Orlando Florida Real Estate
Orlando (/rlændo/) is a city in the central region of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Orange County, and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. According to the 2010 US Census, the city had a population of 238,300, making Orlando the 79th largest city in the United States. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411, making it the 26th largest metro area in the United States, the sixth largest metro area in the Southeastern United States, and the third largest metro area in Florida. Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida, and the state’s largest inland city.
Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. The city is best known for the Walt Disney World Resort (located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando in Lake Buena Vista), founded by the Walt Disney Company in 1971, and for the Universal Orlando Resort (which consists of two parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, as well as other attractions, including City Walk). Orlando is also home to the SeaWorld theme park, Gatorland, as well as Wet ‘n Wild Water Park. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive. The city’s famous attractions form the backbone of Orlando’s tourism industry, making the city the most visited American city in 2009. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions. Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980s and well into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second largest university in the United States in terms of enrollment (as of 2011).
Orlando attracts over 51 million tourists a year (3.6 million of them are international tourists). Its airport, the Orlando International Airport (MCO), is the thirteenth busiest airport in the United States, and the 29th busiest in the world. Please go to www.visitorlando.com for places to stay, things to do, discount & tickets, calendar of events, plan your trip and trip ideas.
The geography of Orlando is mostly wetlands, consisting of many lakes and swamps. There are 115 neighborhoods within the city limits of Orlando and many unincorporated communities served by both Orange County and the City of Orlando. Orlando’s climate is transitional, with many characteristics of a tropical climate, but is situated on the southern fringe of the humid subtropical climate zone.
The heart of the growing Lake Nona development, Medical City in Orlando is shaping up to be just what its visionaries hoped: one of the nation’s leading bioscience clusters. Major medical institutions- Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, University of Central Florida college of Medicine, Burnett Biomedical Sciences Building which houses MD Anderson Orlando Cancer Research Institute opened in 2009 and 2010. This year 2012, as three major medical institutions open, the complex will take a giant step in that direction. The University of Florida Research and Academic Center will open in Summer, followed by the Orlando Veterans affairs Medical Center and Nemours Children’s Hospital in the fall.
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