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Orange County, Florida Real Estate


Orange County is located in Central Florida. It forms part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical area and as of 2006 census estimates, had a population of 1,043,500 residents. Its county seat is and most populous city is Orlando, Orange County is best known for being home to the Walt Disney theme parks in Orlando.

Orange County was formed from Mosquito County in 1824. It gets its name from what was its primary source of revenues until the 1980s, oranges. During Orange Countys peak of citrus production the 1970s, the area had over 80,000 acres of citrus groves. After several harsh freezes in the early 1980s, the majority of citrus producers in the area were forced to close their operations. This however did not affect Orlando as much as expected because the county has already developed a significant source of revenue from its tourism industry. These days, Orlando is a major tourist destination with millions of travelers from all around the world, who come to visit the many theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World.

Orlando has been working hard to attract business and investment and has been recognized by several magazines as a top city in which to do business. Business 2.0 has voted Orlando Number 1 Hottest job Market and Inc. has named Orlando fourth Best City for Business in the large cities category. Forbes.com placed Orlando second on their Most Wired Communities and fourth in the Best Cities to Get a Job category. Its economy is becoming more diversified and stronger as a result.

Orlando offers some wonderful neighborhoods ranging from leafy quiet suburbs with tree-lined walks to age-restricted communities, golf communities, private gated communities and exclusive luxury homes. If you are currently thinking of buying a home in Orange County, it couldnt be a better time. home sales are slowing and housing stock is growing making conditions ideal or those in the market for a home. Search our Listings or contact us, and we will help you find a great deal on a home in Orange County.

 

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Orange County, Florida Useful Links

Orange County Government Website

Orange County Health Department

Orange County Public Schools

Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Orange County Sheriff's Office

Orange County 7 Day Weather Service

 

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