Orlando is served by Orange County Public Schools, a district that consists of over 150 elementary schools, 40 middle schools, and 37 high schools. There are also over 286 private and charter schools available to choose from. The University of Central Florida, the largest university in the state, has a student body of 66,000 studying in over 200 degree programs and boasts that 44% of its students graduate debt-free.
Orange County Public Schools
University of Central Florida
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The Orlando Regional Medical Center is an 808-bed facility in downtown Orlando and has been providing medical care to central Floridians for over 100 years. It’s the region’s only Level One Trauma Center, equipped to handle any minor or major emergency 24/7. Florida Hospital Orlando is a not-for-profit facility with 2,247 beds that treats more patients than any other hospital in the United States.
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Florida Hospital Orlando
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Orlando Real Estate
The median home value in Orlando is only $157,600, about 15 percent less expensive than the United States average, and just over 16% of homes are unoccupied. However, there are more renters than average in Orlando – over 50% of the population chooses renting over owning. The typical rent for a two-bedroom apartment is about $1,100.
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You can expect a hot tourist destination like Orlando to have quality lodging. The downtown Eo Inn, located in a restored 1920s building, features stylish, modern décor, plush bedding, free wi-fi throughout the hotel, and a rooftop terrace with a Jacuzzi. The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne consists of four historic buildings from different eras that each provide a luxurious and comfortable experience. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail hour in the lounge at night and a continental breakfast in the morning.
The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne (Yelp)
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Kres Chophouse, deemed the best restaurant downtown and Orlando’s best steakhouse by USA Today, is set in a 1930s landmark building and serves fresh Florida coastal fish and delicious, house-aged cuts of meat along with an extensive wine and cocktail list. Not much of a carnivore? The Dandelion Communitea Café has local, organic, vegetarian dishes like kimchi melts with cashew tempeh and sweet potato burritos, all made with love and served with a cup of tea or a local beer.
Dandelion Communitea Café
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