The Orlando Real

By Roger Jimenez

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is making significant strides in improving the I-4 corridor, thanks to the ambitious project that began in 2020 - I-4 Beyond the Ultimate Project. While construction is well underway in Orange and Osceola counties, some noteworthy achievements have already been unveiled in Seminole County.

Innovative Interchanges and Enhanced Connection

One noteworthy milestone is the introduction of an innovative Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at the intersection of Interstate 4 (I-4) and County Road (C.R.) 532 near Champions Gate. This DDI promises smoother traffic flow and improved safety for commuters. Furthermore, cyclists and pedestrians will appreciate the new bike lanes and sidewalks…

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By Yasmene Warren

The Pozek Group team assisted a seller with listing their home in the Canyons at Highland Ranch community, closing at $519,000.

front of one story home with grey paint and palm trees

The Home

Coming out of the lovely Clermont is this stunning four bedroom, three bathroom home. Built in 2019, this four bedroom, three bathroom home can be found in the Canyons at Highland Ranch neighborhood. Features include a two-car garage, an open floor plan, and nine foot ceilings throughout.


The kitchen and bathrooms come with gorgeous quartz countertops, and the primary suite’s bathroom has a tiled shower with a glass door, a dual vanity, and a spacious walk-in closet. At the front of the home there is an office space with double doors for a work from home space, or for…

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By Holley Long

Are you looking to put your puzzle-solving skills to the ultimate test? EDGE Escape, open now in Kissimmee, lets you do just that with its array of themed escape rooms. Read on to learn more about this new spot for family fun and adventure, as well as our own experience while trying to escape one of the rooms! 

front of edge escape building

What is EDGE? 

EDGE Escape takes guests on a thrilling journey through rooms full of clues and puzzles. Each room has a unique and exciting theme, with a mission that will have your heart pounding by the end. Unlike other escape rooms I’ve been through, you won’t just move on to the next section without solving the one you’re in. You have to figure out the answers, or doors simply will not open. 

If that makes you…

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By Yasmene Warren

Just east of Orlando lies the city of Ocoee, one of the fastest growing cities in Orange County. Ocoee’s quality of life is regarded as being among the best in Orange County — which will come as no surprise when you check out what it has to offer.

About the Community

Ocoee was incorporated in the early 1920's, and is on a fast track to becoming the second largest in population to Orlando in Orange County today!

This city is home to more than 30,000 people, and 400-500 new homes are constantly being added each year. You’ll find amazing amenities like a new mall, a top tier hospital, and loads of businesses and restaurants to choose from.

map of orlando with ocoee circled

Ocoee is near all the major highways like Florida’s Turnpike, SR-50, the 408, and…

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By Yasmene Warren

Two words you never pictured being next to each other in the same sentence just touched down in Orlando, and you’re going to want to check it out. We’re talking about Orlando’s Beer Spa, and it’s taking relaxation to new heights!

All About Beer Spa

Beer Spa is Florida’s first beer-focused spa, and it’s located on International Drive just minutes away from SeaWorld.

front of beer spa building

Some people choose to crack open a cold beer when they want to unwind, and others opt for a relaxing day at the spa. Thanks to Beer Spa, you can do both!

Beer Spa describes itself as an unconventional spa experience where beer is the center of attention. Guests can soak in barrel-like tubs and take on the signature Beer Treatment for all their relaxation…

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By Roger Jimenez

In case you haven’t heard yet - Orlando is proud to be one of the host cities for the Olympic Trials and is currently gearing up to host an extraordinary event that will draw the nation's top-tier long-distance runners to compete at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, right here in our city.

three people with sign welcoming the orlando 2024 marathon trials

What is happening?

Set to take place on February 3, 2024, this remarkable gathering is a partnership between Orange County, Track Shack Events, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, USA Track & Field, and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

Elite male and female runners will take to the streets for a marathon course in downtown Orlando, striving for victory and the chance to represent Team USA in the upcoming…

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By Roger Jimenez

Get ready as Orlando is gearing up to honor the diversity of Hispanic and Latino cultures that have left an indelible mark on the city.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and Central Florida is preparing to host a series of lively and heartwarming events that showcase the enduring legacy of Hispanic communities. Join us as we delve into the exciting lineup of activities set to take place in and around Orlando!

Hispanic Cultural Celebration @ Central Florida Zoo

Sept. 22, (5 PM to ~8PM)
$6  OR  $40 Family 4-Pack
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As part of their Sunset Celebrations event, the Central Florida Zoo is opening up after-hours to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join your favorite animals and furry friends as the zoo…

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By Holley Long

The Pozek Group team assisted a seller with listing their home in the Winding Bay community in Winter Garden, closing at $630,000.

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The Home

Built in 2022 by K. Hovnanian, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is practically new construction. Through the front door is a long entry, which leads to an open area with a gourmet kitchen and space for a living and dining room. The area is inviting with hardwood flooring and granite countertops, giving the room an elevated feel. 

Stairs lead to a carpeted loft, the perfect spot for a movie or game room, or even a home office. Three bedrooms are upstairs, with the primary suite on the first floor, giving the home owners needed privacy. Want to relax outside on a cool…

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By Yasmene Warren

The flavors at this Mexican restaurant will drive you — as the name suggests — loco! Quesa Loco is bringing authentic Mexican tastes to Orlando, and we’re going to show you just what you’ve been missing! Let’s check it out.

All About Quesa Loco

Quesa Loco is a Mexican restaurant on West Fairbanks Avenue in Orlando. It has been serving up Mexican delights at affordable prices since its first opening in January 2022.

front of building with bright colored quesa loco sign

What initially began as a food truck started by love birds Daniel King and Silvia King has since blossomed into two locations, with the other being on East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.

With street food being what this business knows best, you’ll find the finest Mexican flavors that Orlando has to offer just…

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By Roger Jimenez

September brings with it a treasure trove of festivals and celebrations. Whether you’re a music enthusiast or a foodie, an art aficionado or an outdoor adventurer, there's something for everyone in this month's festival lineup, many of them free of charge!

Blue Bamboo Jazz Festival

Sept. 14-17 
Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts | Free Admission (reservations recommended)

poster for blue bamboo jazz festival

The Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, located in Winter Park, is throwing their 2nd annual jazz festival! This 4 day celebration showcases a diverse group of local jazz artists, as well as a Jazz Photography exhibit highlighting the work of historic photographer Roger Kailins.


Sept. 16 at 7 PM
The Abbey | $15 Admission

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