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The International Drive (I-Drive) area is famous for its shopping and restaurants. International Drive stretches a large portion of the Orlando area. It starts in the North at the corner of Oakridge and International Drive. At this corner in the North, there is two large shopping malls: The Orlando International Premium Outlet and the Artegon shopping mall. International Drive then curves to the South somewhat following the major interstate of I-4. As I-drive heads South in this area, there are hundreds of restaurants both chain and mom and pop type restaurants. There are just about every type of restaurant along this drive. The drive passes very close to such famous parks as Wet n Wild, Universal Studios, Sea World, and at its’ end Walt Disney World. I-drive will pass by the second massive outlet of Orlando Prime on its’ way to the Southern point of World Center Drive.
The tourism in this area is heavy. International Drive is a major focal point in any tourism trip to the Orlando area. The homes, condos, and townhouses in the area around I-drive have obvious use. The majority of the housing in these areas along the drive are for either employees servicing the parks, restaurant, and shops along the route or the short-term use for out of town guests. Many international guests purchase properties along this route for a combination of both personal use while in town for a few weeks, and then the rental of the unit when they return home. The income from the rental of the unit covering the cost of their vacation property. Sometimes, the income nets them additional income. Homes around the theme parks and this area may sit on the market during certain parts of the season or when the dollar is very strong. As vacation season sets in or when the dollar weakens, units often sell. Many units are run by property managers. Buyers seeking properties in these areas really need to investigate prior to purchasing. Some units can be significantly over priced while other units association fees may be extremely high.
International Drive Subdivisions
Blue Heron Lake Buena Vista Res Mission Club World Quest Resort
Discovery Palms Lexington Place Parc Corniche
Floridays Mirabella Plantation Park
Deer Creek Village Montpelier Parkview Terrace Windmill Pointe
Green Briar Village Orangewood Somerset Village
Lake Ridge Parkview North Townhomes Green Briar
Lime Tree Parkview Pointe Waterview Townhomes