Longwood which is located in Seminole County is one of the most historic towns of Central Florida largely due to proximity to the St. Johns River. Other details worth mentioning are –
- Longwood is located approximately 11.5 miles north of Orlando
- Lots of established shopping centers and easy access to Interstate 4
- Historical background – Steamboats along the St. Johns River allowed many settlers to first arrived to the area via Sanford. Many early communities settled the area called Longwood homesteads.
Longwood is the address for many of the upscale neighbourhoods such as Sweetwater Oaks, Alaqua, Alqua Lakes and Wingfield North. Longwood is highly sought after because of its established neighborhoods, amenities and excellent schools. Its proximity to Lake Mary also makes it very appealing.
The largest employer is South Seminole Hospital which is a part of the Orlando Health system. To learn more about this hospital, click South Seminole Hospital
City of Longwood
The city is very pro-active for its residents in terms of offering family recreational activities. Below are recreational programs that city offers its residents on an annual basis:
- Movie in the park
- Senior Matinee
- Senior Dances
- Father Daughter Dance
- Family movie night
- National Night Out
- Halloween Night
- Celebrate the Season
- Summer Camps
- Santa visits
The Reserve at Alaqua, a new construction community by Standard Pacific Homes offers single family homes starting in the $600K price range for approximately 3500 heated sq ft homes. Some of the features associated with this community include an 18 hold golf course and guard gated community.