Orange County is near the geographic center of the state of Florida. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was 1,145,956. The county is the fifth most populous in the state and the county seat is Orlando. Orange County is considered to be in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area. Orange County has a total area of 1003 square miles with 903 square miles being land and 100 square miles being water. Historically Orange County emerged from below the early Oligocene sea some 30 million years ago. Fossils from the pleistocene era yield a vast variety of birds and mammals including giant sloth, mammoth, came, and dire wolf which date back to more than a million years ago.
During the 1970s, eight thousand acres of Orange County were planted in citrus groves. Most of the groves were destroyed by freezing temperatures in the winters of 1985 and 1986. The hardships that came along with such tremendous loss where too challenging for many growers to overcome. Many farmers walked away from their financial obligations and the land as well. Despite the area no longer being used for agricultural purposes it continues to flourish, and the population to grow. The great success of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios has contributed to the growth and subsequent new housing developments. The University of Florida with an enrollment of almost 60,000 students has a massive campus in Northeast Orange County. The private colleges of Rollins College is close to downtown Orlando. It was ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report among regional universities in the south. Valencia Community College, which offers a two-year degree program, has six campuses throughout the county. The law schools of Barry University and Florida A&M are located in downtown Orlando. Incorporated cities within the county are Apopka Bay, Lake Belle Isle, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Ocoee, Orlando, Winter Garden, and Winter Park. There are many more towns, census-designated places, and unincorporated communities in Orange County. Orlando International Airport is in Orange County.
Newly constructed condominiums and single family homes are among real estate currently for sale in Orange County. Condos in Orange County start at approximately $84,000 and go up to as much as $1,058,000. New construction single-family homes in Orange County start around $140,335 and prices can go up to $7,588,000. Orange County is a great place to live and work and has some of the most exciting recreational venues in the country.
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