlando area has become more affordable for home buyers.
Orlando being an international destination, makes it remarkably easy to fly in an out of at an affordable price. With an abundance of cheap flights, family members will certainly flock to your new Orlando home and efforts to avoid the cold winter months. Trust me they will. Also we are a few hour drive from one of four major ports in Florida providing an unique opportunity for tremendous savings on many of the major cruise lines.
Orlando contains over 75 golf courses that are open year-round. It is also well known for its many world class golf courses. With its wide range of courses to fit any budget, Orlando provides the opportunity to practice and perfect this crucial element of medical education.
The city also boasts a wide range of cultural attractions including the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Science center, the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. As well As numerous concert venues including Hard Rock Cafe, House of blues, Amway Arena, the Social, and others. Area parks including, Leu Gardens and Bok Tower Gardens highlight spectacular fauna for which Central Florida is known.
Orlando is not a city filled with gray-haired retirees and snowbirds, just the contrary, it is a growing vivacious city filled with warmth, opportunity and promise.