History of Longwood
Incorporated as the Town of Longwood in 1923, coastal tribes had begun trekking through as many as 3,000 years before. Creek Indians and escaped African slaves fled there and became part of the Seminoles.
13,822 as of 2013
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Census figures for 2010 report the median was $59,588 and average was $73,015.
Awards and Ratings
Smart Growth America Technical Assistance Grant – 2015 National Recipient for Planning for Economic and Fiscal Growth
Beautification Award – Fourth Quarter 2015
On Today in America, hear from celebrity, Terry Bradshaw, just how exciting and diverse this small-town city is. The Football Hall of Fame quarterback host describes its beautiful settings and popular places around the town. View vivid footage of up and coming amenities, vibrant current events and historic homes and treasures to give you a strong sense of the community of Longwood. Low taxes make Longwood real estate especially attractive to home buyers and businesses seeking a central location in Central Florida. Famous east coast beaches and the city of Orlando are a short drive. Great for commuting or day trips, hop aboard the brand new Sunrail commuter train to explore 61 miles beginning north in DeLand to points as far south Poinciana. Tampa-St. Pete, Jacksonville and Miami are only a couple of hours’ commute.
- Excellent schools
- Lots of state and local parks
- Close to Wekiva Springs, St. Johns Rivers
Bicycle and pedestrian-friendly Longwood also has taxicab service, Sunrail service, and nearby Sanford International Airport. A short drive to I-4 interstate connects I-95 with I-75, and there are several convenient toll roads to speed your trips around Orlando’s perimeter.
Major chain store supermarkets, department stores, the winery, a brewery, pet stores and a chocolate factory Close proximity to major area shopping malls
- Cambridge Institute of Allied Health and Technology
- Near Seminole State College and UCF only a short distance
- Enjoy playing Corn Hole, kicking up your Karaoke karma or listening to classic rock bands live at The O Zone Sports Bar.
- The Community Center on the site of a former elementary school is now a vibrant center of art, dance and karate lessons.
- Within the city’s Historic District is the quaint Inside-Outside house built in 1872.
- Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1882 Longwood Village Inn next to the new Sunrail station welcomes visitors, residents, retail and business suites.
- Candyland Park’s multipurpose fields are home to its Babe Ruth baseball and softball teams, who have won some sweet victories at district and state levels.
Don’t miss Dans’ restaurant, long time a family-style staple of delicious Southern fare with flair and home-town hospitality. Sample Longwood’s wide variety of sports bars and grilles, local pizzerias, chain restaurants, diverse ethnic cuisine and fine dining including Polish, Japanese, French, Korean, Indian, Persian and Thai to name a few.
This vibrant, urban suburb of Orlando has all the pleasures of small community life with conveniences residents love. A knowledgeable Longwood real estate broker can help you find the perfect home for your needs.