First problem is that there are no 'nice neighborhoods' near MCO
unless you are talking $500K+ (probably more).
If you are a normal working stiff, but in say managment, you will want to consider Oviedo. The houses are running in the $300's but the neighborhoods and schools are incredible and your a straight shot down the 417 (toll) to the airport. Now if you are a ramp rat or something along those lines there is not too much I can say, but try to find a place in Seminole County (near 436/Semoran. Sure it's a pain in the a$$ to schelp down to the airport on a regular road, but if you compare the crime rates, and the quality of schools Seminole County BURYS Orange County for quality of life.