Moving from Yonkers, NY, to Orlando, FL
Finding your place in the Sunshine State
When moving from Yonkers to Orlando, you’ll likely notice the difference in weather immediately. After all, Florida isn’t called “The Sunshine State” for nothing. In fact, average temperatures in Orlando are 52 to 91 degrees year-round, so you might want to leave your snow shovels and winter gear in New York! Of course, there are more exciting differences between these two cities, which are almost 1,100 miles apart. Keep reading to learn more about your new home city.
Is Orlando larger than Yonkers?
Yes — technically! According to the 2020 U.S. Census, Orlando is more populated, with 307,573 people living in the city limits (and over 2.5 million in the metropolitan area) compared to the 211,569 residents in Yonkers, but don’t let those numbers fool you. Given its proximity to New York City — less than 20 miles — and its population density (four times as high as Orlando), you might notice that Yonkers felt more crowded than your new city in Florida.
Live like a tourist (if you want)
Orlando is a hugely popular tourist destination, and how could it not be? With family-friendly attractions and theme parks like Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, Sea World Orlando, Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World, the city is sure to draw a crowd. Is the beach more your speed? You’ll be happy to know that Orlando is only 1-2 hours away from the closest white-sand beaches.
Working and learning in Orlando
The cost of living in Orlando is lower than in Yonkers, plus Florida has no state income tax, unlike New York. Hospitality industry jobs are popular in the city, and there are also employment opportunities in aviation, health care, technology and video game development.
There are almost 100 public schools and over 200 private schools for children, and Orlando is home to nine colleges and universities for adult learners.
Ready to make your move to the Sunshine State?
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