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Cities in the Spotlight: Orlando

Orlando could be a good destination if you like sun and amusement parks.

Orlando could be a good destination if you like sun and amusement parks.

Florida is always a great destination for those who enjoy the warm weather and a quick ride to beaches and other outdoor activities. If a person is considering where in the Sunshine State to send their moving company, a trip to Orlando could be a good idea, as there is always something to do in the area.

The city has more than 243,000 people and is one of the largest cities in Florida. It is a part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan statistical area.

Orlando's weather is typical for Florida, and could be a great choice if you love spending time outdoors, or just don't like dealing with the cold. While not as warm as places like Miami, the high in the summer averages 92 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Additionally, the low temperature only drops to an average of 49 degrees in January, but the days are still rather warm.

The city provides multiple education options, such as the University of Central Florida. While Florida A&M University is located in the state's capital of Tallahassee, its law school is in Orlando. There are also two state colleges, Seminole State College of Florida, as well as Valencia College. Full Sail University is also located in nearby Winter Park.

There are many sights in the area, and Florida's Atlantic coast is a little more than one hour away. For those who like beaches, this may not be a bad idea. Another destination that is only one hour away is Cape Canaveral, the home of the Kennedy Space Center. Space and science buffs could make a day trip out of this area.

Activities, events abound in Orlando
Another aspect of the city that may attract you to the area is the wide array of amusement parks in the city. This includes Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Resort. These venues attract millions per year, and could be great places to visit with kids.

The city also has multiple sports teams. The National Basketball Association's Magic are the only professional option in the city, but the city is only a 90-minute drive to Tampa, where the National Football League's Buccaneers and Major League Baseball's Rays play. In Orlando, you can also go see UCF's many NCAA teams, which compete in NCAA Division I.