Legoland Florida Helps Piece Together Area's Real Estate Market

Those colorful, snap-together plastic building pieces we all loved as kids now have a theme park attraction all their own. Legoland Florida is set to open in Fall 2011 in Winter Haven, Fla., at the old Cypress Gardens site. (There is already a Legoland Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., as well as related theme parks in Europe.)

As with all new visitor venues, swirls of economic impact to the area are immediately mentioned, but what about the real estate market in the surrounding area?

Well, it would seem that job creation would automatically affect housing in the area, but when will the impact be evident?