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Orlando Metro Area

Including Orlando, Ocala, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Lake Mary, Sanford, Clermont, Longwood, Apopka, and 72 other towns.

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Orlando is a city of about 255,000 people in Orange County (central Florida). However, the Orlando region is much larger, covering four counties and containing about 2.1 million people, making it the third-largest metro area in the state. Notable cities in the region include Ocala, Kissimmee, Winter Park, Melbourne, Clermont, Lake Mary, Ormond Beach, Sanford, and Longwood.

Though Orlando is known as a tourist mecca because of the presence of DisneyWorld and other theme parks in the area, it has a surprisingly diversified economy, with a significant banking presence.

There are more than 30 banks and 20 credit unions with headquarters in Orlando or the surrounding area. Notable institutions with headquarters in the region include Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union, Fairwinds Credit Union, Citizens First Bank, Central Florida Educators Federal Credit Union, and Reunion Bank of Florida. The First National Bank of Mount Dora, which was established in 1925, is the oldest financial institution still operating with headquarters in the area. There are a significant number of banks and credit unions with headquarters elsewhere that operate in the Orlando region, and overall, there are approximately 80 banks and 40 credit unions with a total of nearly 1,360 branches.

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Special 6-Month CD And $150 Checking Bonus In Tampa & Orlando Area
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PNC $400 Checking Bonus With Bears Debit Card
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Expired - 9 Month CD Special At 1.2%; Have To Open At A Branch
This special showed up as available in my search, although I'm not in either NY or FL where Bank United has branches.  $1,000 minimum, no maximum stated. 
Bank Of The Ozarks 13 Month CD Special In Dallas/Fort Worth
Saw this advertised in today’s Dallas Morning News 1.30% APY 13-month CD Special. Limited Time Offer Nine metroplex area locations $1,000 minimum deposit Offer good at DFW Metroplex locations only
Money Market Promo In Florida - 1% For 6 Mo & Up To $1,000 Bonus
Saw FCB advertising this money market promotion. Looks like a good deal.  1% APY guaranteed for 6 months on all tiers Cash back from $100 to $1,000 based on balance