Orlando, FL

The nation's largest study exploring what makes homeowners happy where it matters most — in their homes.

Orlando, FL

How Happy Are Orlando's Homeowners?

Homeowners in Orlando love their glowing lagoons, surf-side golf and picturesque beaches, but they’re also excited about their homes. With a median age of 27 and an average size of 2100 square feet, the Orlandoan home is newer and more spacious than homes in other cities. And attached garages, trees and tile flooring are keeping Orlando’s residents content. So, what could be better? Even with newer homes, almost half of Orlando homeowners say a renovation or remodel would make them happier.

Orlando's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Remodeled the bathroom
  • Planted a garden/landscaping

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Replace/add windows
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Replace roof

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Happiest Home Features

Orlando's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Lots of natural light
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Tile flooring

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • New windows
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • Improved insulation
  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Up-to-date kitchen

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • In-ground sprinkler system
  • In-ground pool
  • Side or back porch

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Solar energy roofing features
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Outdoor lighting
  • New roof

It's not just projects and features that make Orlando's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Rising home values & equity
  • Easy access to highways
  • Reasonable property & school taxes
  • Can live & work in close proximity

Overall Home
Happiness

83%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

54%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Orlando home:

  • Homeowners have:3.3 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.3 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:11 years

  • Average square footage:2,100

  • Age of home:27 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):219,500Powered by Redfin

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Interested in knowing more about what makes homeowners happy - in Orlando, in other cities, and in the United States as a whole?

Check out the full Homeowner Happiness Report and find out more about our methodology.