Sunday, November 19, 2017

Teach In Florida

Florida's Central Region

Orlando

What ultimately sets the metropolitan Orlando area apart is its remarkable quality of life. A warm sunny climate, professional sports, outdoor recreational activities, cultural events, world-famous attractions, nearby beaches and much more are available year-round to residents. Orlando also boasts innovative public and private schools, an internationally renowned healthcare system, a variety of residential neighborhoods, and a full calendar of cultural events. With a population of 1.7 million, Metro Orlando is projected to be among the nation's fastest-growing regions throughout this decade. Strategically positioned in the center of Florida and the Americas, the region consists of 2.6 million acres and five counties: Orange County, Marion County, Seminole County, Lake County and Osceola County.

Housing:
Order the Orlando Relocation Guide for information on Orlando real estate, rental, and other community information.  Additional relocation information from the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Education:
The exceptional quality of technology research and training at Central Florida colleges and universities is increasingly recognized as an extraordinary community asset. Working in tandem, the University of Central Florida in Orlando and the University of South Florida in Tampa anchor Florida's High Tech Corridor, providing undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral program options in specialties ranging from microelectronics to biomedicine. In addition to the multitude of specialized high tech curriculums, graduate degrees in business administration and law are also available through Orlando universities. Universities and colleges in the Orlando area include University of Central Florida, DeVry Institute of Technology, University of Phoenix, Rollins College, and Central Florida Higher Education Alliance. Community colleges and technical schools include Valencia Community College, Seminole Community College, and Technical Education Center of Osceola.
List of Orange County Public Schools

Cultural Opportunities:

Cypress Gardens, Bok Tower Gardens, A World of Orchids, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Orlando Science Center, Harry P. Leu Gardens, Albin Plasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Orlando Museum of Art, Audubon of Florida National Center for Birds of Prey, Brevard Zoo, Central Florida Zoological Park, Citrus Tower. Orlando is also home to some of the world’s marquee theme parks, including The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Pleasure Island, Wet n’ Wild, Typhoon Lagoon, and Blizzard Beach.

 Ocala

Best known for its rolling hills, towering oaks, and magnificent horse farms, Ocala in Marion County, “The Heart of Florida,” also known as the “Horse Capital of the World” offers a unique blend of old-South charm and 21st-century sophistication.

 

Marion County consists of five cities each with its own charm, history and lifestyle.  These are Belleview, Dunnellon, Mc Intosh, Reddick and the largest Ocala.

 

Natural beauty abounds year-round with vibrant flowers, lush woodlands, green fields and horse farms.  Crystal-clear springs feed dozens of lakes and winding rivers to offer endless opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, diving, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling and swimming.  The vast Ocala National Forest is enjoyed by explorers, hikers, horseback riders, campers, hunters, and naturalists alike.

 

Some of Florida’s most notable golf courses are here in Marion County, as well as outstanding tennis, spas, festivals and health club facilities.  No matter where your interest lie, living in Ocala/Marion County will prove to be an exciting experience…yet always provide a warm, friendly community to call home.  To learn more about the Ocala/Marion County community visit www.ocalamarion.com. 

 

Housing:

The median price for a home in Ocala is $200,000.  The average price for a one bedroom apartment is $650.00, two bedrooms $750.00, and three bedrooms $800.00.  Many retirees have relocated to Marion County to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in The Villages, Top of the World, or Spruce Creek to name a few retirement villages.   For housing assistance contact Marion County Realtors Association for a list of real estate agents, Marion County Chamber of Commerce for a listing of apartment complexes and Builders Association for a list of local builders.

 

Education:

Marion County Public Schools aspires to “Lead the State in Raising Student Performance”.  To learn more about our school system and the indvidual schools, visit www.marion.k12.fl.us

 

Cultural Opportunities:

Ocala's artistic regional landmark, Appleton Museum of Art, provides a vast permanent collection as well as three seasons of traveling exhibitions each year.  Other museums and entertainment centers include Florida Carriage Museum & resort, Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' & Owners Association Gallery, Brick City Center for the Arts, Silver Springs, Natures Theme Park, Historic District, Silver River State Park, Webber Center and Windmill Galleries.  A cultural jewel, Ocala Civic Theatre, the second largest in the state, is a great way to top off an elegant evening of fine dining.  Many annual festivals and seasonal events provide fun for people of all ages, and the concert series at Silver Springs Natures Theme Park brings world-class musical talent to our hometown stage.  Other cultural offerings are provided by Marion Performing Ballet, Ocala Piano Conservatory, and Central Florida Symphony. 

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