Orlando is a city andthe county seat of Orange County in the state of Florida. The city is located in Central Florida, and is known as The Theme Park Capital of the World. The two most significant of these attractions are Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Due to the subtropical climate Orlando and the area around the city is home to many golf courses. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida which is one of the largest campuses in the country.
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Orlando Housing Statistics According to US News the average cost of buying a home in Orlando is approximately $214,000, which is slightly below the national average. The cost of buying a home vary greatly depending on the neighborhood. In Lake Nona Central or East Park it cost around $300,000 to buy a home, it is also more expensive to rent a home. In Conway, Lake Frendrica and South Semoran it cost approximately $70,000 to buy a home, it is also cheaper to rent a home in these neighborhoods. The average cost per month to rent an apartment in Orlando is higher than the national average. The cost of living in Orlando is generally on par with similarly sized metro areas. However, Florida has no state income tax making it more appealing to live in Orlando.
Living in Orlando Orlando is an extremely popular tourist, both domestic and international, destination, renowned for its theme parks. The subtropical climate is great for golfing, and the downtown city landscape is attractive. The following are some of the most famous and most visited theme parks located in or near Orlando.
Walt Disney World Resort is composed of four theme parks:the Magic Kingdom, Epcot. Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom; two water parks: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach; 21 hotels; the Disney Springs shopping; dining and entertainment complex.
Universal Orlando Resort features two theme parks and Universal CityWalk, a pedestrian thoroughfare with shops, restaurants, a movie theatre and nightclubs. The original park, Universal Studios Florida, is home to the 3-D Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and the Simpsons Ride. Universal's Islands of Adventure has several rollercoasters and a Jurrasic Park themed ride. A water park called Universal's Volcano Bay is also available. The main attraction of Universal Orlando's parks is its Harry Potter sections which are split between the two theme parks. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley is located in Universal Studios Florida, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade in Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure.
SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando is combined by the three theme parks SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. There are many hotels located within the entertainment complex.
Transportation and commutes in Orlando Mainly due to its size, almost all Orlando residents commute by driving alone, or commute via carpool. There are plenty of places to walk, including lakefront paths and wooded trails, Orlando is too spread out to be walkable. For the same reason it is not really bikeable either, although there are rental bikes downtown.Orlando has a regional bus transit system called Lynx, which covers a five-county area. Commuter rail system is provided bySunRail.
Inter-city buses are provided by primarily Greyhound Lines, Inc, to and from many cities across the country. Inter-city trains are provided by Amtrak's Silver Meteor and Silver Star, that departs twice every day in both directions between New York City and Miami. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the primary airport in the city. The airport has many flights to both domestic and international destinations, some of which are seasonal.