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Located just north of Orlando between Altamonte Springs and Deltona along Interstate 4 near Lake Jessup and Lake Apopka, Longwood - the oldest city in Seminole County - was founded in 1878 and named after a fashionable Boston suburb.  The Russian Czarist, Mr. P.A. Demens, discovered the area, opened up a lumber mill and brought the railroad through the Longwood community.  As business and tourism grew, the City became known as the "Friendly Crossroads."  We are proud to say, with the influx of people from almost every state in the Union, that we still consider ourselves as the "Friendly Crossroads."  Orlando Realtors John Hambrick and Angela Chapman can help you find real estate from charming condos to luxury homes. Or, if you're interested in selling your home, they can help you find the best price.

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During the first half of the 1800's, several forts were established on real estate in Central Florida as bases for military action. When the threat of Seminole Indian attacks receded, many settlers moved to Longwood and established orange groves and other crops in the area. They sent word to the North, speaking of the Florida climate and warm weather. Soon, more and more moved to the Central Florida area to build their houses.




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Longwood soon became inundated with entrepreneurs, small business owners, churches and houses. Many of these early buildings are still in existence today in downtown Longwood





and many are on the National Register of Historic Places.  New economic and real estate development opportunities were brought to the area in the 1960's and 1970's, fueled by both the space industry and the development of Walt Disney World and other attractions.  Angela Chapman and John Hambrick, Orlando Realtors, can help with real estate for investment, retirement or for those wanting to take advantage of Longwood's small town character and beautiful weather.   They know how to bring buyers and sellers together, so give them a call if you need to sell your Longwood home.


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Longwood Florida houseclearThe City prides itself on providing a favorable atmosphere to the real estate development and enhancement of commercial and industrial uses. There are approximately 465 real estate acres devoted to commercial use and approximately 355 acres for industrial purposes within the City.  New developers are always welcome by staff  to meet and review their location/development needs and discuss all aspects of permitting activities and approvals.

Longwood is unique in that it provides a comfortable, safe, small town atmosphere while being nestled within a larger, dynamic metropolitan area which is internationally known for its ambiance and attractions. You will surely love the tree-lined, brick streets and park benches, and the quiet charm.

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The Historic City of Longwood takes collective pride in that a significant portion of its central area is on the National Register of Historic Places. The combination of this Old Florida charm and the City’s dedication to attracting new and dynamic industrial enterprise warrants careful examination by newcomers. We welcome all your interests.  Known for its country club developments, ours is a wonderful residential community with recreation for boating, swimming, canoeing n the Wekiva River, golfing on some of the best golf courses, horseback riding, biking, jogging, and walking trails.

Call Metro Orlando Realtor John Hambrick and Longwood Realtor Angela Chapman to learn more about Longwood and about any of the other beautiful communities surrounding Orlando in Seminole County, Orange County, Lake County, Osceola County, Polk County, and Volusia County.  They know you want a return on your investment, so give them a call to help you sell your home in the Central Florida area.

Timacuan lake mary bentleypark floridaclearThe City  takes pride in its strong sense of community and its commitment to high standards of quality living. That's part of the reason Lake Mary is one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida! Primarily a suburban single family residential community, Lake Mary is a sought after location for young families and professionals. Located along the fast growing high tech business center near Heathrow, the City offers well planned residential communities, excellent schools, prominent businesses, and a variety of shopping. It's a friendly place to live and work and few places are more attractive.

Lake Mary Realtors John Hambrick and Angela Chapman can show you re-sales or newly built homes, villas, condos, townhouses. multi-unit complexes, ranches and luxury estates. And can help you sell your Central Florida home. They know how to bring buyers and sellers together. Contact them for all of your real estate needs.

Annual Events:

Longwood Arts & Crafts Festival: Along the streets of historic Longwood. Always the Saturday and Sunday before Thanksgiving. Be sure to stop in at the Lions Club booth for the best food at the festival!

Annual Holiday Open House: Sponsored by Merchants of Historic Longwood. Always the first Sunday of December from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Christmas in Olde Longwood: Lesson and carols in Christ Episcopal Church. Dinner at the Bradlee/McIntyre House, first Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in December.

Longwood Founders Day Arts & Crafts Festival: Along the streets of historic Longwood. Always in March.

Golf Courses:

Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes - Semi-Private 1700 Alaqua Lakes Blvd
Longwood, Florida 32779
Seminole County
(407) 444-9995
Wekiva Golf Club - Semi-Private 200 Hunt Club Blvd
Longwood, Florida 32779
Seminole County
(407) 862-5113
Trophy Club of Orlando, The - Semi-Private 2662 Sabal Club Way
Longwood, Florida 32779
Seminole County
(407) 869-4622
Rolling Hills Golf Club - Private 1749 Art Hagan Pl
Longwood, Florida 32750
Seminole County
(407) 831-1312
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Trophy Club of Orlando, The - Semi-Private 2662 Sabal Club Way
Longwood, Florida 32779
Seminole County
(407) 869-4622
Big Tree Park
761 General Hutchinson Parkway

Hours: open daily 8 a.m. to Sunset
Admission: Free
Big Tree Park is home to one of Florida's most famous natural landmarks. "The Senator" is a 3,500 year-old Bald Cypress Tree, believed by many to be the oldest living tree in the United States. The park also features a peaceful boardwalk through natural marsh lands and a picnic area for families to enjoy a special meal in a natural setting

Statistics:

Population (year 2000): 13,745
Land area: 5.3 square miles
The amount of surface water is 0.751 sq kilometers.
Median house value: $99,400 (year 2000) 

Longwood average annual precipitation is 51.5 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 58.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 69.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 73.8 degrees F.
Hospitals/medical centers:

  • CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • LAKSIDE ALTERNATIVES HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
Airports certified for carrier operations:

  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 9 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • ORLANDO INTL (about 20 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • DAYTONA BEACH INTL (about 38 miles; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; ID: DAB)
Other public-use airports:

  • EXECUTIVE (about 12 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: ORL)
  • ORLANDO COUNTRY (about 16 miles; PLYMOUTH, FL; ID: X04)
  • BOB WHITE FIELD (about 19 miles; ZELLWOOD, FL; ID: X61)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students:

  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 6 miles; MAITLAND, FL)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WINTER PARK, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 11 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; DELAND, FL)
  • EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; DAYTONA BEACH, FL)
Public high school:

  • LYMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high school:

  • PACE BRANTLEY HALL SCHOOL (Location: 3221 SAND LAKE RD; Grades: 3 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools:

  • MILWEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROCK LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WOODLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • WEKIVA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • SABAL POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • LONGWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHOICES IN LEARNING CHARTER SCHOOL (Grades: KG - 06)
  • EXCEL ANNEX (Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle schools:

  • FOREST LAKE EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 2801 SAND LAKE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE MASTER'S ACADEMY (Location: 893 EAST STATE ROAD 434; Grades: KG - 5)
  • WEKIVA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Location: 1675 DIXON RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OAK ARBOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Location: 1902 LONGWOOD LAKE MARY RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MARKHAM WOODS ACADEMY (Location: 1681 EAST WILLIAMSON ROAD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • LONGWOOD CHRISTIAN LEARNING CT (Location: 220 E WILDMERE AVE; Grades: KG - KG)

Major Subdivisons in Longwood,

Alaqua Lakes, Brentwood Club, High Croft Point, Longwood Club, Longwood Real Estate, Markham Glen, Markham Place-Longwood, Markham Woods-Longwood, Sweetwater Oaks , Sweetwater Springs, Shadowbay, Sabal Point, Sweetwater Island, Wilson Park, Wingfield North, Wingfield Reserve

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