The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area added 56,000 people in 2017. In terms of sheer numbers gained, Metro Orlando ranked No. 8 in the nation, the same as the prior year. The area includes Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties, and has been the 23rd largest metro.
It’s a simple equation that holds true, especially for Orlando. A recent survey named Orlando as the top metro city to invest in real estate primarily due to growth. The city’s year-to-year population growth was near 3%. Jobs grew as well, at 4.5% annually. Orlando’s tech industry has risen and made a name for itself. Adding to the strong job market, over 150 international companies have stations in Orlando. Population and job growth plus a relatively low cost of living attract many to live in the city, a good reason to start investing in Orlando real estate.