Moving from Denver, CO to Orlando, FL

Leaving the Mile High City for Orlando city life

If you’re ready to trade in your high-altitude location and move from Denver to Orlando, there will also be some changes to the climate and city life. It helps to know what to expect as you prepare for life in the Sunshine State. 

Expect similar temperatures only in July

Denver is a sunny city, averaging around 300 days of sunshine each year, with an average high temperature of 89 degrees in July. In July, Orlando’s warm, bright summers average only a little higher at 91 degrees. But the other seasons won’t feel so similar. After moving, you’ll likely give up the heavy coat you needed in Colorado since the average winter low in Orlando is a mild 52 degrees.

Trading snow skis for water skis

If you loved snow skiing in Colorado, you might want to try your legs at skiing in Florida – only this time, you’ll need a life vest instead of a snowsuit. Centrally located, Orlando is only 1 – 2 hours away from the closest beaches where water sport is popular. If you want a quieter day, grab a picnic basket or a hammock to enjoy one of Orlando’s 150+ parks, gardens or playgrounds. For louder action, visit one of the city’s many theme parks, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.

Find hospitality jobs in Orlando

Though the unemployment rate in Orlando is slightly higher than in Denver, according to U.S News and World Report, jobs are available in the hospitality industry with two of the city’s major employers, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando. Other top employers in the area include: 

  • AdventHealth 
  • JetBlue Airways 
  • Orlando Health 
  • Orlando International Airport 
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc. 
  • University of Central Florida 

Ready to make your move to the Sunshine State?

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