Oviedo FL Central Florida Lake Charm real estateclearOviedo's roots go back to a tiny settlement of homes on the south shore of Lake Jesup in today's Seminole County. This settlement, known as Solarla's Wharf, boasted two general stores and a post office in 1865 and houses of white settlers had just begun to appear, attracted by the promise of a long growing season. Some of the settlers were attracted to a very small lake which was not far from Lake Jesup. By 1869 several houses and a hotel had been built along its shores. A New York physician, Dr. Henry Foster, opened a convalescent home on this piece of real estate and encouraged his patients to come to the area to recuperate from illnesses.

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One of these visitors, believing that the beauty and charm of the lake helped to bring her invalid father back to health, is said to have given Lake Charm its name.

By 1875 mail was being brought to Solarla's Wharf twice a week by rowboat from Sanford. The post office itself had been moved from Lake Charm, and in 1883 the settlement which had sprung up around it was named Oviedo by the first postmaster. In 1886 the long-sought railroad finally came to the city.

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In 1894 disaster struck. A hard freeze hit the orange groves late in December, followed by another in February of the following year. Many of the grove owners were ruined and left, but the more determined stayed. It was 25 years before the effects of the freeze were completely overcome.

By 1950 Oviedo was the second largest town in Seminole County with a population of 1,800. Nearly a million crates of celery and a third of a million crates of citrus were being shipped from Oviedo each year.





Currently, housing choices range from charming condos, villas, townhouses and single family bungalows to luxury homes. Orlando Realtor John Hambrick and Oviedo Realtor Angela Chapman can help you find your perfect slice of real estate or sell your Central Florida home.

Oviedo FL Central Florida Univerity of FloridaclearThe selection in 1964 of the site just south of Oviedo for the University of Central Florida, then known as Florida Technological University, promised greater growth for the area. Today, Oviedo is home to over 26,000 residents. The wonderful Central Florida quality of living and closeness of cultural and entertainment choices and close-by beaches makes this an idyllic place to call home. Angela Chapman and John Hambrick, Central Florida Realtors, can show you why.

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There are tennis courts and walking trails at Round Lake Park. Boston Hill Park offers basketball, playground areas and a softball field.  A playground and ball fields are at Friendship Park, while Sweetwater Park offers more playgrounds and tennis courts. Riverside Park, our main office site, offers volleyball and horseshoes. Most parks offer picnic areas with grills free of charge on a first-come first-served basis or rental should you wish to reserve a site.


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Statistics

Located at 28°39'35" N, 81°11'45" W
Total area of 40.0 km (15.4 square miles).
Area water: 0.3 square miles
Elevation: 48 feet
Population 2000: 26,316
2000 households: 8,556
The median income for a household in 2000: $64,119
Median house value: $131,300 (year 2000)

Hospitals/medical centers:

  • CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
Airports certified for carrier operations:

  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 8 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • ORLANDO INTL (about 19 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • SPACE COAST REGIONAL (about 31 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: TIX)
Other public-use airports:

  • EXECUTIVE (about 13 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: ORL)
  • ARTHUR DUNN AIR PARK (about 26 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: X21)
  • ORLANDO COUNTRY (about 26 miles; PLYMOUTH, FL; ID: X04)
College/University:

  • REFORMED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Location: 1231 REFORMATION DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rts.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students:

  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 8 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 12 miles; MAITLAND, FL)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WINTER PARK, FL)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; DELAND, FL)
  • BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE-COCOA CAMPUS (about 38 miles; COCOA, FL)
Public high school:

  • OVIEDO HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school:

  • TEEN TRANSFORMATION MINISTRIES (1227 VAN ARSDALE ST; Grades: 8 - 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools:

  • JACKSON HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TUSKAWILLA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LAWTON M. CHILES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOHN EVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • CARILLON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAWTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • STENSTROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: KG - 05)
  • PARTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools:

  • ST LUKE S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (2025 WEST STATE ROAD 426; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FIRST YEARS PRESCHOOL (45 W BROADWAY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TUSKAWILLA LEARNING CENTER (1625 TUSKAWILLA ROAD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • TWIN RIVERS MONTESSORI (1271 LOCKWOOD BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)



Major Subdivisons in Oviedo,

The Sanctuary, Seminole County, Alafaya Woods, Aloma Acres, Aloma Bend Trax 4, Aloma Woods Phase 2 3, Bear Stone, Brighton Park at Cotillion PH 2, Clifton Park, Cobblestone, Ellington Estates, Kenmure, Kings Bridge East Village, KINGSBRIDGE EAST VILLAGE UN 1, KINGSBRIDGE EAST VILLAGE UN 1, KINGSBRIDGE EAST VILLAGE UN 2A, KINGSBRIDGE WEST TR B-2PG, Lake Charm, LIVE OAK RESERVE UNIT ONE, Regency Estates, RIVERSIDE AT TWIN RIVERS, RIVERSIDE AT TWIN RIVERS UN 4B, SANCTUARY, SANCTUARY PHASE 1 VILLAGES 1 2 AND 3, Stratford Green, STILLWATER, TWIN RIVERS, CANTERBURY COVE, TWIN RIVERS SEC 1, VILLAGE OF REMINGTON, VILLAGES AT KINGSBRIDGE WEST TR C-1, WILLA LAKE PH 1,, Hawthorne Glen, Madison Creek, Madison Place

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