Constantly growing and changing, the city of Oviedo is going through a spurt that most Florida cities can only dream of. Located just minutes from Orlando near Lake Jesup in the central region of the Sunshine State, there are several reasons why Oviedo apartments for rent have become so popular in recent years, especially with families. With the city's many community events, including the Taste of Oviedo, Oktoberbest and Great Day in the Country, you can tell that community spirit is almost a prerequisite to looking at apartments for rent in Oviedo apartments for rent, and the happy residents here don't seem to mind.
Oviedo was ranked by Family Circle as one of the best towns in the country for families in 2011, due to the number of outdoor recreational facilities and close proximity to all of the family-friendly attractions in Orlando. Business Week also agreed in 2013 that people who live in Oviedo apartments for rent are usually families. Because of the great schools, high median family income and small-town atmosphere, it's an ideal community for children and teenagers alike. The city is known for its wild chickens that roam the streets. These birds have become quite the amusement for visitors and residents in Oviedo apartments alike, especially during Taste of Oviedo.
The city has seen a near 27 percent growth in population from 2000 to 2011, and the cost of living is definitely a big part of that. According to City-Data, the overall index for people living in apartments in Oviedo is more than 6 percent below the national average, making Oviedo a very affordable place to call home. Need another reason to find yourself in Oviedo apartments for rent? The median household income is more than $30,000 more than other cities in Florida, meaning that you can probably live comfortably and put even more money into your savings account.
According to the city's official website, the major employers for citizens in Oviedo apartments include Publix supermarkets, A. Duda and Sons, Inc. - who are principal growers of sod - Seminole Community College and the Oviedo Marketplace Shopping Mall, which shows the diverse industries in the area. City-Data notes that the unemployment rate in the area is very low compared to other cities in the U.S., and more than 40 percent of the residents here have at least a bachelor's degree, showing that education is important to many of the residents here. The most popular colleges in the area include the University of Central Florida, Seminole State College and Valencia Community College.