Moving can be stressful especially if you are relocating to Central Florida. We can be your best resource in moving to Central Florida.

Metropolitan Orlando and Central Florida claim a fast-growing, diverse, young, and educated population. Employers throughout the region span a broad cross-section of traditional and emerging industries, taking advantage of one of the nation’s top ten locations for business and to raise your family.

This might be why you are considering moving to my wonderful area of great opportunity Central Florida and Orlando.

Relocating can be stressful, expensive and time consuming, regardless of whether you are relocating for a job, retirement, or even a short-distance move for better schools. With it, you risk the expense of buying a new home and selling your existing home, and the time and effort of moving your family to a new location where you hope they will be happy.

This is where we come in. We have helped out many families and professional relocated in the past. You need a confidential and professional relationship with a real estate broker that identifies you and your family needs and has years of professional experience. I can harness one of the largest databases of neighborhood statistics ever created to reveal neighborhoods that meet criteria you choose, in any city in Central Florida. Then, you can narrow down were you want to focus and identify a specific area. We can scout out areas for you with follow-up reports and even content media or material found in the local area of your interest. Look at us as your personal home and neighborhood shopper. We also have a personal network and local connections to assist you with your relocation whether your buying or selling in Central Florida. We also know that our past clients like to do their own searches in some areas of interest and look for specific features and places of interest. We have compiled a neighborhood connect page which is an outline of all the Central Florida and Orlando. This outline is will help you generate some general information of the areas like the life style and community amenities plus the specific home sale inventory for a specific area of interest. Although this is a very informative outline and a great help your decision making please look over our web site visiting our property listing search pages and community information. Most importantly you will need the human element in us to give you help and guidance to assist you with all your real estate needs and relocation. Please look over the Outline we titled the Orlando and Central Florida Lifestyle and enjoy the data, information and web links we collected for you and our past clients.

 

ORLANDO AND CENTRAL FLORIDA LIFESTYLE



The idyllic setting that has cemented Metro Orlando’s and Central Florida position as the world’s top vacation destination has also attracted a flood of newcomers. This rapidly growing area is equally appealing to nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, growing families, professionals, and retirees. Thousands of lakes combine with rivers, access to Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Sea, beaches, forests, pinelands, wetlands, marshes, and rich farmland for one of the nation’s most diverse environments.

Central Florida has preserved countless lakes, rivers, and wilderness areas in their pristine, unspoiled state. Riding academies and stables offer trails and lessons, many of the golf courses are nationally ranked, fish-laden lakes attract avid anglers, and rolling rivers like the Econlockhatchee or the Wekiva are ideal for canoe trips.

Cutting-edge indoor facilities include the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando and the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland, the training home of the famous Orlando Magic NBA basketball team. The Sportsplex offers first-rate amenities from ice rinks to basketball courts, tennis courts, and fitness equipment. Professional and collegiate sports events keep fans cheering in spectacular arenas.

Tourism has driven quality commercial expansion throughout the area, creating a mecca of restaurants, shopping malls, and entertainment centers. Bargain hunters can spend the afternoon in quaint districts off the beaten path, or meander through the stores and specialty shops in regional malls. Restaurants from casual to elegant serve the finest cuisine, many with outdoor patios that take full advantage of Florida’s blue skies and cooling breezes. Throughout the four seasons, Orlando plays host to festivals and celebrations. Casselberry is known for its Oktoberfest and Scottish Highland Games. The Florida Film Festival rolls into Enzian Theater each year, attracting such cinematic legends as Oliver Stone and Paul Newman. Among the many other cultural treasures are the Bach Festival Society, the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival, Southern Ballet Theater, Orlando Philharmonic, and the popular Orlando Opera Company. Events that feature top artists constantly fill the calendar, with majestic venues catering to audiences in the tens of thousands.
Museums are first-rate and abundant. Some present fine art displays, while others preserve the legacy of the past or explore the possibilities of the future. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is a jewel in the crown of the Central Florida art community, claiming the world’s most impressive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass. The Orlando Science Center encourages exploration with hands-on exhibits that fascinate all ages.

These are the home inventories of the places most requested and ask about from the clients we have relocated or sold their homes in central Florida. Click on the city/community of interest to view the local home sales. Below each city/community of interest is an outline of all the relative information and links to the central Florida area government, amenities, statistics, education and community outreach. 

Area Homes For Sale: Click on the area of interest

South Orlando 

North Orlando

Kissimmee  

Celebration   

Windermere   

Lake Nona

Winter Garden   

Clermont   

Reunion   

Davenport   

Lake Buena Vista   

Doctor Phillips

 

FULL REAL ESTATE SERVICES

There are three necessary and important elements in the buying and selling process and that is having a team of professionals that have the tools and resources. You will need a lending professional that will help you through the qualifying process, a diligent Title company and investment in a home warranty for both the property you buy or sell. We offer our clients full real estate service that will help you from contract to closing which is an important part of the relocation process. Our partners will take care of everything related to your buying to selling and answer all your questions. They also work close at hand with us to make sure that all your needs are satisfied. We can put you together with our partners and work with them while taking away the stress in your property search or relocation.

 

 

 

For more details and information on our partners give us a call.

 

The Growth Of Central Florida

ECONOMY

We point out again, Metropolitan Orlando and Central Florida claim a fast-growing, diverse, young, and educated population. Employers throughout the region span a broad cross-section of traditional and emerging industries, taking advantage of one of the nation’s top ten locations for business.

Top 20 Major Employers

Walt Disney World Company
Entertainment
http://disney.go.com

Florida Hospital (Avent Health System)
Healthcare
www.floridahospital.com

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Retail
www.walmart.com

Publix Supermarkets
Retail Grocery
www.publix.com

Universal Orlando
Entertainment
www.universalstudios.com

Orlando Regional Healthcare   
Healthcare
www.orhs.org

Darden Restaurants
Food Service
www.darden.com

Lockheed Martin Corporation  
Aerospace
www.lockheedmartin.com

Marriott International Inc.
Hospitality
www.marriott.com

McDonald’s Corp
Food Service
www.mcdonalds.com

Starwood Hotels & Resort Worldwide Inc.
Hospitality
www.starwoodhotels.com

Walgreen Co.
Retail
www.walgreens.com

SeaWorld Orlando       
Entertainment
www.seaworld.com

SunTrust Banks Inc.
Financial Services
www.suntrust.com

Cox Enterprises Inc.
Media
www.coxenterprises.com

Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Retail
www.sears.com

Target Corp.
Retail
www.target.com

Loews Corp.
Financial
www.loews.com

Source: Nexis.com, Direct Company Contact, & Orlando Sentinel Book of Lists.
Based on number of employees.

 

Top 10 Major Manufacturers

Lockheed Martin Missile
Military electronics & missiles
www.lockheedmartin.com

Lockheed Martin Corp.
Simulators & Training Equipment
www.lockheedmartin.com

Orlando Sentinel Communications
Daily Newspaper Printing & Publishing
www.orlandosentinel.com

Oracle Corp.
Computer Software, Technical Support
www.oracle.com

Northrop Grumman Electronic
Military Electronic Warfare Systems
www.northropgrumman.com

WAI Global
Regulators, Alternators & Starters
www.waiglobal.com

Regal Marine Industries, Inc.
Pleasure Boats
www.regalboats.com

Coca-Cola Bottling      
Soft Drinks
www.coca-cola.com

A-1 Bock Corp.
Concrete Blocks
www.a1block.com

Source: Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission

 

DEMOGRAPHICS / COST OF LIVING

Few locales in the nation can rival Orlando, Central Florida with its combination of superb quality of life with affordable housing and a low cost of living index. The area’s balmy climate, robust economy, waterfront lifestyle, and world-class entertainment centers offer unsurpassed advantages in one of the nation’s most affordable regions. We are ranked 83.9 in the comparative Index as for housing being the lowest in price range for home ownership with a 98.5 in competitive living over all.

ACCRA Comparative Index

Metro Area

Comp

Grocery

Housing

Utilities

Transport

Health

New York NY

218

161

388.9

171

119.9

132.2

San Francisco CA

162.1

115.9

273.9

94.1

108.8

119.1

Stamford CT

145.9

116.6

209.7

124.3

110.2

113.4

Washington DC

137.9

109.5

219.1

98.9

109.2

103.4

Los Angeles CA

136.2

105

206.7

103.3

115.6

108.1

San Diego CA

132.3

105.1

194.3

104.7

114.7

111.3

Bethesda, MD

131.7

107.6

189.1

121.7

111.2

103.9

Boston MA

131.1

116.7

152.4

135.8

103

124.8

Newark NJ

128.8

116.1

166.1

132.4

103.8

103.2

Philadelphia PA

126.5

127.2

141.1

137.2

104.2

110.9

Seattle WA

123.3

119.6

145.5

84.2

117.5

118.7

Providence RI

121.7

110.6

125.4

127.6

102.9

115.2

Chicago IL

118.3

113.2

134.3

126.3

119.7

108.5

Ft. Lauderdale FL

115.6

112.4

143.6

92.7

106.3

102.2

Portland OR

109.5

104.9

131.6

87.2

101.2

110.9

Denver CO

102

98.8

104.9

106.3

93.6

106.6

Orlando, FL

98.5

100.0

83.9

108.9

103.5

92.3

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 2016, Urban Area Index Data

STATE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SOURCES

US Census Bureau

Click on the links below to access the US Census Bureau’s Quick Facts community demographics data. In this area of the Census Bureaus web site you can get a quick snapshot of up to the minute information about any community or town in the United States as compiled by the Federal Government.

US Census Bureau Quick Facts
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/

Census Bureau Fact Sheets About Your Community
http://factfinder2.census.gov 

Us Department of Education
For the most comprehensive listings and information about any school in the United States, click on one of the links below to access the US Dept. of Education’s list of links to every school district in the United States and to find out detailed information about every school district by state, city or town.

State Department of Education Links By State
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/org_list_by_territory.cfm

National Center For Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/datatools/

 

TAX & LICENSE / STATE TAX SYSTEM

Florida residents enjoy living in a state that imposes very few taxes. The majority of revenue is derived from sales/use tax and intangible and corporate income tax. Florida has no personal income tax.

Florida Residency

You are considered a Florida resident when your true, fixed, and permanent home and principal establishment is in Florida. Filing a declaration of domicile, qualifying for homestead exemption, or registering to vote in Florida can establish residency. Obtaining a Florida drivers license only indicates an intent to establish residency.

Sales/Use Tax
Florida’s sales tax rate is 6 percent. Each retail sale, admission charge, storage, use, or rental is taxable, along with some services. Some items are specifically exempt. Some counties impose an additional tax that can be called a local option tax, county tax, or local general sales tax. Unless specifically exempt, merchandise purchased out of state is subject to tax when brought into Florida within six months of the purchase date. This “use tax,” as it is commonly called, is also assessed at the rate of 6 percent. You will need to complete an “out-of-state purchase return” form when filing and paying use tax unless the tax owed is less than $1.00.

Intangible Personal Property Tax
Florida repealed its intangible personal property tax effective January 1, 2007.

Ad Valorem (Property) Tax

If you purchase a home in Florida, you will pay ad valorem or “property” tax based on the taxable value of the property. Ad valorem taxes are assessed by the county property appraiser and collected annually by the tax collector’s office. A $25,000 homestead exemption is available to homeowners who meet certain requirements. Certain exemptions are also available to blind persons and other physically-challenged residents. Contact the appropriate county property appraiser for details:

Tax Information Services
5050 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2716
850-488-6800 or 800-352-3671 FREE
TDD 800-367-8331 FREE
http://dor.myflorida.com/dor