Orlando is home to one of the most popular attractions on Earth, Walt Disney World. But don't forget about Sea World, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, Pleasure Island, Wet 'N' Wild and many other recreational venues near Orlando homes for rent. Orlando is one of the largest tourism draws in the United States, but outside the tourism industry, there are other large economic companies that make this city their home, such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Westinghouse, Siemens, and Harris, among others.
Orlando lies in the heart of Central Florida. The area encompasses four counties (Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake), and is situated between the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico (to the west) or the Atlantic Ocean (to the east). Its suburbs include Winter Park, Conway and Pine Hills, among others. Also, if you're not a beachgoer, you'll be happy to know there are 104 named lakes within the Orlando city limits. Search Orlando rental houses, apartments for rent, condos and a variety of Orlando home rentals to suit your living needs.
"Predictable" would be a good word to describe the weather in Orlando. From May until October, the days are sunny and warm for most of the day. Around 4-5 p.m. (you can almost set your watch by it), there's usually a quick 5- to 10-minute thunderstorm that rolls through. November through April offers a nice, comfortable, sometimes cool climate with little rain. Whether you are a "snowbird" moving from the Northeast or someone looking for year-round good weather, Rentals.com can help you locate the perfect rental home, house, apartment rental or condo in Orlando.
Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second-largest university in Florida, and has the sixth largest campus in the nation. Orlando is also home to culinary schools such as Keiser University the Orlando Culinary Academy.
Orlando also is home of the NBA pro basketball team Orlando Magic, which plays in the Amway arena, and was once led by Shaquille O'Neal. Also playing at the Amway arena are the Orlando Predators, an arena football team that has won several divisional titles and Arena Bowls. Get started with your move to Orlando by searching Orlando rental houses, apartments for rent or Orlando condo rentals with Rentals.com.
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