Whether you are moving for a new job opportunity or to live in the state with sunshine and a temperate weather, Orlando is an amazing destination to begin a new life. Orlando is known for its amazing attractions (do you know if Walt Disney would cover the entire city of San Francisco?), breathtaking scenery, an abundance of job opportunities, and a casual laid-back atmosphere. The lifestyle in Orlando, called the Beautiful City, varies depending on the area you choose to live in. The downtown area is known for its active nightlife with streets lined with restaurants, concert halls, nightclubs, cafes, etc. but you can find some beautiful suburban areas that are great for families to settle in.

With all the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas, it’s sometimes hard to view Orlando as anything else but a very busy city. However, once you get away from the resort areas, the city is actually a beautiful and friendly quiet area. Being so diverse, from its neighborhoods to its entertainment to its cuisine offering, Orlando is a great place to call home. There are too many neighborhoods to list so we will just give a taste of some very nice ones.

Rose Isle

Rose Isle is full of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and beautiful parks to stay at. If you’re looking for a place that has an urban feel to one day buy a home and raise a family in, then this is the spot for you. Rose Isle is roughly 10 minutes away from Downtown and is surrounded by three lakes you can take a dip in when you need to cool off.


Take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful business high risers that fill out the entire city. Choose from some of the best seafood markets to eat from, theaters, clubs, museums, and parks to visit. Downtown offers a wide arrange of business opportunities for entrepreneurs and other professionals who are looking to network or take their careers to the next level.

Baldwin Park

Baldwin Park is considered one of the top upscale areas in Orlando where you can enjoy fancy eats, a wide array of architectural exteriors and a ton of places to shop at. If you’re looking for a safe, well-groomed little downtown area, to find a great place to work, play and invest in, then this is your neighborhood. There are tons of single and family housing options to browse from when you’re in the process of relocating.

Thornton Park

For those looking to be in the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy older neighborhoods with a rich history, you may want to settle in Thornton Park, a neighborhood with many beautiful and historic homes and landmarks, also known for its fine dining and high-end shopping. It’s a very popular option for professionals who wish to be within walking distance of the downtown area.

Park Lake / Highland

In between two lakes and about 5 minutes away from Downtown, Park Lake/Highland is one of the best urban areas to reside in. If you’re looking for a condo, apartment or house to rent in that is very close to all of the action in the big city, Park Lake/Highland is for you. This neighborhood offers residents plenty of great options to eat from, highly rated schools to attend and parks to throw around a frisbee.

Lake Eola Heights

Lake Eola Heights is another with historic homes and incredible lake views of the lake, located a short walk from Lake Eola Park. Lake Eola Heights is one of the best areas to choose from because of its unique and diverse history. If you’re looking for a cheap rental property Lake Eola Heights is one of the best in terms of prices. Whether you’re a young professional who craves adventure or you are looking to raise a family, the nightlife and activities in Lake Eola Heights area are some of the best ones in the city.


Kissimmee is a neighborhood surrounded by beautiful scenery, places to explore and hundreds of activities to participate in with locals. Kissimmee features a historic and a hard-to-miss ferry wheel at a theme park that is perfect to take your significant other on. With beautiful weather, several local schools, amusement parks, local eateries, and Disney World you’ll never be bored! There are amazing rental options at reasonable prices to choose from when you’re thinking about relocating.

Altamonte Springs

Close to Kissimmee and about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, Altamonte is famous for its low tax rates and historic Uptown buildings. Altamonte incorporates many apartments and high-rise condos in its central business district that are great to check out before relocating. If you’re looking to live in a place that’s close to most of the attractions in Orlando then Altamonte Springs is for you.

Hunter's Creek

If you prefer the suburban life, there are also the residential areas in Orlando, featuring towering Oak trees and lakefront homes. Hunter’s Creek is one of the more beautiful neighborhoods in the area with a population of about 20,000 people. Here you can find a great quality of life, great schools, shopping, and the tranquility of not being a tourist destination. It was considered the 21st best place to live in the entire country.


If you are looking for a small-town suburban feel, Heathrow may be what you are looking for. The population is less than 6,000 and it is known for its events and top-notch school system. The homes in this neighborhood, also in Hunter’s Creek, are above average price in the area, but the privacy is definitely worth it. One of the best places to live in Florida.


Oviedo es also a popular area for families looking for a community feel, while still keeping its residents a short driving distance to the neighboring towns of Orlando and Kissimmee and Sanford. Located only 20 miles northwest of Downtown Orlando, Oviedo offers easy access to all the attractions that come along with Central Florida. In recent years, the city has ranked highly in the most livable city category in many travel magazines. Its proximity to universities and research facilities means a higher-than-average level of education and household income.


Sanford is in Seminole County and it is considered one of the best places to live in Florida. Sanford offers its residents a suburban feel and with plenty of homes and apartments to choose from if you are moving to the Orlando area. Many young professionals choose to live here and commute to Orlando for work. Sanford is also a top area for families in Sanford since its public schools are highly rated.

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