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Many come for the famed theme parks but stay for the sunny days. And the endless entertainment. And the thriving health care industry. Whatever the reason, Orlando has a way of working its magic on people. Just ask the 2 million residents who decided that a vacation here wasn’t enough. To find out what makes life so alluring in this Central Florida city, we culled the vital stats and caught up with a few of the area’s savviest locals. Thinking about relocating to O-Town? Read on. 

City Profile
• With a population of 2.1 million, Greater Orlando consists of four counties: Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole. 
• The average high in May is 88 degrees.
• The median age of Greater Orlando residents is 37.6.
• As of February, the median home price was $133,000.
•With more than 55 million guests in 2012, Greater Orlando is the country’s most visited destination. 
Voices of Orlando
“Orlando is home to many Hard Rock venues, including our cafe, an amazing hotel, a bustling Hard Rock Live, and the company’s corporate office. This city is known to be a family destination and a convention hub, but we also have a vibrant music and nightlife scene, hosting everyone from local bands to musical superstars. At Hard Rock, we specialize in travel and hospitality. Being in Orlando, we’re arguably in the epicenter of the world for both.”
—Hamish Dodds
President & CEO
Hard Rock International
“The Florida Hospital system is comprised of 22 facilities in the state, and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the country. Orlando is an emerging hub of medical research and innovation, and world-class physicians are drawn here because the community invests heavily in medicine and science. Orlando and Central Florida are becoming attractive areas to relocate to, even over traditional industry hubs. The cost of living is lower, the weather is moderate, and it’s easily accessible to national and international destinations.” 
—David Banks
CEO, Florida Hospital Orlando
“SeaWorld is about making connections to the natural world. It’s a place you never get tired of because there are so many different elements, from incredible shows to thrilling rides and amazing animal attractions. And although Orlando revolves around the theme park industry, there’s more to it than that. The culture, arts, and business communities are growing at a fast pace, especially in the medical field.” 
—Terry Prather
Park President
SeaWorld, Aquatica, and 
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