Altamonte Springs Real Estate
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It’s more than Red, Hot, & Boom – it’s a vibrant 21st century community that is lighting up the sky in many other ways.
Known best for throwing Florida’s largest Independence Day celebration, Altamonte Springs is exploding in many other directions. It’s an area that has been achieving ‘firsts’ ever since Dr. Washington Kilmer was the first European to settle, in 1870, on the high hill – the English translation of the Spanish word Altamont. It was the first winter resort town, developed as a playground for the rich and famous in the late 1880s, and a healing place where people went to recuperate, with the help of the medicinal waters of the local springs, from a range of ailments and illnesses.
Today, Altamonte Springs is the bustling retail center of Seminole County. A highly innovative city, it is recognized nationally for its leadership in business-oriented environmental sustainability. A-First is even the name given to the city’s reclaimed water program that uses what other municipalities treat as waste to irrigate the city’s lawns.
A convenient location right in the center of central Florida, a firm base of support services and proactive government that understands the commercial and business needs of today’s economy make Altamonte Springs real estate highly desirable as a place to call home. The bustling population is now more than 40,000. Altamonte Springs is close to Orlando and just 30 minutes from Daytona Beach, making it a place for families, millennials and retirees alike. Add to that, great restaurants, entertainment, recreation and shopping, attractive, safe, and affordable neighborhoods and some of Florida’s best schools. What more can you want in an ideal place to live?
Five public elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools serve Altamonte Springs and there are six private schools. Seminole State College has a branch in the city the University of Central Florida, Rollins College and the Orlando Branch Campus of Everglades University are all within easy reach.
Transportation serving the city’s skilled workforce and vibrant business environment provides easy access to, from, and around the city whether you work in town or commute to Orlando. There is local bus service and a SunRail commuter station. Both Orlando International Airport and Orlando Sanford International are within a thirty minutes drive of Altamonte Springs.
Outdoor activities abound in Altamonte Springs. You can walk, bike or hike the trails of Lake Lotus Park, Hermits Trail and the Main and Turnbull park. All have benches if you prefer to sit and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. And, if boating is what you’re into, the Lake Orienta Boat Ramp provides access to fishing, skiing, and other water activities and is also a place for family activities. Cranes Roost Park in the center of the city is the place to go for sunset concerts and movie nights. There’s a Petrified Forest there for Halloween and a popular Earth Day Event, too.
That brings us back to Red, Hot, & Boom — the famed Independence Day firework festival. Colorful fireworks light up the sky while friendly neighbors gather and mingle in awe. So find your ideal Altamonte Springs home and you’ll be in time to be among the 150,000 celebrants next year!
We’d love to help you find your dream home! Contact Gitta Sells to schedule a showing at one of our Altamonte Springs real estate properties today!