Orlando's booming economy is bringing loads of new jobs to the metro and developers are scrambling to catch up with the population growth.
Deloitte's tech positions, Lockheed Martin's military contracts, Florida Hospital's health care jobs and a host of retail businesses' call centers and customer-service positions – and these are just a handful – have renters flocking to the 407.
If you're moving to Orlando for a great new gig, the big question is where to live. With so many beautiful neighborhoods from which to choose, the first step is deciding what factors are most important.
We've listed four considerations you might be thinking about and suggest a neighborhood and apartment complex which might meet your needs.
Parents relocating to Orlando and looking for the best public school options for their children should check out Seminole County. A consistent front-runner on a host of publications' and websites' “best places to live" lists, the city of Oviedo's schools are A-rated across the board. And if your child is college-bound – or you're looking to continue your education – Oviedo borders the University of Central Florida (UCF).
There are more than a few rental options to explore. One that might interest you is Park Place Apartments. It sits in a neighborhood that's exploding with growth and walkability that's uncommon (but growing in popularity) in suburban areas like this one.
Many people moving to Orlando head straight for Lake Nona, which might be one of the city's hottest zip codes and the most primed for growth. In recent years, Lake Nona has become the home of its own “Medical City," which includes the UCF College of Medicine, a brand-new Nemours Children's Hospital and the Orlando Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Lake Nona is where the U.S. Professional Tennis Association chose to build its newest major facility and you'll find the Orlando City soccer training facility there, as well.
Consider Lake Nona Ariel if this neighborhood appeals and branch out your search from there.
Even with the accessibility of public transportation like the SunRail, those relocating to Orlando from commuter-friendlier cities will almost certainly need a car. But if you're working downtown – Orlando's most popular neighborhood for renters – you could greatly reduce your need to feed its tank by living there.
High-rise options, like 55 West, abound and often sit smack in the middle of some of the city's best venues for dinner, drinks and entertainment.
If you're a fan of shopping, a rental community near the city's toniest shopping center, the Mall at Millenia, may suit you well. In fact, the mall is so central, they called the whole neighborhood Millenia!
Residents at Aqua at Millenia can walk to the mall in about 10 minutes, and with the exceptional shopping in and around the mall itself comes world-class dining and convenient access to I-4 and each of the area's world-renowned theme parks!