Central Florida Real Estate
Longwood Community Guide for Seminole County Buyers and Sellers
Just a 15 minute drive from Downtown Orlando in the Southwest quadrant of Seminole County, Longwood offers history, nature, convenience, and some of the most desirable neighborhoods in the area.
This quaint suburban city that had a population of 13,657 as of the 2010 Census.
This community, which is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area, is only 5.6-square-miles – and yet it has plenty to offer its residents.
What Home Buyers Should Know About Longwood’s History
This community has a history that dates back to the time of the Native Americans.
The earliest European settlers in the area are said to have arrived in the early 1870s.
The community continued to grow over the decades thanks to a number of robust industries early on, including the railroad industry.
Today, this community still has a thriving local economy.
According to the city’s 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city today are:
- South Seminole Hospital
- Collis Roofing
- Lyman High School
- City of Longwood
- Consolidated Label Co.
- Comprehensive Energy Services
- Chambrel at Island Lake
- Fed Ex
Excellent Recreational Amenities Await You
More than just a place to earn a paycheck, however, this community also offers a great deal of recreational amenities as well.
- Bradlee-McIntyre House
- Longwood Historic District
The Schools in This Florida Community
The school-age children who live here are served by some high-performing schools within the Seminole County Public Schools system.
Specifically, they will attend:
- Sabal Point Elementary
- Woodlands Elementary
- Wekiva Elementary
- Rock Lake Middle
- Milwee Middle
- Lyman High
Buy Your Next Seminole County Home in Longwood
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The Great Outdoors
The Wekiva River meanders through Longwood, presenting the opportunity for kayaking, fishing, swimming, volleyball, and much more at the popular Wekiva Island.
History At Its Best
The oldest city in Seminole County, Longwood's East Side features the historic district, which dates back to 1875. The Longwood Historic District encompasses 190 acres and includes 37 historical structures.
Top Area Picks
Longwood features many excellent dining options, from fine lakefront dining at Enzo's On The Lake to authentic experiences at Polonia Restaurant or Gateway To India.
Shopping choices are plentiful in Longwood! Enjoy a day of outlet mall shopping at Bealls Outlet or find the perfect gift at the Cottage Gift Shop in Historic Longwood.
From an day with the award winning Expedition Florida Adventures Day Tours to a pint at the Hourglass Brewery or the playground at Big Tree Park, there is something for every age and interest.
Want to learn more about the Longwood area? Use our Longwood MLS search features to browse Longwood homes for sale, and learn more about the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Area by requesting our Longwood Relocation Guide. More Questions? Would you like to tour some homes? Simply contact me, Debbie Summers, your expert Longwood real estate agent.