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Day in the Life: Moving to Orlando, Florida

January 9, 2017
Downtown Orlando buildings

There is no shortage of things to do in Orlando, Florida. In fact, the popular vacation destination is home to over a dozen theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld®, Legoland® and that one with the mouse.

But as any Orlando resident can attest, life in and around this vibrant city doesn’t have to revolve around tourist attractions. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and recreation opportunities geared toward area residents. Here’s a glimpse at what a typical Saturday might look like for those fortunate enough to call O-Town (and surrounding cities, like Apopka, Clermont, Ocoee and Kissimmee) home.

9:00 A.M. Enjoy an egg-cellent breakfast

Start your day at Keke’s Breakfast Café, boasting a bold and flavorful menu designed to tempt the taste buds. Whether you’re craving classic breakfast fare, like scrambled eggs or buttermilk pancakes, or something more adventurous, such as banana split waffles or piña colada-stuffed French toast, this popular breakfast spot is a great place to gather with family and friends.


11:30 A.M. – Grab some groceries

Publix® Super Markets is the “largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the US,” according to Forbes. Known for its bright lighting, easy-to-navigate aisles and extensive product offerings, Publix is a popular grocery chain in the South. Stop by your nearest location and stock up on groceries for the week. Oh, and be sure to order a delicious deli sub for lunch—we promise you won’t regret it!


2:00 P.M. Swing by the mall

The Mall at Millenia offers an extraordinary shopping experience, with a robust directory of over 150 popular stores. Bloomingdale’s, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma… All present and accounted for! And let’s not even get started on the myriad restaurants, which include BRIO Tuscan Grille, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and The Cheesecake Factory®. Warning: Once you shop at this impressive location, other malls may pale in comparison.

5:00 P.M. Head home for dinner al fresco

It’s Florida, which means that the temperatures are pretty mild year round. So why not invite some friends over to enjoy a delicious dinner on the relaxing covered patio of your dream home? After all, this is what life in the Sunshine State is all about!

Orlando, Florida Patio

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