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Local Area

Orlando info to help you buy your Orlando home. There are 115 neighborhoods within the city limits of Orlando and many unincorporated communities. Orlando’s city limits resemble a checkerboard, with pockets of unincorporated Orange County surrounded by city limits. Orlando is the hub city of the Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, known as “Greater Orlando” or “Metro Orlando”.

The area encompasses four counties (Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake), and is currently the 26th-largest metro area in the United States.The Greater Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411, making it the 26th largest metro area in the United States, the sixth largest metro area in the Southeastern United States, and the third largest metro area in Florida. Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida, and the state’s largest inland city.

The City of Orlando, Florida is the county seat of Orange County, and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. According to the 2010 US Census, the city had a population of 238,300, making Orlando the 79th largest city in the United States.

Orlando attracts over 51 million tourists a year. The Orlando International Airport (MCO), is the thirteenth busiest airport
in the United States, and the 29th busiest in the world.Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and is also referred to as “The Theme Park Capital of the World”, as it is best known for the Walt Disney World Resort. Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, Gatorland, and Wet ‘n Wild Water Park.

The city’s famous attractions form the backbone of Orlando’s tourism industry, making the city the most visited American city in 2009. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions. Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980s and well into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second-largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment.

The geography of Orlando is mostly wetlands, consisting of many lakes and swamps. The terrain is generally flat, making the land fairly low and wet.The area is dotted with hundreds of lakes, the largest of which is Lake Apopka. Central Florida’s bedrock is mostly limestone and very porous.

Since Greater Orlando has many neighborhoods and communities that make up Orlando you should contact a licensed real estate agent to determine which Orlando neighborhood is right for you and your family. Contact Rene Wagner Licensed Real Estate Agent to find your perfect Orlando home.

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