Considering a Move to Florida? Cocoa or Orlando is the Way to Go!
August 8th, 2022
Horizon Mini Storage sits conveniently near Port St. John on Curtis Blvd. in Cocoa, Florida. Just an hour away is Orlando, Florida, Horizon Mini Storage has put together things to know about living in Orlando! If you are considering a move or a vacation check this out. You will be surprised how much more Florida has to offer than beaches and Mickey Mouse!
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One of the highest volume tourist destinations in the US is Orlando, Florida. Endless possibilities for those in the hospitality and tourism industries thanks to restaurants, hotels, and of course The Walt Disney Company. Healthcare, technology, and entertainment companies are almost always hiring as well! This makes Orlando, Florida one of the hottest job markets in the US.
Providing easy access to the city’s most popular areas is I-4, driving is standardly preferred for most residents. The SunRail train system, which transports commuters between four different counties and is a great option for those without a vehicle of their own. With two airports in Orlando it is extremely convenient for those who need to travel for work or a weekend getaway.
If you are a student or would like to be a student take advantage of Orlando’s highly rated colleges and universities. With several schools to choose from and a wide variety of majors there is something for everyone. If you are searching for a large campus experience University of Central Florida is the place to be! Looking for a smaller school? Rollins College offers a 10:1 student ratio. For a two year program consider Valencia College and for a degree in a healthcare field check out AdventHealth University.
Like Cocoa, Florida warm sunny days can be found in Orlando as one of the top attractions. Even with a little more than 50 inches of rain each year Florida is known as the sunshine state - mostly because rain comes in short bursts that result in a lovely landscape. When considering moving to the area it is a good idea to get familiar with how to prepare for a hurricane.
Loaded with teams to keep any sports fan entertained all year Orlando is the place for you! Basketball, hockey, soccer, college teams, and of course football are just a few of the games you can watch and possibly play while in Florida.
Calling all Golfers
Florida is the place for sharpening your golf skill! If you need to gain some confidence there are lessons to enroll in at the Brad Brewer Golf Academy. Enjoy scenic courses at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, or for the best all around experience head to Orange County National Golf Center & Lounge.
If you need a more thrilling experience you know Walt Disney World is here in Orlando! Disney World features six separate parks with several amenities for adults and children of all ages. Universal Orlando Resort offers interactive shows, delicious restaurants and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Looking for something more refreshing? Go boating, water skiing, or wakeboarding at the Orlando Watersports Complex. Bumper cars, go karts, roller coasters, and kiddie rides can be found at Fun Spot America, an old-school amusement park.
Theme parks have an exhilarating feel you cannot get many places, if you are looking for an outdoorsy day there are several attractions to choose from. 50 acres of garden, citrus graves, and endangered plants can be seen at Bok Tower Gardens. Boggy Creek Airboat Adventure offers a cruise through the swamps up to 40mph! The Giraffe Ranch will let you get up close and personal with the world’s tallest animals. Try out the zip lines at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park.
For the Foodies
Orlando's culinary scene has it all, from incredible breakfast locations to ideal date night destinations. Saturday morning, start your day off with Keke's Breakfast Cafe's Turtle Stuffed French Toast or Eggs Florentine. Lineage Coffee Roasting specializes in high-end lattes, cold brews, and unique roasts from across the world. NYPD Pizza serves up delicious slices of The Sicilian or Pop's Pesto Pie to grab lunch on the go.Take your partner on a date to Tabla Cuisine, a beautiful restaurant with Indian-inspired dishes that incorporate Thai and Chinese influences. At Cafe Tu Tu Tango, experience a unique encounter with roaming artists, dancers, and colorful tapas-style plates. Alternatively, go for a frozen treat at Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream, a tiny store in Orlando that offers unusual flavors like Jamocha Almond Fudge and Alligator Tracks.
Night on the Town
If you want to get your drink on and have a great time, Orlando, Florida is the place for you! Gilt Nightclub is one of the best places to go if you're looking to dance the night away. With ten bars and two different dance floors, there's no shortage of fun at this club. Or, visit La Carambola Night Club for a Latin-themed experience complete with delicious cocktails and karaoke. If you're just looking for a relaxed bar atmosphere where you can hang out with friends, SideBar Orlando, Florida is perfect for that too - they even have traditional bar games! If you're looking for creative cocktails, Courtesy is the bar for you. This speakeasy-style joint is the entrance to Aku Aku Tiki Bar, where you can order rum drinks with an island twist. If you're in the mood for something more classic, stop by the Hideaway Bar – they've got great prices and delicious bar food.
Florida is the perfect place to vacation or reside if you are thinking about moving. We are partial to Cocoa and Orlando Florida ourselves. Whether you are new to the area or moving to a different part of town Horizon Mini Storage can help if you are in need of short or long term storage. Simply rent online today.