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Sanford Community Guide for Seminole County Buyers and Sellers

Located in Florida’s Seminole County, the port city of Sanford is a quaint southern community of just 53,000 residents as of the 2010 Census.

It is one of the major communities that make up the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to a total of 2,134,000 people.

This community, which is sometimes known as the Historic Waterfront Gateway City, sits on the southern shore of Lake Monroe.

Continue reading to learn more about this fantastic city.

A Primer on Sanford, Florida

Nestled along the historic and breathtaking St. John's River, Sanford is located in Seminole County, Florida, directly north of Orlando. The area of Sanford has older agricultural roots and offers beautiful landscapes and wide open spaces with only short drives to metropolitan areas and events

This community has been a popular place to live since the time of the Native Americans, who first settled in the area thousands of years ago.
Situated just 32 miles from Orlando, this community has a number of claims to fame, including Seminole State College of Florida as well as the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

It also has a thriving downtown area that attracts plenty of tourists throughout the year with its shops, restaurants and even a marina.

And the Orlando Sanford International Airport is also located here, making it easier for residents to go on those faraway vacations!

Additional Attractions Worth Noting in Sanford

Regardless of your interests, you’re sure to find a recreational amenity here that complements it. Some of these attractions include:

  • Riverwalk Trail
  • Local Parks
  • Fort Mellon Park 
  • The Paw Park Sanford
  • Park on Park
  • The Sanford Farmers Market (Every Saturday)
  • The Wayne Densch performing arts center
  • Sanford Museum 
  • Central Florida Soapbox Derby
  • Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium

Buy Your Next Home in Sanford

If this community sounds like the right fit for you and your family, then please contact me, Debbie Summers, your dedicated Seminole County real estate expert, today.

I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about this community as well as tell you all about available listings here.

List Your Current Sanford Home Today!

And make sure to also connect with me if you’re ready to list the home you already own in this community.

I will work with you at every stage of the home selling process to help ensure a successful outcome on the local housing market.

Contact me to learn more! 

Key Features

  • Endless Outdoors Fun
    Whether kayaking at the Lower Wekiva River State Preserve or enjoying a day at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, you'll find plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family in Sanford, FL.

  • Historic District
    Downtown Sanford features beautiful architecture as well as unique shops and restaurants. Locals enjoy walking around downtown and to Lake Monroe, which is within walking distance. On Saturday mornings, the Farmers Market opens in downtown.

Top Area Picks

  • Dining
    Sanford is home to many great local restaurants, including Hollerback Willow Tree Cafe, Rabbitfoot Records Coffee Lounge, Shantell's Soul Food Kitchen, and Caffe-Di-Riverwalk, which offers outdoor dining with beautiful views of Lake Monroe.

  • Shopping
    In addition to the shops and boutiques of Historic Downtown Sanford, shoppers will love to spend a day at the Seminole Towne Center mall, which features popular department stores and shops.

  • Area Attractions
    The theater is alive in Sanford with the Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center and the The Princess Theater, both of which are in Sanford's Historic Downtown District. Also popular is the Public History Center, a fun little museum all about Sanford's rich history.

Relocate to Sanford

Ready to learn more about the area of Sanford? You can use our Sanford MLS search features to browse Sanford homes for sale, and learn more about the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Area by requesting our Sanford Relocation Guide. More Questions? Would you like to tour some homes? Simply contact me, Debbie Summers, your expert Sanford real estate agent.


Autumn Chase Sanford Florida
$200,000 - $300,000
Sq Ft: 2,000 - 3,500
$125,000 - $200,000
Sq Ft: 1,750 - 3,000
$500,000 - $800,000
Sq Ft: 3,700 - 6,000
Berrington Club
$250,000 - $500,000
Sq Ft: 2,000 - 4,000
Buckingham Estates Sanford Florida
$225,000 - $1,500,000
Sq Ft: 1,750 - 5,000
$125,000 - $200,000
Sq Ft: 1,250 - 2,500
Celery Key Sanford Florida
$90,000 - $190,000
Sq Ft: 1,400 - 2,750
$95,000 - $175,000
Sq Ft: 1,250 - 3,000
Country Club Park Lake Mary Florida
$100,000 - $300,000
Sq Ft: 1,500 - 2,750
The Dakotas a gated community in Sanford, Florida
$200,000 - $225,000
Sq Ft: 1,250 - 2,000
$50,000 - $150,000
Sq Ft: 1,000 - 2,000
$300,000 - $800,000
Sq Ft: 3,000 - 6,000
Hidden Creek Reserve Neighborhood Entry in Sanford Florida
$225,000 - $350,000
Sq Ft: 2,000 - 4,500
Kays Landing Sanford Florida
$200,000 - $300,000
Sq Ft: 2,000 - 3,500
$225,000 - $1,000,000
Sq Ft: 2,000 - 5,000