Why People Love to Live in Central Florida

Cahill Homes sells several homes each year to people from the north. The reason is simple: these homeowners have had it with the cold. They want a warmer climate, and Florida fits the bill.

But some hesitate.

When they think of Central Florida, they think about Disney. Often, it’s all they can think of. But Central Florida is so much more than its amusement parks, as any local will readily tell you.

People love this place. Here’s why.

There are beaches in either direction. To the west, there are crystal-blue waters as clear as swimming pools; to the east are the beaches that locals love to visit—New Smyrna Beach, areas of Cocoa Beach, and other pockets of the Atlantic Ocean, which releases more tumultuous waves than the calmer west coast.

The climate is exceptional. You can swim in a pool almost year-round. And though it’s hot at times, you have those beaches sweetly beckoning from all sides.

Winter Park. Park Avenue in Winter Park is a stunning lane that mixes great modern restaurants and shopping with 100-year-old oak trees and an area that was the very first “planned community” in Florida in 1881.

Theater. Orlando has a fantastic set of great theaters and others venues for performing arts, from the cozy local Winter Garden Theatre to the larger-scale Bob Carr Theater, to the incredible, brand-new Dr. Phillips Center downtown.

Dr. Phillips Center | Cahill Homes

National parks. Wekiva Springs, Rock Springs, Blue Springs, De Leon Springs … Basically, there are lots of amazing springs around Central Florida, and they all make for perfect escapes from the beating sun. They are cool havens away from all the crowds and tourists.

Restaurant Row on Sand Lake. Some of the best dining in the country is on Restaurant Row, all within one mile of each other.

Sports. The Braves hold their spring training here (at the time of this article), at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports; the Tigers hold theirs in Lakeland. Orlando is also home to the Orlando Magic (NBA), who play in the still-new, incredible Amway Center. The city also boasts the newest MLS team in the Orlando City Lions, who saw 60,000 people watch their first professional game.

And more. For the younger crowd, downtown has a thriving nightlife. To the north, Sanford is a great location for antique stores and simply good restaurants. Lake Eola is a spot of rustic beauty even as it sits beside the tallest buildings in the city. And more and more and more.


There is so much more to Central Florida than theme parks. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look!



  • Sep. 16, 2015
  • Category: Blog