I figured this website would serve as a good opportunity to get some information about the more densely populated areas in Northern and Central Florida. There is a good possibility that I may be relocating to Orlando for a full-time marketing job. I recently graduated from LSU and I live in Baton Rouge currently. I am originally from New Orleans so any comparisons to Orlando that you can think of will help me get a better idea as well. I have only visited Orlando for Surf Expo so I am not too, too familiar with the area but my focus is to learn about Northern and Central Florida. If any of you can answer these questions or point me in the right direction to find more information (i.e. websites, blogs, etc.), I would really appreciate everyone's help. If possible, just try to give me some examples but if you aren't sure, that's cool too:
1. What is the collegiate landscape like in Northern and Central Florida? Name all of the universities and community colleges. Also, what are some of the more popular or flagship colleges that are more densely populated?
2. Part of my job will be to leverage the media to expose content that we produce. What are the names of some mainstream media in Northern and Central Florida? (Ex. newspaper, magazines, etc.)
3. What are some key groups that you find are more popular in and around Northern and Central Florida? Key groups can be anything from certain types of musicians, or sports like wakeboarding and Nascar, or even dance groups. For example, some key groups in Louisiana are jazz musicians, hunters and fishermen, wakeboarders, football players, etc.
4. What is the downtown nightlife like in Northern and Central Florida? Specifically, what are some popular streets where people like to go for entertainment, drinking, dance, festivals, etc. An example of this would be Bourbon Street in New Orleans, or Sixth Street in Austin. Also do you know the names of any popular bars that get the most business?
And lastly, do you know any websites or blogs where I can find any of this information that would help me to better understand both the Northern and Central Florida regions?
Thanks so much, I hope to get some good feedback and I appreciate everyone's time.