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|People tend to think of Orlando as a tourist destination. Most people do not consider Orlando as a thriving place to live and work. If you follow this train of thought, you are making a mistake. Orlando is not only the home of all of your favorite Disney characters and fantastic theme parks, but it is home to more than 230,000 residents.|
It is hard to believe that Orlando has not always been home to one of the happiest places on Earth. The truth is that the city actually has a rich history. The area we now call Orlando was originally named Jernigan. The area was inhabited by Native Americans long before the first European settlers arrived.
The area grew steadily through the 1800s and 1900s, and Orlando was considered the hub of the citrus industry between 1875 and 1895. It was not until 1971 that Walt Disney World opened its gates. The opening of the resort put Orlando on the map. Since that time, the city has become a major player in the tourism industry.
|Orlando is home to beautiful parks. Some of the most popular are Lake Eola Park, Orlando Wetlands Park, and Park of the Americas. Spend the day with your family at a city park for a bit of fun and bonding. Parks in the area include attractive amenities like ponds, paddle boats, walking trails, amphitheaters, concession stands, and picnic areas. You can easily spend an entire day in one of the city’s parks and never get bored.|
Walt Disney World and its various parks and resorts are well known, but there are hundreds of things to do in Orlando outside of the Disney-owned parks. You and your family can enjoy water parks, wilderness ranches, gardens, chocolate factory tours, museums, shops, and amazing restaurants. It is hard to find a reason to stay in the house when you live in Orlando.
|When purchasing a home in which you have, or are planning to have children, one of the most important factors to take into account is the area's school system. There are an impressive 267 schools in Orlando. You will find 82 private schools and 185 public schools in the city. The public schools available to you will depend upon where you reside. Talk to Pitt Warner about what schools serve your specific location. You also have ample opportunity to further your own education at any one of the nearby colleges and universities.
If you have been relocated to Orlando, do not worry that you are moving to a city known only for tourism. Orlando is a wonderful area for you and your family. Amazing green spaces, lush parks, and limitless attractions are just a few of the many reasons people call Orlando their home.