Frank M. Eidson, P.A. is an Orlando accident lawyer in one of the most famous cities in the world. Orlando includes the world famous Disney World, Epcot Center, Universal Studios, Sea World Orlando and other world class theme parks and family attractions. Orlando is warm and sunny year-round, and welcomes more than 51 million visitors each year at the 9th busiest airport in the United States as well from Interstate 4, which runs through the city, and I 95 to the east.
Orlando is the county seat of Orange County, and the greater Orlando metropolitan area has a population of more than 2.1 million people. The metro area encompasses four counties (Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake) and such municipalities as Winter Springs, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Belle Isle, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, Winter Haven, Lakeland, Ocoee, Winter Garden, and others.
In addition to its heavy reliance on tourism, the “Theme Park Capital of the World” is also a major industrial and high-tech center. Orlando’s Central Florida Research Park, with more than 1,025 acres and 120-plus companies, is the 7th largest research park in the country.Lockheed-Martin manufactures missile systems and aeronautical craft, and conducts related high-tech research at its Orlando plant. General Dynamics, Harris, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Siemens and Veritas/Symantec operate plants in the Orlando metro, as do several Air Force and Naval facilities, here some 55 miles west of Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.
Tupperware, Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, and more), AAA and the Golf Channel also call Central Florida home.
In addition to working in the arts, entertainment, recreation, lodging and food services trades, Orange County residents are employed in educational, health and social services; the retail trades; and professional, scientific and management positions.
Orange County residents enjoy an average household income of $50,138, slightly better than the state’s $47,661 average. The average house price in Orange County is $228,600 and the median mortgage is $1,666.
Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida and the UCF School of Film and Digital Media, Florida State University Medical School and Florida A&M Law School, and smaller schools, including the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy.
Beyond theme parks, Orange County has 99 other parks, trails and outdoors facilities that include bridle (horseback) trails and canoe trails along scenic rivers teeming with wildlife. The City of Winter Park, just a few minutes northeast of Orlando, boasts more park space than any other city in Florida. It is also home to the Morse Museum of American Art, which houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass on earth. The City of Winter Garden, just west of Orlando, offers small town charm and an interesting historic district with shops, cafes and restaurants.
Back in Orlando, Lake Eola Park anchors the downtown area with its famous fountain and several outdoor cafes and restaurants that circle the lake. Downtown Orlando also offers art galleries and museums, including the Orlando Science Center, the Orange County History Center and the Orlando Museum of Art.