At the local level, Seminole County is blessed to have seven great cities, each with their own distinctive flair and a reputation for being cooperative with businesses in their municipality.
Learn more at the Altamonte Springs website.
Casselberry is located in the southern portion of Seminole County, Florida, approximately 10 miles north of downtown Orlando. Two major roadways, U.S. Highway 17-92 and State Road 436, intersect, connecting the City of Casselberry to all of Central Florida, including Interstate 4 which less than 5 miles away and the Central Florida GreenWay which is only 8 miles away. The City is engaged in development and redevelopment along the U.S. Highway 17-92 corridor, which presents mixed use, retail and residential opportunities. Learn more at the Casselberry website.
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...that's part of the reason Lake Mary is still one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida. Located approximately 18 miles north of Orlando just off Interstate 4, the City continues to be a choice location for high tech businesses, many of which spend considerable time and money searching for the right place. 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.
The crime rate in Lake Mary is one of the lowest in Florida thanks to our pro-active, community based Police Department. On the fire side, we have a skilled Fire Department ready to deal with any emergency including rapid response and rescue. Our Parks and Recreation facilities are not only beautifully maintained, but offer something for everyone. The bottom line is that Lake Mary has all the conveniences of Orlando without the traffic! Learn more at the Lake Mary website.
Incorporated and Unincorporated Longwood has a population of 56,457 and an average household income of $66,120. Incorporated Longwood is a city of approximately 14,000 people and 5.6 square miles and is conveniently located on Interstate 4 and State Road 434 and is home to one of 13 stations on the SunRail commuter rail line. A number of business and industrial parks including the Florida Central Commerce Park are home to numerous companies including award winning business incubators. That strong business core which accounts for its daytime population of over 21,000; includes South Seminole Hospital, a part the Orlando Health system, UPS, FedEx, Collis Roofing, Comprehensive Energy Services and Pemberton Attachments.
The Seminole County School System plays an important role in drawing the population and a higher household income into the greater Longwood area. The Seminole Schools rank 5th out of 68 districts in the state and first in the greater Orlando area. Longwood's Lyman High School, ranked in the top 1.9% of all high schools nationally, is recognized as the best in the state for technical and pre-engineering curriculum .
In 2014 the City received recognition from WJXT Channel 4, an independent television station in Jacksonville, as one of the 4 safest places to raise a family in Florida. Most recently Bestplaces.net named Longwood as one of the top 10 best places to live in Florida, the 2015 Niche Rankings has Longwood as the 9th best suburb in Florida to raise a family and Nerd wallet ranked Longwood as the "7th Best Florida City to Start a Business".
Learn more at the Longwood website.
Oviedo is located in eastern Seminole County and is approximately 16 square miles in size.Currently the population stands at approximately 34,965, of which 75 % are white non-Hispanic, 12% are Hispanic, 8% are black, non-Hispanic and the remaining 5 % of the population are various races. The average household income is $78,000and the median home price is $282,250 for a 2100 square-foot home. Major employers include Publix supermarkets, A. Duda and Sons, Inc. major growers of sod, the Oviedo Marketplace shopping mall, Seminole Community College, which sits just outside the City’s corporate limits and the City of Oviedo itself with over 300 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff members. The median age of Oviedo’s residents is 36.5. Forty-one percent of the citizens are college graduates. The City is home to four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Learn more at the Oviedo website.
A vibrant, young community with a rich history, Winter Springs is one of Florida's premiere destinations. The City offers a top-tier educational system and excellent quality of life, and was recently chosen as one of the "Best Places to Live" by CNN Money Magazine and the Orlando Sentinel. Situated on Central Florida's newest technology corridor, Seminole Way, our pro-business community's growth will be fueled by technology industry clusters and collaborative relationships with educational and research leaders. The continued development of our Town Center provides entertainment, retail and cultural activities right at the heart of our City. The City Commission has established strategic objectives to enable our City to become an economic engine for Seminole County while maintaining the services and public amenities enjoyed by our residents, businesses, and visitors. This brochure highlights our City's history, relaxing quality of life, business community, targeted opportunity sites, facilities and business assistance programs. Learn more at the Winter Springs website.
Sanford, one of Central Florida’s oldest incorporated cities, is home to bricklined streets, towering oaks, elegant store-fronts and large, nineteenth-century Victorian homes. The downtown, which once featured feed stores and dry good sellers, now showcases antique shops, restaurants and art galleries. Picturesque First Street, the center of downtown Sanford, is a vibrant, enticing destination. Events, such as the Saturday morning Farmers Market and jazz concerts in Magnolia Square; theatrical productions at the newly renovated Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center; and the monthly Alive After 5 street parties attract visitors from all over Central Florida. Learn more at the Sanford website.