We will be winding up with the middle east where my husband and I have worked for the past 15 years and plan to move to a warm part of USA. I am 48 and my husband 52 so we plan to work for a few years more and then retire. Do you think we would get jobs there - he is a CPA and I am an office manager? we already have a fully paid up home in Orlando. Thanks to every one who answers. 10 points to the most detailed answer.
Since you already have a home there, it may well be your best choice. however, salaries tend to be lower in the Orlando area than in other metropolitan areas. I would suggest doing a thorough job search and check salaries before deciding. If you can rent your Orlando home out, you might be better off in an area with higher salaries.
When I went there it was full of drunken Brits who were acting aggresively, shouting, intimidating people, and urinating on the street in front of families with kids, and threatening anyone who protested. Nobody did anything about it because everyone loves Brits!
There is always traffic, noisy, tourists. Go outside mouse area. good luck.
Probably. There is no shortage of work for CPA's most anywhere. Office manager jobs are a bit harder to come by but not impossible. They may pay lower than other parts of the country.
Since you have a home here, I presume you are familiar with the area. right now real estate is very depressed and that can be an advantage for you - especially if you plant to continue working. Since you already own a home, you might want to consider to rent it out and buy a bargain elsewhere in the city to live in. this is especially true if the area where your current home is very distressed. (and there are lots of distressed areas) Selling your current home right now is probably not a good move. and if your home is in the right place, the neighborhood is doing well and it suits you then by all means move into it and be happy.
In general Central FL has a lot to offer - the beach is just an hour away, the theme Parks are especially handy with an annual pass - You can visit often for short periods or just for dinner and not when its too hot or very crowded. There is a vibrant local arts community, but in this economy that segment is struggling. There is not much in the way of museums for a population this size but there are several small but world class offerings. this is a young town compared to most of Florida. Between UCF, Valencia, full Sail, Rollins, Barry, and FAMU law and other colleges there are over 100,000 college students in Orange County.
The area is sprawling and public transportation poor. the new governor has killed all funding for planned commuter rail and high speed rail, so that will not happen. So getting around town is and will always be worsening traffic and high tolls. the best way to manage that is to live near where you work, shop, and play because there are no other options except dedicating 2-3 hours of your life to sitting in a car every day.