In honor of World Food Day on Oct. 16, WalletHub crunched the numbers to determine the best and cheapest foodie scenes among the 150 largest cities. We compared the cities across 21 key metrics, ranging from “cost of groceries” to “prevalence of affordable restaurants rated at least 4.5 stars” to “number of food festivals per capita.”Read More
Everyone likes to have fun. But we all prefer our personal brand of a good time. Some of us like going to bars and clubs, trying new restaurants, watching movies or playing outdoor sports. Others enjoy riding roller coasters, gambling, or catching and training Pokémon.Read More
Florida's housing market is experiencing tight supply and pent-up demand. That's affecting the pace of sales and putting pressure on statewide median prices. Florida's economic growth, rising jobs outlook and acclaimed quality of life continue to draw new residents eager to call the Sunshine State home.Read More
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.Read More
Central Florida home prices are up by 6.9 percent compared with May 2015. Orlando-area home prices also saw a month-over-month growth, increasing by 1 percent over April. Statewide, Florida ranked No. 6 in year-over-year home price increase at 7.3 percent. Oregon and Washington came in at No. 1 and 2 at 11 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively.Read More
Orlando, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Las Vegas widely remain the most popular destinations this summer. New resorts are drawing repeat visitors back to traditional destinations, and these new experiences have resonated with travelers.Read More
Florida's housing market is growing at a more moderate pace. New listings for existing single-family homes rose 5.8 percent compared to a year ago, while new listings for townhouse-condo properties rose 4.3 percent. While a tight housing supply is having an impact in many areas, still-low mortgage rates, increased jobs and economic growth will continue to boost housing demand.Read More
Orlando’s inventory of available homes is 11 percent below where it was this time last year and continues to impact both sales and price. Regardless, we are seeing a small trend of increasing sales that illustrates buyer enthusiasm for our current historically low interest rates and steadily rising values.Read More
Orlando once again landed the top spot in the U.S. for staycations, according to WalletHub. That's great news for those who are among the nearly 66 percent of Americans not planning to take a vacation this year, WalletHub reported.Read More
The new survey is the Best Markets Top Ten List for Real Estate Investing for Quarter 1, 2016, which has been published by HomeVestors and Local Market Monitor. Throw in the fact that Orlando is the top tourist center in the United States, with the world’s top theme parks, including Walt Disney World® resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Legoland Florida and SeaWorld Orlando drawing in more than 66 million people a year, then it a winning argument.Read More
The all-time high, announced by tourism body VisitOrlando, represents a 5.5% rise over 2014 and again means that Orlando is the number one US visitor destination. A major contributor to the increase is the fact that passenger number at Orlando International Airport rose by more than 72%, reaching 38.8million in 2015.Read More
The buoyant activity of the residential housing market, combined with a strong and vibrant local economy continues to enhance the worldwide appeal of Orlando, very evident in the continued high level of international interest and investment to secure funds in the safe-haven of Central Florida.Read More
Gallup has ranked the Orlando metro area No. 1 in the nation for highest rate of job creation in 2015. Orlando has been in the top five for Gallup’s ranking, but this is the first No. 1 ranking in recent years. Gallup noted that Orlando and Las Vegas, which rely heavily on tourism to support their economies, are among the stronger U.S. job markets, “perhaps reflecting higher consumer confidence and consumer spending compared with the immediate post-recession years.”Read More
Orlando is growing a staggering rate, not only in tourism but also in other industries such as aerospace, media research, medical appliances, digital media, defense and in many other areas. It really is offering great security and potential for growth.Read More
The new restaurant features eight kitchens to prepare traditional McDonald's meals like Big Macs and golden fries, but also new ones from a "create your taste" concept being tested in Florida McDonald's. The concept allows guests to customize their order of burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, pasta, waffles and omelets, and then see it be made right in front of them.Read More
Orlando added more jobs than any other metropolitan statistical area in the country in 2015, with 52,200 jobs created in the 12 months ending December 2015, according to revised data released by the U.S. Department of Labor.Read More
The Orlando median home price has now experienced year-over-year increases for the past 55 consecutive months; as of February the median price is 60.17 percent higher than it was in July 2011. In addition, the current median price of $185,000 (also the median price in December 2015) is at its highest value since August 2008, when the median price was $200,000.Read More
The Grove Resort & Spa is a retreat for those who seek to escape the ordinary and are looking to experience a reality infused with magic and wonder.
The resort has released a number of limited units available at pre-sale pricing across 4 distinct floor plans, ranging in size from 2 bed / 2 bath / 1,265 Sq.Ft priced at $264,900 to the largest units, 3 bed / 3 bath / 1,544 Sq.Ft at $309,900.Read More
Orlando is king for family-friendly resorts. So say the readers of TripAdvisor, who made their choices for best family hotels and resorts in the website's Travelers Choice Awards this month.
The No. 1 choice was Floridays Resort Orlando, on International Drive just outside Walt Disney World. The average rate, according to the website, is $214 a night. The hotel features two- and three-bedroom suites with kitchens and living areas plus two on-site swimming pools, one with a play area adorned with fountains and spray features.Read More