Orlando is the third-largest city in Florida and has often been called by its nickname, “The City Beautiful.” While we believe this nickname still holds true, Orlando is now more often called by its new name, “Theme Park Capital of the World.” Clearly, attractions like Disney World and Universal Studios brings in thousands of visitors annually, but the city has much more to offer. Central Florida title insurance company, Real Estate Closing Solutions, would like to debunk several myths of the city.

  • Myth 1: It’s a City With No History: False. Beginning in 1875, Orlando was a city where visitors can tour the Fort Christmas Historical Park, which was an exact copy of the original one that was present during the Second Seminole Indian War from 1835 to 1842. Attractions like Kelly Park and Rock Springs Run gave residents and tourists a 245-acre park with hiking trails and natural springs. There was also an outdoor movie theater in Maitland for all to enjoy in the evenings.

 

  • Myth 2: There’s No Fine Dining: False. Many New Yorkers and others from up North rave about Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, often comparing it to the New York steakhouse legend Peter Luger. Moreover, Orlando has the second-largest Puerto Rican community, which brought forth many authentic, yet affordable restaurants throughout the city. Believe it or not, Orlando is also home to Victoria and Albert’s, which is an AAA five-star restaurant that requires men to wear jackets before entering.
  • Myth 3: Orlando is Just a Retirement Community: False. This is one of the most believed myths about Orlando that we just can’t seem to get rid of. In reality, the Central Florida area has over 20 colleges and universities. To go even further, only 9.4% of Orlando’s population was over 65 years old, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
  • Myth 4: The City is Unbearably Hot All the Time: False. Orlando does have its fair share of hot and humid days, but the average annual temperature is actually only around 72 degrees. The city is placed seventh on the list of hottest cities in the U.S., not first! In the cooler months of January and February, Orlando’s average temperature is in the 60s, making it a comfortable place in which to live in.

 

As you can see, Orlando is not that bad of a place to be living in. In fact, it’s one of the most exciting places to reside in as the economy and housing market are booming more than ever. From a variety of excellent dishes to recreational parks, Orlando is truly “The City Beautiful.” Central Florida title insurance company, Real Estate Closing Solutions, is here to help make your Orlando move smooth and simple. Contact us for any questions or assistance today at 407-615-8550 for our Dr. Phillips office, or 407-440-5025 for our N. Orange Avenue office.