Mickey Mouse is making a comeback.
Orlando attracted 57 million visitors last year, up from 43 million in 2009.
Yet while nearly one-third of the area's jobs are tied to the tourism industry, other industries are expanding here too, namely tech.
The city is a leader in the growing field of modeling and simulation. It's also a major industrial site with Lockheed Martin (, )General Dynamics ( and )Siemens ( all running production lines there. )
And with median home prices of around $155,000, nearly every working family can afford to buy a home.