METRO WEST FLORIDA
Metro West is a master-planned community in Orlando, in the U.S. state of Florida. The 1,805-acre (730 ha) mixed-use community is located southwest of downtown Orlando, with the main entrance situated on Metro West Boulevard, off of Kirkman Road. It is centered on Metro West Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course, one of the best and most popular in Orlando. The award-winning golf course was designed by golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and has been managed since 2010 by Marriott Golf, one of the world's premier golf operators.
The neighborhood was developed in the 1980s by Debra, Inc., an Orlando-based developer, as a business, commercial and residential community; a place where people can live, work and play. It has over 9,600 residential homes as of 2013. Housing options in the diverse community of Metro west include a range of single-family homes with several apartments, townhome and condominium complexes spread over the gently rolling landscape.
Metro West is managed by the Metro West Master Association (MWMA), a corporation formed by Debra, Inc., which has the overall responsibility and right in maintaining the standards of all common areas located within the community. Past and future developments, projects and changes in Metro West are first approved by the association's Design Review Board (DRB) following guidelines for quality and architecture that is harmonious to the present structures and topography. The beautiful award-winning landscaping and clean environment keep Metro West at the top of the City of Orlando’s most beautiful places to live in.
Schools located within Metro west
Metro West Elementary School is a public school on Lake Vilma Rd. that was opened in 1986 to serve the children of the community from PK to Grade 5.
Valencia College West Campus, along Kirkman Rd, was awarded as the top community college of the nation in 2011 by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.
Students who live west of South Hiawassee Drive are zoned to attend Gotha Middle School on Gotha Road in Windermere, Florida. Students east of South Hiawassee Drive go to Chain of Lakes Middle School on Conroy-Windermere Drive in also in Windermere.
High school students living in Metro West are zoned to Olympia High School on Apopka-Vineland Road in Orlando, which opened in August 2001.
The current population of Metro West is 18,382 with the median age of 31. Metro West's median household income is $50,829, and the average household net worth is $359,670. 16% of Metro West's populations are long term residents having lived in their homes for more than 5 years, while 38% of Metro West's population has moved in the last year.
Age distribution represents the distribution of the population in Metro West by age group. In Metro West, the male-to-female ratio is 8,988:9,393, which is 0% lower than the ratio of Orlando Metro, which is 1,070,611:1,117,003. Age demographic data is sourced from census, 2014.
Crime rate index represents the average crime rate for a local area in comparison to nearby areas and the national average. A crime index of 100 represents the national average. Metro West, has 85% less property crime than Orlando, and is 49% below the nation’s average. Metro West has 69% less personal crime than Orlando and when compared to that of United States, Metro West is 29% above the national average.
Marital status represents the percent of residents in Metro West that are single, married, widowed and divorced. In Metro West, 61% of people are married and 39% of people are single. The percent of people married is 10% lower than the ratio of Orlando Metro, which is 70%. Marital data is sourced from census, 2014.