Central Florida Real Estate
Oviedo, Florida Community Guide for Seminole County Buyers and Sellers
Located in Seminole County, Oviedo is a wonderful city that had a population of 33,342 as of the 2010 Census.
This community, which is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area definitely has a lot to offer home buyers. Let’s take a closer look at that now!
First, A Brief History of Oviedo
This community was settled by Europeans in the late 1800s.
It got its name because early settlers wanted to make sure the community had a Spanish name to go with the Spanish name of the state. Thus, the community was named Oviedo, which is a community in northern Spain.
Modern Day Oviedo
Located along the Central Southern edge of Seminole County just minutes from the University of Central Florida, Oviedo is one of the county's fastest growing cities and it encompasses over 15 square miles.
In fact, several publications have recognized it as an outstanding place to live!
For instance, CNN Money Magazine ranked Oviedo #100 on its top 100 places to live in 2009.
It also was listed as one of the Top 10 Towns for Families in Family Circle's August 2011 issue
Another claim to fame is that Oviedo was voted Best Places to Raise Kids in Florida in Businessweek for 2013.
Public Education is Top Notch Here
Meanwhile, parents with school aged children will be pleased that their children will attend some outstanding public schools within the Seminole County Public Schools system.
This school system is comprised of 6 public elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.
- Carillon Elementary School
- John Evans Elementary School
- Lawton Elementary School
- Marguerite Partin Elementary School
- Douglas Stenstrom Elementary School
- Joan Walker Elementary School (in Chuluota)
- Jackson Heights Middle School
- Lawton Chiles Middle School
- Tuskawilla Middle School
- Oviedo High School
- Paul J. Hagerty High School
- Winter Springs High School
There’s also a number of private schools in the area as well, including:
- The Master's Academy (Pk-12)
- St. Luke's Lutheran School (Pk-8)
- Teen Transformation Ministries (All Male)
- Tuskawilla Montessori Academy (3-12)
The Neighborhoods of Oviedo
Perhaps one of the reasons people love living here so much is that it’s home to a number of excellent and established residential communities.
These include: Whispering Woods, Aloma Woods, Remington Park, Carillon, Little Creek, Sanctuary, Kingsbridge, Riverside, Riverwind Apartments, Twin Rivers, and Bear Creek.
There are also a number of newer subdivisions as well, including the Oviedo Forest, Providence, Clayton's Crossing, Stratford Green, the Trails, and Live Oak Reserve.
Work Hard, Play Hard
For as much as Oviedo residents take their professions and school seriously, they also love having a good time as a community.
Thus, this community is home to a number of outstanding annual events, including: Taste of Oviedo, Oviedo Womans Club Great Day in the Country, Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce Taste of Oviedo, City of Oviedo 4 July Celebration and the Oviedo Historical Society Monthly Farmers Market.
It really is a great place to live for an array of personal interests!
Buy Your Next Florida Home in Oviedo!
If this community sounds like exactly the kind of place you’ve been searching for as a home buyer, then I invite you to contact me, Debbie Summers, your dedicated Seminole County real estate agent, today.
I would love to assist you by answering all of your questions and also providing you with valuable insight on available home listings here.
List Your Current Home for Sale Today!
And please make sure to also connect with me if you’re ready to list the home you already own in Oviedo.
I’ll work hard to help you get the price you want for your property and to sell it as quickly as possible.
Oviedo offers some of the most preserved natural settings in Central Florida. You can take an airboat ride on Lake Jessup while visiting the Black Hammock Fish Camp and explore the lake that is home to the highest population of alligators of any lake in Florida. You can walk or ride the cross Seminole Trail for miles and explore the area's natural beauty.
Take In The History
Dating back to the 1870's when Lake Jessup locals needed a post office, an early settler started the paperwork. He needed a unique name and decided to name the new post office Oviedo after the city in Northern Spain. There are several historic sites to visit such as the Wheeler-Evans House
Top Area Picks
Oviedo is home to many highly-rated restaurants, but the top spots to eat are: Sushi POP, The Townhouse Restaurant, Santorini, an TJ's Seafood Shack.
Many small speciality shops and well-known department stores are located in the Oviedo Mall, and the mall's movie theater is a great place to take a break from a day of shopping.
The area offers a wide variety of activities and events, including the highly rated and affordable Twin Rivers Golf Club. Reviews comment that this course is a great value and challenge.
Would you like to learn more about the area of Oviedo? You can use our Oviedo MLS search features to browse Oviedo homes for sale, and learn more about the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Area by requesting our Oviedo Relocation Guide. More Questions? Would you like to tour some homes? Simply contact me, Debbie Summers, your expert Oviedo real estate agent.