Orlando big growth city beyond theme parks

Jeff's avatar

Not news, exactly, but there's an interesting story about how Orlando is easily the biggest growth city in Florida. Not surprising to me, because as I was looking for places to move to, Orlando ranked very highly in terms of technology jobs.

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delan's avatar

Yeah, there are tons of tech companies in Orlando. . . much more that I thought before moving here. Between L-3, Siemens, Lockheed et al, if things go south (at my current job) the prospects are not so dismal. I just wish the real estate market didnt tank as much. I lost a good 50k from the value of my house. If just waited two years. I could have gotten my place for half the price.

Jeff's avatar

Seattle is like that too, though it's crazy expensive to begin with. Million dollar homes for half price seems like a bargain. No shortage of jobs either. Extreme shortage of roller coasters.

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You would think a city like Seattle would have a nice amuesment park but I am guessing that the weather is the reason they would not be able to operate one?

Collin Aynes

Jeff's avatar

I doubt it. It doesn't rain from June to September. Wild Waves seems to do OK, but it has had a revolving door of owners, so I suppose that accounts for the lack of investment.

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Seattle is seriously underserved in the amusement park arena, although the Puyallup Fair does help.

Climate-wise, yeah, there's really no reason. The reputation for being wet is overstated. Moderate is the word that comes to mind (unlike, say, the humidity of Orlando).

"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

I live in Orlando and love it! There is so much to do!

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