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The University of Central Florida is an integral part of the central Florida region. With 12,000 employees and an annual budget of $2.1 billion, UCF is one of the nation’s premier metropolitan research university.
When people think of central Florida, our world class attractions naturally come to mind. But central Florida and UCF are so much more! With many walkable neighborhoods, excellent schools, fantastic restaurants, vibrant performing arts, and professional sports franchises, UCF and central Florida is an incredible place to live and work.
Central Florida averages 233 sunny days per year with an average year-round temperature of 73 degrees, allowing for numerous recreational activities such as biking the hundreds of miles of trails, hiking along the rivers, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Surfing on the Atlantic Ocean is just 45 minutes away, and the gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico are just a 90 minute drive.
Florida has no state income tax, and Orlando is a cutting edge business location for life sciences and healthcare, innovative technologies, advanced, manufacturing, and aviation. With a very reasonable cost of living, you and your family will find many opportunities here. The Orlando Economic Partnership provides many more details on all these points: https://orlando.org/.
I hope you will choose to join the incredible faculty, staff, and students at the University of Central Florida. I look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs.
James Franklin, REALTOR®
I was lucky enough to find Jim when I was in a difficult situation. The market was crazy hot, and I was in Orlando for two weeks, starting a new job, with the task of finding my family a home we could move into a month later. We needed to be in the right middle school and high school. There were basically no houses on the market. Jim spent the whole two weeks with me. We were looking at any house that came on the market within hours of it being listed. I got discouraged and was ready to give up. Jim kept encouraging me and had an incredibly upbeat attitude. And I did get the perfect house! He helped me close very fast and found people who could fix a couple of things before we moved. The house was ready for my family when we arrived. We have been in the house for a month now, and I love it. Thank you, Jim, for making this possible! - Dr. Maggy Tomova
We had the pleasure to work with James Franklin during our Real Estate purchase. He made the transition and transaction super smooth and also saved us over 10k during the negotiation stages. We would definitely work with James in the future again and would also refer him to our friends and family. - Ray B.
Jim is a knowledgeable, hardworking real estate professional. He provided us with market expertise, communicated with us all throughout the process, and saved us nearly $13,000 in commissions! - George J.