Up until the mid-1950’s Winter Springs was virtually open land covered in scrub pine and palmettos. Today, the City’s growth rivals that of adjacent Oviedo. With the development of Seminole County’s first upscale golf-course community, Tuscawilla, in the 70’s, Winter Springs began to grow and flourish. In 2007, it was voted 2nd best place to live in Florida by Money Magazine. Recently, the completion of the Winter Springs Town Center added 2,400 multi-family residential units, 99 single family-homes and over a million square feet of retail space and office space along with apartments, parks and public buildings. For more information, visit: www.winterspringsfl.org.
Settled over 140 years ago, the City of Oviedo got its first big break in 1964 when it was selected as home to Florida Technological University, now University of Central Florida, one of the largest and most diverse universities in the country. Since then, Oviedo has experienced tremendous growth and become a popular community for downtown Orlando commuters. Oviedo boasts all the modern conveniences, Grade A schools, plus miles of biking/hiking trails, air boating, a public golf course, historic district, sprawling agricultural areas and a seasonal U-Pick strawberry field. For more information, visit: www.cityofoviedo.net.
Longwood has a rich history dating back to the earliest settlers, the Seminole Indians. In 1873, Edward Hench homesteaded a tract in the area and named in “Longwood”. He was the first mayor and cofounded the South Florida Railroad connecting Sanford and Orlando. Today, Longwood is a modern place, home to several exclusive country club communities, mixed-use retail/ residential areas, historic places and at least 10 golf courses within 15 miles of the City! Longwood’s Historic District encompasses roughly 190 acres and has 37 contributing structures. It became part of the National Register of Historic Places in October 1990. For more information, visit: www.longwoodfl.org.
Lake Mary is one of Central Florida’s hottest growth areas. CNN/Money Magazine continue to rank it as the #1 small town in Florida in which to live. Despite many challenges related to the economy to include a declining real estate market, Lake Mary has never lost its focus of promoting a sense of community where people can live, work and play in a safe and friendly environment. Located approximately 18 miles north of Orlando, the City continues to be a choice location for high tech businesses. Among other things Lake Mary is known for its well planned residential communities, excellent schools, prominent businesses including outstanding restaurants, and a variety of shopping opportunities. For the golf enthusiast, close by there are 3 of Central Florida's top-rated country clubs boasting championship golf courses - Heathrow, Timacuan and Magnolia Plantation country clubs. For more information, visit: www.lakemaryfl.com.
Founded in 1926 to be used as a fernery and suburban residential community, Casselberry boasts over a dozen parks, more than two dozen lakes and a municipal golf course. With a constant vision toward the future, Casselberry has evolved from a sparsely populated agricultural town to a bustling, dynamic City which has maintained an enviable growth rate in both residential and commercial areas. Offering a rich quality of life supported by excellent City services, tranquil residential surroundings, and a continually expanding business market, Casselberry is an exciting and thriving community in which to live, work and play. For more information, visit: http://www.casselberry.org.
Positioned in the geographic heart of Central Florida, Altamonte Springs boasts a dynamic mix of fine retail establishments, hotels, upscale offices, commercial space,abundant restaurants, and housing in all price ranges. In addition to single-family and multi-family homes nestled in lakeside and tree-shaded communities, Altamonte Springs is located in one of the more affluent areas of Central Florida. The new $250 million Uptown Altamonte is a destination offering carefree living, convenient shopping, offices and an enviable collection of places to eat, drink and be entertained. A casual community to discover and enjoy. A privileged place to experience unlike any other in Central Florida. In true downtown fashion, pedestrian-friendly streets and uniquely crafted walkways lined with specialty shops and eateries, as well as recognizable favorites that serve a loyal patronage. For more information, visit www.altamonte.org.