There's real substance to the notion that every woman is different. No two person's attitudes, bodies, or goals in life are ever exactly the same. But if there's one thing that every person shares, it's that our bodies change as we get older. That's especially true for females over the age of 50. One day you wake up, roll out of bed, and attack the day with vigor and positivity.
The next day, it seems like your emotions are out of control. Despite dieting and healthy life choices, your weight won't go down. It seems like you're having to deal with uncomfortable hot flashes every other hour of the day. Life can be hard after 50, especially when it seems like your body is plotting against you.
But the truth is, these changes are a completely normal part of the aging process for women. As you might be aware, this change is called menopause, and according to the NIH, more than one million women go through it every year. This change in life marks the end of your period. During this time, your hormones begin to deplete, causing a range of symptoms that can be difficult to deal with without professional help. Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include:
Trying to juggle and cope with the symptoms of hormone deficiency can be rough for women and their partners because many of them are linked to nutrition, stress, and lack of exercise.
Fortunately, getting older and going through menopause doesn't have to be the worst time in your life. Hormone replacement therapy for women in Southchase, FL, can help correct the imbalances in your body that are brought on by menopause. These safe, proven treatments from NV Medical Orlando can help balance your hormones during menopause and even help you reclaim your youth.
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At NV Medical Orlando, our HRT treatments for women include the use of pellets, which are about the size of a tic-tac and contain hormones like estrogen and testosterone. These pellets are implanted subcutaneously to supply your body with the hormones it needs. Each pellet contains a tiny number of bioidentical hormones that are released steadily into your bloodstream for up to five months.
Unlike other sexual health centers, every HRT treatment provided by our women's sexual health clinic is tailored to our patients. While natural hormone replacement therapy is effective for many women, every patient is different. That's why it's important that you speak with a board-certified doctor, like Gina Kirkpatrick, before starting any HRT treatment to make sure it's right for you.
When a woman's hormones are balanced, there's a better chance that she will be able to live a happy, normal life. That's where the beauty of HRT for women begins to unfold because it balances hormones in your body that would otherwise be disrupted due to menopause.
HRT treatments for women are revolutionary in that they allow you to enjoy life without suffering through all the pitfalls associated with getting older. However, at NV Medical Orlando, our team understands that no two women have the same bodies or hormone imbalances. That's why our board-certified and fellowship-trained urologist, Gina Kirkpatrick, D.O., provides personalized HRT therapy options for women.
Is HRT treatment from NV Medical Orlando the answer to your mood, weight, and exhaustion problems? That's the million-dollar question we get almost every day. And honestly, it's difficult to say until we can see you in our office and conduct a thorough examination. What we can say is that when your hormones are balanced optimally during menopause, you have a much better chance of living a normal life without the overwhelming symptoms that many women experience.
At NV Medical Orlando, we prioritize helping women balance their hormones to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Our HRT therapy options aren't just about getting you on a regimen - it's about giving your body the nutrition and love it deserves through a patient-first approach.
Unlike some clinics that rush their patients into therapy, our team focuses on our patient's needs and goals first. To achieve those goals, we conduct thorough blood tests and comprehensively examine your health during your first visit. That way, we can discover your underlying problems, determine your hormone levels, and get a better sense of your needs.
After that, our dedicated physician will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. The goal of this plan is to outline your HRT journey so that we can balance your hormones and your whole body. During this process, we'll keep a close eye on your hormone replacement therapy for women in Southchase, FL. Like a web, HRT therapy covers several facets of female health. Each piece of that web works in tandem with others to make up how you feel. If we need to tweak aspects of your plan to help you feel better, we'll let you know and will adjust accordingly.
At the end of the day, we want you to feel safe, empowered, and like you're part of our family. After all, true HRT for women doesn't just balance hormones - it optimizes wellbeing and health, too. That's why NV Medical Orlando is dedicated to giving you a one-of-a-kind experience and specialized care, so you'll never feel like you're falling through the cracks.
Up to this point, we've talked about all the greatness that can come with HRT from NV Medical Orlando - but what are the actual benefits? Let's take a look.
Most women who consider natural hormone therapy are curious about its benefits and the results of long-term clinical investigations. Who wouldn't be? When it comes to the symptoms of menopause, natural estrogen therapy can be incredibly effective for conditions like lack of sleep, weight gain, excessive sweating, mood swings, and more.
In addition to promoting overall health, HRT for women can help reverse sexual symptoms of menopause, like vaginal dryness and general discomfort during intercourse.
When used as part of a comprehensive preventive healthcare plan, HRT can be an invaluable tool for women. That's because hormone therapies like estrogen treatment have been shown in clinical investigations to reduce the risk of serious concerns like osteoporosis and bone loss.
But that's just the start. Clinical studies report a wide range of HRT benefits, including:
To learn more about the benefits of HRT and whether treatment is right for you, contact our office today. If you're ready to feel better about getting older, NV Medical Orlando is here to help you every step of the way.
As we mentioned earlier, no two women will have the same hormone levels or HRT therapy needs. As such, every woman's timeline for menopause relief will be different. Generally, however, a standard HRT timeline may look like this:
Around week one, many women notice that they experience fewer hot flashes than normal. Some women notice these improvements only a few days after their first treatment.
After about two to three weeks of HRT for women in Southchase, FL, many women notice that they have less irritability, anxiety, and fewer mood swings. During this phase, hot flashes should continue diminishing, and sleep may improve. Other benefits of HRT, like increased libido and more energy, are also expected during this phase.
Starting around weeks three to four, many HRT patients will notice drastic improvements in menopausal symptoms.
Around weeks five and six, it's common for women to notice physical differences like healthier skin, less hair loss, and even weight loss. With time, these improvements become even more pronounced.
At NV Medical Orlando, we don't only treat our patients for sexual health and wellness. Because Dr. Gina Kirkpatrick is a fellowship-trained urologist, our clinic has the capacity to treat all matters related to sexual health and wellness, including certain urologic conditions.
Have you started to notice that things âdown underâ are different than they were years ago? Are you experiencing disconcerting symptoms such as:
If you've noticed any of the above symptoms, you may be dealing with vaginal or pelvic floor laxity. For women dealing with these issues, vaginal rejuvenation often answers their problems. Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term that covers several vaginal corrective procedures. These procedures can correct problems that occur after giving birth or during menopause.
Traditionally, these conditions have been treated with invasive surgeries and with supplements like vaginal estrogen or hyaluronic acid. However, modern treatment options like laser vaginal rejuvenation are growing in popularity and can help women avoid the pitfalls of surgery.
In fact, study centers around the world are using monopolar radiofrequency for vaginal laxity in premenopausal women. Studies show that treatment is safe and helps improve vaginal laxity and other sexual dysfunctions. Additionally, anecdotal evidence shows that patients have less urine leakage when coughing, laughing, sneezing, and exercising.
If you're unsatisfied with the appearance of your vagina or have noticed increased looseness or diminished lubrication, don't lose hope. Vaginal rejuvenation, HRT for women in Southchase, FL, or a combo of the two may be right for you.
If you're a woman who finds herself lacking sexual desire or the act of sexual intercourse, you're not alone. In fact, research from 1999 shows that as much as 22% of women in the U.S. report low sex drive. Though this issue is often underreported, its causes and the available treatments are well-known.
Causes of low libido in women include:
Hysterectomies often result in a drastic drop of testosterone and estrogen in a woman's body. This drop in hormones has been linked to low libido.
Some medicines that are used to treat depression and anxiety, specifically SSRIs that inhibit serotonin, have been demonstrated to reduce sexual arousal.
Estrogen affects blood flow to vaginal and genital tissues. Reducing estrogen, which can occur during and after menopause, childbirth or surgical menopause created secondary to a hysterectomy can result in reduced vaginal blood flow and lubrication.
Studies on post-menopausal women have demonstrated that patients in poor health report lower sexual desire. In fact, symptoms like chronic pain, fatigue, and mood swings caused by chronic illnesses all contribute to decreased female libido.
Though low libido and the effects of unbalanced hormones can be concerning, treatment is available at NV Medical Orlando. First, a thorough physical exam and health history will be conducted to help our experts develop an optimal treatment plan for you. During your evaluation, you may be asked to complete a questionnaire that helps us assess your symptoms further. That way, we can craft an appropriate treatment regimen to address your symptoms and concerns.
The type of treatment recommended depends on your identified needs and may include hormone replacement therapy for women, vaginal treatments, oral medications, sexual therapies, or additional treatment regimens.
If you're a woman suffering day-to-day from the symptoms of menopause, now is the time to balance your hormones and reclaim your life. Sure, menopause is a natural process that occurs in almost every woman's body. But that doesn't mean you must forego treatments like HRT to make your transition easier. Who says the second half of your life can't be better than the first?
At NV Medical Orlando, we have helped countless women overcome the life-changing symptoms associated with menopause and hormone imbalances, and we're here for you, too. Contact our office today to schedule your evaluation and take the first step toward long-term relief.407-730-4244
Families from across the United States who spent Passover in the Sunshine State found themselves stranded in Fort Lauderdale after the rains Thursday.(JTA) — Zachary Ottenstein didn’t expect to bond with his dad over chess and classic rock during his trip home from Florida at the end of Passover.But when Ottenstein switched his phone on after the holiday ended last night, it blew up: Fort Lauderdale was flooded and flights out of the airport — including their flight to New York — were canceled. ...
(JTA) — Zachary Ottenstein didn’t expect to bond with his dad over chess and classic rock during his trip home from Florida at the end of Passover.
But when Ottenstein switched his phone on after the holiday ended last night, it blew up: Fort Lauderdale was flooded and flights out of the airport — including their flight to New York — were canceled. The city was underwater after the rainiest day in its history.
He consulted with his dad, Matthew: They had enjoyed their Passover week at a hotel, but they wanted to get home in time for Shabbat the following evening.
“We really didn’t fancy staying another two days and finding a place to stay and food,” he said.
Their story was not unique: Families from across the United States who opt for Passover getaway packages in the Sunshine State found themselves stranded in Fort Lauderdale after the rains Thursday. Travelers to the airport reported seeing the headlights of cars sitting deep in water, accumulating since about a month’s worth of rain fell in an hour on Wednesday.
Traditionally observant Jews, who don’t drive or fly in planes on Shabbat, faced the prospect of either making it home before Friday at sundown, or spending at least two more days — until Saturday at nightfall — in the Fort Lauderdale area, without the institutional infrastructure that had enabled their Passover vacations.
At first, the Ottensteins looked for other flights, expanding the radius outward from Fort Lauderdale with each search. Finally, they found a barely workable option.
“There were no flights really other than one flight out of Tampa that was going to Chicago and from there, there was a flight to New York,” Ottenstein said.
They booked the flight, rented a car, left Fort Lauderdale at 10:30 p.m. and rolled into Tampa at 3 a.m. — right in time for the 5 a.m. flight to Chicago.
Others opted to stay down south for Shabbat. Mendel Fayershteyn, a Chabad rabbi in the city, put out the word in the community that he was ready to assist any families stranded at the airport.
As it turns out, there were a handful — about six or seven, he said in an interview — and he delivered kosher meals to them and found homes for them to stay in through Sunday, when the airport is expected to be back to capacity. One of the homes was his own — he decamped to his in-laws’ and handed the keys of his house to one of the airport families.
The relief he administered to the stranded Jews, Fayershteyn said, was mostly psychological.
“It was more like, people were panicking, it wasn’t like an emergency,” he said in an interview. “I would say it was more therapeutic just for the people to hear it’s going to be OK.”
Fayershteyn learned to coordinate relief during years of hurricane seasons: He put that experience to use, gathered generators and kosher food, and helped people find shelter. He also helped reunite people with cars that had floated away in the flooding.
“The main thing we were doing today is just helping people getting their cars back,” he said.
As soon as Passover ended on Thursday night, Fayershteyn got the word out on Facebook that he was offering help to Shabbat-observant Jews.
“Stay safe, and if you are in need of assistance please don’t hesitate to reach out,” the message said. “Hot Shabbat meals going out tomorrow for those that need, please DM us.”
Ottenstein also took to Facebook, posting a selfie of himself and his dad in the car after midnight. “What do you do when Fort Lauderdale airport gets closed and you want to get home for shabbos?” he wrote. “Obviously you drive through the night to Tampa to make an early morning flight home.”
Ottenstein, 24, a schoolteacher on Staten Island, and his dad, 60, a law librarian in suburban New Rochelle, filled the time up.
“The world chess championships are going on and my dad’s been very into it. He can talk for hours about that type of thing,” he said. “And we bond a lot over music. My dad’s a big 60s, 70s classic rock kind of guy.”
Zachary did the driving. “My dad doesn’t like driving at night,” he said. “No bathroom breaks, no stopping for food. The adrenaline kicked in. It was the kind of plan that was so crazy, it worked.”
The first complete Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25 rankings since the preseason will be revealed on March 28, but we take this week to look at a pair of regions that are well underway. Some in the South and West Regions are almost at the midway point with double-digit games under their belts. Both regions have seen significant movement with four previously unranked teams vaulting to prominence.The South Region has a new No. 1 with Lake Mary (Fla.) unbeaten through 10 games. Perennial contender St. Andrew&rsqu...
The first complete Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25 rankings since the preseason will be revealed on March 28, but we take this week to look at a pair of regions that are well underway. Some in the South and West Regions are almost at the midway point with double-digit games under their belts. Both regions have seen significant movement with four previously unranked teams vaulting to prominence.
The South Region has a new No. 1 with Lake Mary (Fla.) unbeaten through 10 games. Perennial contender St. Andrew’s (Fla.) checks in at No. 2, and Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) has moved up to No. 3 after a strong start. Ponte Vedra (Fla.) also has been good in the early going with one of two losses coming at the hands of Lake Mary. Westlake (Texas) rounds out the top five as the highest-ranked team out of the Lone Star State thanks to a historic win over Dallas Jesuit (Texas). St. Mark’s (Texas), Blessed Trinity (Ga.) and Jesuit (Fla.) all moved into the rankings as well.
St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) retains its top billing in the West Region with an unbeaten start, though they have been tested particularly in a triple-overtime thriller over Torrey Pines (Calif.). Arapahoe, Legend and Mountain Vista are three Colorado teams in the top five after unbeaten starts with Legend making the biggest move thanks to a pair of wins over California teams. Another Colorado team, Valor Christian, will challenge Arapahoe and could climb with a win. De La Salle (Calif.) is in the final spot of the hotly contested Top 10 thanks to a pair of overtime wins amidst a tough schedule.
1. Lake Mary (Fla.), 10-0
The Rams are off to an unbeaten start, highlighted by wins over Ponte Vedra (Fla.) and IMG Academy (Fla.). The win over Ponte Vedra avenged last year’s playoff loss for the Rams. North Carolina recruit Caden Harshbarger is off to a hot start, providing a trick in Lake Mary’s win over Ponte Vedra. Previous: 9
2. St. Andrew’s (Fla.), 8-2
The Scots are off to an 8-2 start this year with wins so far over Jupiter (Fla.) and Pine Crest (Fla.). St. Andrew’s losses came against St. Edward’s (Fla.), and Boys Latin (Md.). Senior Jack Schulte has led the way with 22 goals. He has gotten a lot of help offensively from freshman Nick Testa who leads the team with 22 assists to go with 18 goals. Previous: 1
3. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 6-1
The Crusaders’ only blemish so far this year was a 13-5 loss to McDonogh (Md.) on March 14. In their six wins, the Crusaders have won by margins of eight or more goals. Cardinal Gibbons have gotten balanced scoring with Ayden Turner, Justin Conly, Brady Dolan and Zach Kerner all in double figures for goals this season. Previous: 7
4. Ponte Vedra (Fla.), 9-2
After a 9-1 start, the Sharks entered spring break on a losing note by falling to vaunted Bullis (Md.) 14-2. The loss followed a 16-14 win at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) on March 10. Maddox Johnson scored eight goals in the road win. Ponte Vedra’s only other loss came against Lake Mary in overtime on February 18. Previous: 2
5. Westlake (Texas), 5-0
The Chaparrals have faced a tough schedule early in the year, but managed to win all five games. Among the key wins to start the year was the program’s first-ever win over Dallas Jesuit (Texas) on March 4. After over two weeks off, Westlake returns to play this week to take on another tough foe – Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas). Previous: NR
6. Roswell (Ga.), 11-0
The Hornets are off to a perfect start this season, having won every game by at least five goals. Roswell is outsourcing opposition 192-57 to start the season. Roswell’s attack has been led by seniors Alex Lobel and Hill Plunkett. Previous: 5
7. St. Mark’s (Texas), 6-1
The Lions are off to a strong start highlighted by an 11-8 victory over Dallas Jesuit (Texas) on March 8. Jake Park, who scored a pair against Dallas Jesuit, has played a key role in St. Mark’s offense before heading to Air Force next season. St. Mark’s only blemish was against Westlake (Texas) on March 25. Previous: NR
8. Dallas Jesuit (Texas), 4-4
The defending state champs looked like they picked up where they left off by winning their first four contests. But the squad has since lost four in a row, including losing for the first time ever to Westlake (Texas). Cameron Martin and Charlie Schmidt have led Jesuit’s offense, each scoring over a dozen times to start the season. Previous: 4
9. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 11-0
The Titans are playing lacrosse akin to their perfect 24-0 season two years ago. Blessed Trinity is outsourcing opposition by a 144-68 margin. The highlight of Blessed Trinity’s season thus far is a 9-8 win over Lambert (Ga.) on February 17. Michael Read scored the go-ahead and game-winning goal to cap off a hat trick in the win over Lambert. Previous: NR
10. Jesuit (Fla.), 9-1
The Tigers are a goal away from having a perfect start to the season. Their only loss so far was an 11-10 heartbreaker against Lake Mary (Fla.). Jesuit has been led by freshman Cole Peck, who leads the team with 28 goals and 16 helpers. He scored four or more goals in four of his first six games. Previous: NR
— Justin Boggs
1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 6-0
The Wildcats avenged one of last season’s losses when they opened the season with a win over Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.). They’ve won five more in a row since then, including a three-overtime victory Friday over Torrey Pines with seniors Tristan Ghosh (Yale) and Bruno Chapman (Loyola) connecting on the game-winner over another of the teams that beat them a year ago. Between those bookend wins have been victories over teams such as De La Salle (Calif.) and Dallas Jesuit (Texas). St. Ignatius will be challenged over the next week by a Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) team just outside the Top 10 and No. 9 Jesuit Portland (Ore.). Previous: 1
2. Arapahoe (Colo.), 2-0
The Warriors should have a lot tougher tests ahead this week. Arapahoe outscored its first two opponents of the season by a combined 24-3 count. They face a couple of strong in-state opponents in Regis Jesuit (Colo.) on March 21 and No. 6 Valor Christian (Colo.) on March 24. Then, they go out of state for a big showdown at No. 3 Torrey Pines (Calif.) on March 28. Previous: 3
3. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 3-1
The Falcons moved up not solely by virtue of their wins, but because they gave top-ranked St. Ignatius its toughest test of the season. Torrey Pines took the top-ranked team to triple overtime before falling, 12-11, on March 18. Johns Hopkins commit Andrew Cook had 17 saves, while Rutgers-bound midfielder Matthew Mannarino scored three times and assisted on another score. He also had four ground balls. Blake Washburn and Jacob Mendez had five points apiece and James Duncan had a hat trick. The short stick defensive midfield unit of Ben Trask, SJ Dohrenwend and Joey Levenberg keyed the defensive efforts. Previous: 8
4. Legend (Colo.), 3-0
After a solid win over consistent Evergreen (Colo.), the Titans picked up a pair of big wins in California. They edged a pair of Top-10 foes in Mater Dei (Calif.) and St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) by identical 9-7 scores. Legend won seven of their final nine games last year. Previous: NR
5. Mountain Vista (Colo.), 3-0
The Golden Eagles haven’t had an early challenge while cruising by their first three opponents. Their closest contest was decided by nine goals. Mountain Vista should get a tougher game from Denver East (Colo.) on March 21. They don’t want to look too far ahead, but their first game of next month brings them Legend (Colo.). Previous: NR
6. Valor Christian (Colo.), 4-0
The Eagles have lined up a good one for the week against Arapahoe in a battle of unbeatens. Valor in succession took care of Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and La Costa Canyon (Calif.). Valor allowed just 17 goals over those three games. Previous: NR
7. Mater Dei (Calif.), 6-1
The Monarchs have lost just once, and they have already won four one-goal games. Their latest one-goal win was over Memorial (Texas) after suffering a two-goal loss to Legend. They’ve also edged Palo Verde (Nevada) and Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.) in tight early games. Previous: 4
8. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 6-1
The Tartans suffered their only loss of the year to Legend (Colo.). Otherwise, they have been dominant, but haven’t played the strength of schedule of some other teams ahead of them. They have some tougher games in April, but St. Margaret’s could get through March without another loss. Previous: 7
9. Jesuit Portland (Ore.), 1-0
The Crusaders opened their season with a 19-2 win over Sherwood (Ore.). After a trap game against Lake Oswego/Riverdale (Ore.), Jesuit will face a strong quartet of Redwood (Calif.), Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) and Westlake (Texas) for the chance to show just how good they are. Previous: 10
10. De La Salle (Calif.), 6-1
An overtime win over Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) aided the rise of the Spartans. John Christmas’s squad already had an overtime win over Redwood (Calif.) early in the month and suffered their only loss to St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) by three goals. They have the chance to go on a good run now before seeing Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) in three weeks. Previous: NR
— Justin Feil
The water may have receded across Fort Lauderdale, but the number of damaged homes is on the rise leaving behind a number of blocks lined with damaged furniture and belongings.At this time the City of Fort Lauderdale is reporting 585 homes with major damage, meaning homeowners got 18 inches or more of water inside the residence.Another 211 homes reportedly had minor damages.3:40‘I'm Displaced': Resident Loses Priceless Memories in Historic FloodingRepairs are already underway at Maria Rosenbaum's home...
The water may have receded across Fort Lauderdale, but the number of damaged homes is on the rise leaving behind a number of blocks lined with damaged furniture and belongings.
At this time the City of Fort Lauderdale is reporting 585 homes with major damage, meaning homeowners got 18 inches or more of water inside the residence.
Another 211 homes reportedly had minor damages.
‘I'm Displaced': Resident Loses Priceless Memories in Historic Flooding
Repairs are already underway at Maria Rosenbaum's home, but she can't replace her priceless mementos ruined by floodwaters. NBC6's Marissa Bagg reports
Conditions across the hard-hit areas of the Fort Lauderdale improved overnight and on Tuesday there were 36 pumping/vacuum trucks working at height of flooding, 20 crews pressure washing away dirt left behind, and 20 city inspectors assessing amount of flood damage to homes.
According to the city's recovery update, de-mucking operations and street-sweeping are expected to be completed by the end of day Friday.
In the neighborhood of Edgewood however, residents are assessing what from their homes was destroyed by the floodwater and bringing those items to their front yards to be hauled away.
Although power has been restored in the area, some residents told NBC6 they went days without power, and had sewer backups on Wednesday when the historic storms and flooding were at their worst.
Nearly a week later, some residents told NBC6 that they cannot flush their toilets yet and have had to find other temporary homes to live in.
Cars have been totaled and NBC6 reportedly has seen tow trucks driving through the neighborhood to remove cars for repairs.
"I'm stressed out, but I am hanging in there," said homeowner Nancy Gilbert whose home was badly flooded. "When you drive down the street, it looks like you're in another world. It's like a third-world country."
Joel Harrell is yet another resident who is emptying out his home, piling onto the curb all the damaged furniture caused by the floods.
"It's just a soggy, nasty mess," Harrell told NBC6. "And it is immense, everybody up and down the street."
The city is urging people to report the flood damages to their homes.
If you or someone you know is experiencing flood damages to your home, the city is urging people to report it by calling 954-828-8000 or by clicking here.
Why is I-4 an East-West road when it runs predominantly North-South? A reader posed that question as part of our Ask Orlando feature, and the answer is a mix of geography and history.First, the interstate highway system got going with the passing of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, and Interstate 4 was Florida’s first interstate project, cutting a diagonal across Central Florida.Construction began in 1958 with completion in 1965.The notion that the highway runs mostly north-south might be the case for those in ...
Why is I-4 an East-West road when it runs predominantly North-South? A reader posed that question as part of our Ask Orlando feature, and the answer is a mix of geography and history.
First, the interstate highway system got going with the passing of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, and Interstate 4 was Florida’s first interstate project, cutting a diagonal across Central Florida.
Construction began in 1958 with completion in 1965.
The notion that the highway runs mostly north-south might be the case for those in Central Florida, as it indeed wends its way through Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties often in a north-south alignment.
Overall, though, it runs from the intersection at Interstate 95 in Daytona Beach down to the intersection of Interstate 275 in Tampa. Its current length (not a straight line) is 132.3 miles (a 2- to 6-hour drive depending on the time of day and number of snowbirds in town). But in terms of geometry, we’re dealing with triangles.
So plotting those two points in Google Maps, the Daytona starting point is at 29°09’18.9″N, 81°04’32.5″W, while the Tampa end point is at 27°57’53.5″N, 82°27’09.3″W.
Using those coordinates and some mapping distance tools at https://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html, one can find the north-south distance difference in latitude is 82.27 miles while the east-west distance difference in longitude is 84.01 miles.
So the simple answer is that Interstate 4 is designated an East-West highway because it covers 1.74 more miles east to west than it does north to south.
But that’s today’s answer. If you go back to the 1960s, there was a little more clarity.
The original plan for Interstate 4 had it stretching over Tampa Bay and into St. Petersburg. A map of the state highway system in 1964 shows its end at U.S Highway 19.
In 1971, though, Interstate 75 was extended to Southwest Florida, and I-4 and I-75 shared the stretch of highway past its intersection. Today, that stretch is Interstate 275, and thus I-4 is shorter than it once was.
Back then, the east-west difference was 98.24 miles compared to a north-south difference of 90.90 miles, or 7.34 miles longer from east to west than north to south.
So more than 50 years ago, things were a little more clear geographically, and that is the reason I-4 received its even-number designation (And since it was farther south than Interstate 10, it needed an even number less than 10). Had it been a North-South interstate, it would have ended up with an odd number designation, something between I-75 and I-95.
So we could all be cursing some other numbered highway, but because of geography, we can all agree I-4 is a four-letter word.
Editor’s note: This story is part of Ask Orlando, a new feature in which we ask readers to ask questions, we hunt down the answers and report back. If you have a question you’d like us to report on, you can fill out the form below, or head to OrlandoSentinel.com/AskOrlando.
LeCesse Development Corporation is a step closer to delivering more apartment units to the Orlando market after securing land a short walk away from the Meadow Woods SunRail station.The Altamonte Springs-based developer paid $6.5 million on Sept. 28 for roughly 10 acres of property near the intersection of S. Orange Avenue and W. Wetherbee Road, according to Orange County deed records.LeCesse plans to begin construction on a 280-unit Class A multifamily comm...
LeCesse Development Corporation is a step closer to delivering more apartment units to the Orlando market after securing land a short walk away from the Meadow Woods SunRail station.
The Altamonte Springs-based developer paid $6.5 million on Sept. 28 for roughly 10 acres of property near the intersection of S. Orange Avenue and W. Wetherbee Road, according to Orange County deed records.
LeCesse plans to begin construction on a 280-unit Class A multifamily community by the fourth quarter of 2024, representatives told GrowthSpotter.
“With the site situated directly across the street from the Meadow Woods SunRail station, we saw an opportunity to provide a transit-oriented development,” Matthew Gourlay, senior development manager at LeCesse, said in a statement. “We are excited that our residents will have the convenience of the SunRail service at their doorstep.”
The property sits on the edge of the Southchase subdivision in the middle of an unfinished commercial center. A cluster of single-family homes stretch to the west while Southwood Elementary School and Cypress Senior High School sit to the south. The commercial center is home to a 7-Eleven, a car wash, and a dollar store and still has 75,937 square feet of commercial and retail entitlements.
A change to the Southchase PD approved by the county commission in February converted 32,340 square feet of commercial space to multifamily entitlements. The commission also granted the developer’s waiver request to allow apartment buildings as high as four stories.
The 16 SunRail stops from Volusia to Osceola Counties have become attractive spots for transit-oriented residential development.
In August, Chalifoux Management Group, led by Kissimmee developer Thomas Chalifoux Jr. and his son, Niles, submitted plans to bring 732 apartments to 38 acres north of the Poinciana SunRail station.
In July, Banyan Development Group purchased a little more than 3 acres near the Altamonte Springs’ SunRail station for $2.2 million with plans for a 92-unit affordable housing project.
To aid the affordable housing project, Banyan is set to receive $2.9 million from the state through Low Income Housing Tax credits and the Construction Housing Inflation Response Program (CHIRP).
Banyan promises to set 12 of the units at 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and 80 units at 60% of the AMI, according to records from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
Also in July, Miami-based Genesis US Properties filed construction plans for a transit-oriented apartment community right next to the Tupperware SunRail Station. The firm hopes to break ground in early 2024 on the four-story, 448-unit complex they’re calling Blue Osceola Apartments. Site plan shows three buildings with multiple courtyards and a dog park.
Meanwhile, LeCesse has been active in the Orlando market.
In April, the company began construction on a 252-unit apartment community at Crescent Park, just north of the Orlando International Airport.
The Sarah at Crescent Park, located along the west side of Conway Road, is expected to open in the fall of 2024.
LeCesse officials said the future apartment community near the Meadow Woods SunRail station will be similar to The Sarah.
The Sarah will feature five four-story, elevator-serviced buildings with open breezeways, consisting of one-, two-, and three-bedroom options.
The units would come with a cutting-edge SMART home package containing smart locks, voice-controlled lights, and Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats.
The property will feature a Class A amenity package, including an indoor/outdoor gym, a game room with billiard tables and a wet bar, a co-working space featuring private offices and coffee bar, a mini-market convenience store featuring sundries items, a pet spa, a movie room with surround sound and more.
Exterior amenities will include a pool with cabanas, multiple outdoor summer kitchens, a playground, lakeside lounge, cornhole and bocce ball areas and multiple pet parks.
LeCesse is also building the 292-unit Trio at JubiLee Park apartment complex on roughly 10 acres on the southwest corner of South Goldenrod Road and Hazeltine National Drive. It’s expected to open in November.