Moving from Boston, MA, to Orlando, FL
Are You Moving from Boston, MA, to Orlando, FL?
If year-round sunshine, affordable housing, low taxes, and access to a variety of theme parks, golf courses, and recreational activities sound appealing, then start packing! Orlando is the place for you! Located in Central Florida, Orlando offers a lifestyle, climate and culture in sharp contrast to the harsh winters and high cost of living you’ve come to know in Boston. It’s no wonder that Orlando ranks as the fourth most popular city in the country. The more you learn about what Orlando has to offer you and your family, the sooner you will realize why “The City Beautiful" should be your beautiful new home.
What Can Orlando offer that Boston Can't?
The information below will help you realize why moving to Orlando could be the best move for you and your family.
Climate – You can shove your winter coat to the back of the closet and trade in your snow skis for water skis! It’s unlikely that you will ever see a snowflake in Orlando, Florida. Instead, you can enjoy the year-round warmth and sunny skies for which Florida is famous. During summer, which lasts from May until late September, high temperatures average near 90. October until May brings somewhat cooler temperatures. The average daytime high in January is 70 degrees, compared to an average high of 30 degrees in Boston. Welcome to the Sunshine State!
Education – Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is the public school district for Orlando. OCPS has 178 regular-attendance schools consisting of 125 elementary, 34 middle and 19 high schools. In addition, the district has an adult education system, four dedicated special education schools, a hospital/homebound program, and dozens of alternative education centers, including charter schools. A number of private schools are also located in the area. The University of Central Florida is located in Orlando, as is the Florida A&M University College of Law. OCPS offers such variety of educational options, you are sure to find a school that suits your children’s educational needs.
Entertainment – In addition to the kind of year-round outdoor activities common to Florida - golf, tennis, water sports, recreational parks - Orlando offers a smorgasbord of theme parks, water parks, shopping malls and dining. Orlando is also home to a substantial theater population. The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre hosts national Broadway tours, and The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival draws touring companies from around the world. As home to The Florida Mall, one of the largest malls in the USA with more than 250 stores, and The Mall at Millenia, a contemporary upscale shopping mall, Orlando is known as a shopping Mecca. Whether you’re visiting a local theme park, honing your golf game, taking in a play at a local theatre, or getting some sun beside your backyard swimming pool, you will always find something entertaining to do in Orlando.
Economy – Though best known as home to the Walt Disney World Resort and as a major tourist destination, Orlando’s economy is quite diverse. Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center and home to the seventh largest research park in the country, which is the center for the nation’s military simulation and training. Lockheed-Martin has a large manufacturing facility in the area for missile systems, aeronautical craft and related high tech research. Other notable engineering firms have offices or labs in Metro Orlando. Orlando is also the home base of Darden Restaurants, the largest operator of restaurants in the world. The film, television, and electronic gaming industries is another important sector of the Orlando economy.
Welcome to Fabulous Orlando!
Whether you’re moving from Boston to Orlando to pursue a new career opportunity, enjoy Florida’s more affordable lifestyle and lower tax rates, or because you have had your fill of New England winters, you will be delighted with your new life in the Sunshine State. Moving to Orlando could be the best decision you've ever made!
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