Living in Winter Springs, FL
Rated by Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the US, the beautiful city of Winter Springs is filled with family events and festivals year round. This small city with just under 32,000 residents is nestled in Seminole County, near Oviedo. With “A” rated schools, Winter Springs is a desirable city known for its great education and recreational activities year round. It’s located near Interstate 417 and local shopping.
History of Winter Springs
Expanding from strong roots planted by savvy business and trade pioneers, the area was first incorporated as North Orlando in 1959. Today’s largest city in Seminole county was incorporated as Winter Springs in 1972.
From 609 residents in 1960, this suburban gem has grown to more than 34,000 who proudly call Winter Springs home.
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2010 census figures reported a median income of $58,247 and a family income of $75,682.
City Ratings and Awards
Online Walk Score rates walkability of Winter Springs as 45. In 2011, Money Magazine ranked the beautiful, vibrant city as the 97th best place to live in the nation. Whether for your family or a business, come find your favorite Winter Springs real estate to call home.
Things to do in Winter Springs
Par Up at Tuscawilla County Club.
Dance with your Cinderella at the family-friendly Father-Daughter Dance in February, and do try to keep spring fever at bay until the Winter Springs Babe Ruth Baseball Opening Day later in the month at Central Winds Park.
Be there for the 1st Annual Bark in the Park on Saturday, April 18th, 2016. Canine cuties can enjoy the Doggie Dash Scavenger Hunt, and dog owners can connect with local pet-related businesses, greet other dogs and their humans.
Enjoy the July 4th Celebration of Freedom, Scottish Highlands Games, and a Babe Ruth Golf Tournament.
The city also hosts many fun runs, seasonal events and parades.
Business Growth In Winter Springs
About 50 new jobs arrived to Winter Springs in 2019, thanks to local defense technology company Advanced IT Concepts Inc. A generous incentive package and central Florida’s strong defense and information technology sector cinched the growing firm’s decision to expand rather than relocate its headquarters.
Winter Springs Amenities
Conveniently situated near Seminole State College and University of Central Florida
Less than an hour’s drive to the east coast, area attractions, major sports and cultural venues and downtown Orlando
Easy access to public transportation, close to airports and Amtrak
Pet-friendly Winter Springs has a public Dog Park with watering and agility stations at Central Winds Park.
Two splash playgrounds open April through October plus plenty of community parks and bicycle riding and hiking trails
Ample local shopping, fresh markets, sports grills and restaurants like the five-star Vanella Day Cafe, yet a short drive to major malls and shopping centers
Enjoy the gym, golf and water sports, or escape to nearby theaters
Established chapters of well known community service organizations and other major non-profit volunteer opportunities
Sarah Jones, lead actress in the crime-fantasy series “Alcatraz,” is a Winter Springs High School alumni. Like her, you want to relish returning home every chance you get. Contact a Winter Springs real estate agent for help finding the perfect home or property for your needs so that unlike the actress, that can be every day for you.