Orlando, located right in the middle of the state, is a lot more than amusement parks and water slides. The metropolitan area has a population of more than 2 million people, but 238,300 reside in the actual Orlando city limits. It is Florida’s third largest city.
Residents are well educated, with 29% having a college degree. They are also fairly well-off with the median income for a family of four sitting right around $84,000. Although 32% of the population is made up of married couples with no children, the median age was 33 years.
Orlando’s Public School system includes 136000 students with an average of $6500.00 spent per student/per year. The tropic-like temperatures make for very warm summers and mild winters.
Today quite a bit of the economy is focused on tourism, with amusement parks of Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World all making their home in the surrounding communities.
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PadMapper makes apartment hunting less awful, almost fun. It does this by plotting the apartments on a big map, and letting you filter for exactly what you want. There are also neat overlays to help you learn about the different areas.
My goal with PadMapper is to make apartment hunting into something people no longer dread. It shouldn't have to be harder than buying a car. You shouldn't have to deal with slimy people. You shouldn't have to make big Excel spreadsheets to keep track of what you've seen and what you think. Landlords should respond to your emails, and once you move in, you should be treated well. I'm going to help make it that way.
I was looking for a place with some friends in NYC in the summer of 2008, and it ended up taking us 6 months. This was our first time, so we got scammed more than once by brokers and shady landlords.
In between scams, I sifted through thousands of Craigslist listings, and it was getting to the point where I was losing hope. It was like wading through my spam folder trying to find real emails. I'd click and read each listing, only to find out that it was in a bad location, or it looked like a slum, or there was a toilet in the kitchen, or it was too "cozy" to fit a double bed.
So, I ended up writing what became the first version of PadMapper to do most of the sifting for me and generally make the hunt better. I've used it and the iPhone app in 3 apartment hunts since then, and it has found me a place quickly each time.
I hope it helps you and your friends find a great place to live. Good luck with your hunt!
The number of markers that can be displayed onscreen at once is limited to roughly 200. Zoom in or use the filters to make sure just the ones that fit your needs are displayed.
Great apartment deals can be gone within a matter of hours. Set your filters and map area, then choose the "Get Email Alerts for this Search" option to get alerts on new listings that match.
Keyword search is a powerful tool. Put a minus sign in front of a word to exclude listings that contain it. For example, "-female" should help filter out female-only sublets. Others: -cozy, -basement
If you zoom in far enough, a bar at the bottom of the screen will let you map out the nearby grocery stores, gyms, bars, restaurants, and more. Even comes with Yelp reviews!
If there's anything that confuses you, or you see any bugs, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback really helps - user feedback is the reason PadMapper is what it is today.
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