Longwood Real Estate
Longwood, the oldest city in Seminole County, started as a winter resort hotel. It was incorporated in 1875 as a lumber mill town. Historical relics of the town are preserved in a historical district, along County Road 427.
The Bradley-McIntyre House, Longwood Village Hotel, and Christ Episcopal Church are among the cherished buildings in the area.
Longwood's oldest resident is "The Senator". The 'Senator' is in Big Tree Park on General Hutchinson Avenue. This 3,500 year old cypress tree, one of the largest in the U.S., is truly one of Longwood's wonders. Everyone should see this tree. It is truly magnificent.
Long known for its country club homes, Longwood is primarily a residential area. The city's population has grown rapidly since 1970. There were only 3,203 residents in 1970. Today, there are more than 13,000 who live a moderate-to-luxurious lifestyle in this neighborhood. Longwood has some of the most prestigious addresses in Central Florida.
Longwood has a number of upscale country club developments, such as The Springs, Sabal Point, Sweetwater Oaks, Wekiva Springs, and Alaqua and Alaqua Lakes. Alaqua is located on Markham Woods Road. This is an area of private upscale communities with one acre zoning requirements. It was once featured on the well known TV program, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous".
There are also many moderately-priced homes and condominiums for first time home buyers.
Communities off of State Road 434; the Woodlands, Knollwood, and Sandalwood are older communities, with the elegance that goes with quiet, well maintained and upscale neighborhoods.
Commercial development along Highway 434 and State Road 427 include upscale shops, restaurants, and professional buildings. Commerce is not a key player in Longwood. The city is more concerned with quality of life issues, like education and recreation.
The city has more than 40 acres of public parks, including Candyland, which was recently expanded to offer softball, tennis, volleyball, and a jogging trail. The Sheridan Aquatic Center offers programs for all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens, and the city has softball and soccer leagues for youngsters and adults.
The merger of Longwood's South Seminole Community Hospital with Orlando Regional Healthcare Systems has expanded the medical services available in the city.
South Seminole Community Hospital
Part of the Orlando Regional Healthcare System
555 W. State Road 434
Longwood, FL 32750
Founded: 1984 and affiliated with ORHS in 1992. Services include: intensive and progressive care, medical/surgical units, women's services, maternity care, psychiatric services, cardiopulmonary services and rehabilitation services including inpatient and outpatient physical, speech and occupational therapy, home health care, wound healing, 24-hour emergency services and pain management care. 206 beds
Florida Power Corp. provides electricity to Longwood. They require a deposit of $130, two forms of identification, and a copy of the lease or deed for the residence. For service, call (407) 629-1010.
Sprint Telephone Florida provides local telephone service for Longwood. The installation fee is $50.00. For service, call (407) 339-1811.
Longwood Village Shopping Center, State Road 434 and I-4. Longwood Village is an upscale shopping plaza. Peter Scott's, a four star French restaurant is located here. There are also other excellent eating establishments. It has its share of really good boutiques as well.
Close by are the mega malls; Altamonte Mall at Route 436 and Palm Springs Drive and Seminole Towne Center at Route 46, Sanford.
The city of Longwood's public schools are a part of Seminole County Public Schools. Longwood contains 4 public elementary schools (K-5), 2 public middle schools (6-8), and 1 public high school (9-12).
Elementary Schools (Public)
- Longwood Elementary
- Sabal Point Elementary
- Wekiva Elementary
- Woodlands Elementary
Middle Schools (Public)
- Milwee Middle
- Rock Lake Middle
High Schools (Public)
- Lyman High