Longwood Florida: Suburban Living at its Best!
Longwood Florida is a small town of 13,000 in the Bedroom Belt around Orlando Florida that offers a little something different from the average suburb. With some of the most visited attractions in the world, a busy international airport, a booming city just a few miles away, and Florida’s famous crystal clear springs that can be reached with a short drive, this is a great place to get started in life, raise a family, or settle down for retirement. Housing is abundant and Longwood schools are rated above almost every district in the state. Nothing describes Longwood better than suburban living at its best.
The town of Longwood has been here since well before Orlando as you will see the first time you visit its historical downtown. Much of its appeal is that small town feel, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do here. Fifteen miles to the south, Orlando offers a world of choices for everything from a rousing nightlife to Disney World and more. A five-minute drive to the north will make you forget there is a city within a thousand miles. Natural lands and walking trails abound, offering hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and many other outdoor activities. There are at least 10 golf courses within 15 miles of the city.
Schools – the Seminole County Public School District has about 66,000 students enrolled in eight schools, all rated at eight or above by Great Schools. The Florida Department of Education named the school system an academically high-performing school district. Its high schools have the sixth highest graduation rate in the state and has been ranked in the top five percent nationally by Newsweek magazine for four consecutive years.
Housing – Longwood has seen steady growth in the housing market over the last four years with the median price of a single-family home at $242,000. There are several independent and assisted living communities that are rated far above the national average within the city limits.
Historic District – From the clock tower to the Bradley-McIntyre House, one is reminded that everything is not just Disney World or Universal Studios in Central Florida. The Historic District is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. Every 2nd Saturday of the month sees the Longwood Historic District Car Show, a monthly vintage car show hosted by the City of Longwood. Anyone with a vintage car can drive it down and show it off. Food tents, DJs providing 50’s and 60’s car music, and all kind of family fun make the Car Show a lot of fun.
Events and Places of Interest:
Wekive Island: https://www.wekivaisland.com/ Located at 1014 Miami Springs Drive and along the Wekiva River, WeKiva Island is close enough to drop by after a long day at work, rent a kayak or paddleboard, and cap of the day at The Tooting Otter with a craft beer or glass of wine. Or you can rent a River-bana for the day and have your own private retreat on the river.
Big Tree Park – https://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/locations/Big-Tree-Park.stml Big Tree Park is home to bike trails, nature walks, and some of the oldest trees in the world. There you can see the burned out remains of “The Senator”, the 3500-year-old Bald Cypress that was destroyed by arson a few years ago and its younger sibling, Lady Liberty which is only 2000 years old.
Historic Downtown Longwood: https://www.historiclongwood.com/
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