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Retiring in Central Florida

Central Florida includes the counties of Orange, Osceola, Seminole & Volusia

Orlando is known as "The City Beautiful" because of its lush, green landscape and numerous lakes. Located in the center of Florida, it is a wonderful place to live, work, play, raise a family or retire. In 2000 Orlando’s population was 185,915. The population is projected to rise to 196,863 by 2005.

The Orlando International and Sanford Airports serve as the main transportation hubs for the region. The tourism industry is an economic mainstay with such attractions as Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and other venues such as The Arabian Knights dinner show. With companies such as Lockheed Martin, the High Tech Industry is also being drawn to the Metro Orlando area along with international business, film and television, arts, culture and sports and health care.

The City of Orlando has 83 public parks, totaling 2,150 acres of developed open space, recreation areas, picnic areas, bikeways and playgrounds. There are also 8 Special Facilities, 2 Senior Centers and 18 Recreation Sites/Centers within its boundaries. It only takes one hour to arrive at Atlantic beaches and 2 hours to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Disney World & Florida’s Entertainment Capital

  • Served by 7 hospitals
  • Over 25 golf courses in area, including two PGA courses
  • Home to Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Opera Company and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Center of Florida’s tourism industry and host city for Disney World
  • Orlando Scottish Festival and Highland Games
  • University of Central Florida
  • Regional transportation hub with Orlando International Airport
  • Annual Light Up Orlando holiday festival

Retirement Communites Near Orlando Florida

Click to find Central Florida retirement communities in the Orlando Retirement area.

Sanford / Seminole County

Altamonte Springs, Maitland & Apopka

  • Near to Orlando area with lower cost of living
  • Served by 3 hospitals
  • Apopka ‘Fern capital of the U.S.’
  • Annual Maitland Spring Art and Fine Crafts Festival

Retirement Communites Near Sanford/Seminole County Florida

Click to find Central Florida retirement communities in the Sanford Retirement and Seminole County Retirement area.