Since you are considering moving to Orlando, it’s important to know how to get around the city.
The main method of transportation is a bustling roadway system, highlighted by the main thoroughfare, I-4. I-4 bisects the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach, and runs right through the middle of downtown Orlando.
If you want to avoid I-4 traffic—most residents do—there are plenty of toll roads that provide a quick route to anywhere you want to go. Most residents have an E-PASS device so they don’t have to stop and fish around their car for quarters.
If you’re hoping to get around using public transportation, it’s possible…but you’ll have to plan your living situation carefully. The Lynx bus service can get you to most (but not all) areas of the city, from Disney to Downtown, Altamonte Springs to Clermont. Florida’s high water table makes subway systems impossible, but the SunRail commuter train runs from DeBary to Kissimmee throughout the day.
Orlando has more than 100 neighborhoods, but there are also plenty of surrounding cities that often get lumped into the Orlando metro area. From Sanford in the north to Clermont in the west and everywhere in between, finding your next hometown will be a walk in the park.
After you’ve lived in the Orlando area for long enough, you’ll notice that just about everybody was born someplace else. This helps create a level of diversity that you don’t find in most cities.
Yes, there are plenty of Caribbean and Brazilian natives who now call Orlando home, but you’ll also meet plenty of people from throughout the country and the world. And having New Yorkers, Californians, Midwest transplants, and British expats all in one place really does remind you that “it’s a small world after all.”
Living in Orlando, you can take advantage of this multi-cultural scene in the best ways. Visit some Polish or Puerto Rican eateries, go shopping at a Vietnamese market, or take a flamenco class.
From work to play and everywhere in between, Orlando is at the top of everyone’s list.
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