Orlando No. 1 On 2016 Best Cities For Recreation List

All that investment into public spaces and recreational areas paid off for the City Beautiful, as a new study by WalletHub ranks us No. 1 among the 2016 Best Cities for Recreation.

Because July is National Park & Recreation Month — who knew? — WalletHub decided to take a look at which metro areas are doing the best as far as investment in their recreation and public spaces by comparing the 100 largest U.S. cities across 35 key metrics, ranging from park land acreage to the cost of movie tickets.

Orlando ranked No. 1 among WalletHub's 2016 Best Cities for Recreation.

Orlando came in at No. 1, followed by Tampa; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Cincinnati; and Las Vegas.

Here's how Orlando rated in some of the measured categories:

  • 24th: Spending on parks per capita
  • 55th: Acres of park land per capita
  • 10th: Number of bike rental facilities per capita
  • 3rd: Number of music venues per capita
  • 10th: Number of swimming pools per capita
  • 1st: Number of beer gardens per 100,000 residents
  • 1st: Number of fishing spots per 100,000 residents
  • 1st: Number of boat tours and water sports per 100,000 residents

Check out the full rankings here.

Source: WalletHub


Garry Walmsley

The perfect blend of British personality and American drive, Garry brings his genuine, detailed and competitive approach to the World's #1 Vacation Destination. Born in Hampshire, Garry thrived in School and Sports, spending many of his younger years traveling around the golf courses of the United Kingdom prior to turning professional in 1989. After what he describes as a "less than desired outcome" for this results orientated individual, he turned to the Golf Industry where he learned many of the traits that he acknowledges in his success today. It was during this time that he made his move to Orlando, which he has called "home" since 2000. Garry believes that his clients are the most important part of his business. He knows that dealing with property means that he's really dealing with people. He combines a determination to fulfill their goals with the ability to hear what they say. The aim is always to develop long-term relationships and offer an honest and transparent real estate service to best serve the interests of those he represents. Garry has proven that his exceptional service and attention to each and every one of his clients is the recipe to his success. Working with Global Real Estate Services, a dynamic organization with a forward thinking outlook, Garry is able to provide his clients with a full-service Real Estate experience, safe in the knowledge that this company with a 21 year history, is the leader in Vacation Home Rentals, Management and Sales. Credentials; - Licensed REALTOR® - Member of National Association of REALTORS® - Member of Florida Association REALTORS® - Member of Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association