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Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

The hospital my wife works for will be opening another location in Orlando within the next year.
She has family in Atlanta so it seems like a good move.
I've lived in or near Philly for 47 years now so I'm a little unsure of such a drastic change.

Other then my Parents and brother there really isn't anything tying me to the area anymore. Except for familiarity.

I love all the local sports especially the Phils so that will be a difficult adjustment.
Can't stand cold winters anymore so I would be glad to be rid of that.

We will have to sell our current home and buy a new one, not sure how that's going to work.

Wish we could do it this year, it looks like homes down there are a bargain.
We have a ton of stuff to fix around the house before we can sell it, not looking forward to that.

Anyway, wife wants it, I don't really have any major objections so I guess that's what we'll be doing.
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

We look forward to seeing you in the Florida news articles here.
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We look forward to seeing you in the Florida news articles here.
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

Not sure how the humidity is in Philly but it can be stifling in the south.I lived in FL for 4 years and never got used to it. Be prepared to take several showers a day

Good luck and Arrive Alive! (do they still have those signs in FL?)
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

The weather is either hot, not as hot, or cool. That's about it. It rains constantly.

You may want to learn Spanish. Orlando has the 2nd biggest population of Puerto Ricans in the country. (Behind NYC) However, unlike NYC where you might meet those who also speak Russian, Polish, Italian, or Arabic, in Florida you will likely only meet those who speak English and Spanish. There's no culture here at all.

Sports-wise, it seems like everyone here roots for some other team. So you'll fit in fine. There's this whole atmosphere of everyone here acting like they want to be some place else.

Anyway, if you don't mind the hot, humid climate; no culture what-so-ever and laughable excuse for public transportation then you'll be happy. If all goes well in my life I'll be out of here before the end of 2013.
Old 09-25-11, 06:46 PM
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

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There's no culture here at all.
Actually, there is, you just have to look for it. At least a dozen sources of theatre, including one of the best Shakespeare-focused programs in the country, a number of art and science museums, a fairly thriving music scene, cabaret, burlesque, performance art, etc.

It's not NYC, but there is some interesting stuff to do if you look.
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

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Actually, there is, you just have to look for it. At least a dozen sources of theatre, including one of the best Shakespeare-focused programs in the country, a number of art and science museums, a fairly thriving music scene, cabaret, burlesque, performance art, etc.

It's not NYC, but there is some interesting stuff to do if you look.
Yes, I've been to all those things. Still standby my original statement.
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You will reach a point where you will hate the Orlando climate. Count on it.

Traffic sucks pretty much everywhere. It's a soulless, vapid wasteland of a culture vacuum. Strip malls, big box stores and gated communities as far as the eye can see. It's pretty gross.

Enjoy!
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

Originally Posted by smg669 View Post
You will reach a point where you will hate the Orlando climate. Count on it.

Traffic sucks pretty much everywhere. It's a soulless, vapid wasteland of a culture vacuum. Strip malls, big box stores and gated communities as far as the eye can see. It's pretty gross.

Enjoy!
This is exactly what we are looking for.
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

I like four seasons. Good luck. Are your wife's parents down there?
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

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I like four seasons. Good luck. Are your wife's parents down there?
I've had enough cold weather. I don't even want to go outside anymore when it's freezing cold outside.

Her oldest son lives in Atlanta, so it will be a much easier trip there from FL then from here.

I guess Disney and Universal being there hasn't made much difference for anyone?
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

Born and raised in Orlando, been in NYC for 8 years now... I would move back to Orlando tomorrow if I could. You think traffic is bad in Orlando? Try being on the LIE on a Friday afternoon. Museums and theatre? Orlando has that. Sure not as much but I can count on my hand the number of times Ive been to both. Weather sucks? Ill take the heat over February up here any day. Public transportation? Sure there is none in Orlando, but the rate its going up here, Id be surprised at how long it will be a viable option.

Point is, anywhere you live has good things and bad things about it.

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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
The hospital my wife works for will be opening another location in Orlando within the next year.......
Thank god she isn't a teacher. I think you will be ok!
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Orlando is alright. I like Miami better, but it's not as affordable as Orlando. Don't expect too much.

You definitely will need a car here. It's a very suburban city, very spread out, a bit rural, small urban area, a bunch of smaller towns around it.

It normally gets into the low 30s for a few weeks, but hard freezes don't happen much.
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Yeah, if weather is the primary reason to move, I don't see this being a bad decision. While I don't love winter, I sort of like it. For a few weeks.
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Rent for a year or so before you buy a home in a state you have no idea about. It will take a while to get used to the state. Food sucks down here. Bugs are huge. You hibernate in the summer down here, whereas you might hibernate in the winter up there. Don't expect to have a lot in common with people like you do in Philly where 90% of the people have grown up with the same things as you. Down here less than half the state was born here. You can talk sports but you won't share the same passion for the same teams. College sports are more popular down here. Getting an annual pass to an amusement park would be cool, get a different park each year
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

Originally Posted by smg669 View Post
...the Orlando climate...

...It's a soulless, vapid wasteland of a culture vacuum. Strip malls, big box stores and gated communities as far as the eye can see.

Enjoy!
Sounds like heaven to me.
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

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Rent for a year or so before you buy a home in a state you have no idea about. It will take a while to get used to the state. Food sucks down here. Bugs are huge. You hibernate in the summer down here, whereas you might hibernate in the winter up there. Don't expect to have a lot in common with people like you do in Philly where 90% of the people have grown up with the same things as you. Down here less than half the state was born here. You can talk sports but you won't share the same passion for the same teams. College sports are more popular down here. Getting an annual pass to an amusement park would be cool, get a different park each year
Agree with all of this.

The theme parks are fun but once you've been there a few times, you've seen it all.
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

I live in Eastern PA and would move to Orlando if I was given the opportunity! Don't worry about buying a house, they will still be cheap next year as well, our economy is not going to rebound that fast.

Good luck, seems like a great decision to me.
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I'm not a big fan of Orlando (I grew up about 50 minutes away), but it's not a bad place, you do have to drive a great deal to do anything though.

Find yourself a nice little pad in the Dr. Phillips area and enjoy.
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

You are aware that Florida sucks...right?
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Eh, Florida isn't great but it's cheap and warm practically year-round, like a good hooker.
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

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Eh, Florida isn't great but it's cheap and warm practically year-round, like a good hooker.
So H&Bs are cheap down there? How is the quality of the Puerto Ricans women?
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Re: Wife and I moving to Orlando probably by 2014.

Orlando is very touristy and traffic on I-4 sucks, but you always have the toll roads to get around that traffic. Nobody goes on them because they're cheap asses. I don't like the fact that Orlando is kind of land locked, but you can drive to Coco Beach or Daytona in a little over an hour by highway. Culture is what you make of it. I personally don't need a lot of culture, but I do need sports. At least Orlando has the Magic, but it seems very transient when it comes to other sports. OP, if you're a Phillies fan, drive over to Clearwater in the Spring and you can watch your boys in the month of March down here. Minor league baseball is still pretty fun and a lot cheaper if you're looking for baseball during the regular season.
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