Unfortunately, housing near WDW is very expensive and is getting more so even in areas 20-25 miles from WDW. While there are some very well paid jobs at WDW, the majority are in the $7-10/hr range or $14,000 to $20,000/yr before taxes for full-time employees. The rule for thumb for owning your own home or renting a home/apartment is 25% of your salary. In other words most WDW employees could afford homes/apartments in the $300-$400/mo range. In that price range there is not much that I have ever seen in or around WDW. That is why Disney hires teenagers, retirees, and foreign workers by the tens of thousands.
While we were at WDW in February we saw they were converting an old Holiday Inn into condos. They were refurbishing the rooms and adding a kitchenette. Price was only $170,000 for about 312 square feet, which is slightly larger than a WDW Value resort room. However, you do get a 42" plasma TV and the use of the community pool, etc., but with an added monthly fee. While there are about 21,000 single-family homes for sale right now in the Orlando/WDW area the median price is still about $350,000 even with a depressed market.
Last edited by Jiminy Cricket; 04-23-2007 at 04:47 PM.
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DL: 1955* (1); WDW: 1977* (2), 1980* (2), 1985* (3), 1989* (3), 1996 (ASMu-3), 1999 (ASMo-3), 2000 (ASMu-2/PO-2), 2001 (ASMu-5), 2002 (ASMu-5), 2003 (ASMo-5), 2004* (8), 2004 (ASMo-8), 2005 (PC-10), 2006* (15), 2007* (20), 2008* (22), 2009* (26), 2010* (27), 2011* (32), 2012* (39), 2013* (36), 2013* (15), 2013* (9), 2013* (13), 2014* (23 so far) Total Trips/Days = 25/339