As their historic marker says, Altamonte Springs began as another stop along the South Florida Railroad from Sanford to Orlando. Dr. Washington Kilmer was among the first to settle in the area. After he arrived the winter resort Altamonte Land Hotel was built on Lake Adelaide & Lake Orienta by prospectors from Boston.
Altamonte Springs officially incorporated in 1920. As a city today, it features many special events in Cranes Roost Park, offers beautiful recreation facilities, and its Uptown Altamonte is a destination for shopping and dining.
Altamonte Springs is north of Maitland, east of Forest City, and south of Longwood/Casselberry. SR 436 runs east to west and 1-4 runs north to south through the center of Altamonte Springs.
There is a Altamonte Springs stop on the Sun-Rail with access to SR 436, and Lynx connections. The average commute time to work is 22.5 minutes. Altamonte Springs is accessible by 1-4, which goes 18 miles south to Orlando and north to DeLand. SR 436 cuts through this area and goes east to west.
Average Single Family Home Value:$144,400
Median Single Family Home Sales Price: $156,000
Median Gross Rent: $940
Estimated Property Tax Average: $1,290
Estimated Homeownership Rate: 49%
Characteristics of Neighborhoods
Altamonte Springs houses a mix of ages and families. As a prominent city along the I-4 corridor, it makes access to the greater Orlando area a breeze.
There are 65 residential subdivisions and 94 multifamily communities in Altamonte Springs. This mix of single-family homes, and apartments provides many affordable housing opportunities.
In the subdivisions streets are wide and spacious with mature landscaping. Altamonte has many urban areas as well, with busy streets. There are a variety of types of homes, from new construction, to older homes with character.
Altamonte Springs schools are part of Seminole County Schools, one of the top school districts in Florida, as well as the nation. According to GreatSchools.org, it’s top performing schools are Lake Orienta Elementary School, Teague Middle School, and Lake Brantley High School. Their Great Schools ratings are all 8.
Notable Housing Developments
Enclave at Altamonte
Altamonte Springs is a Seminole County city with lots of things to do and easy access to Orlando. Cranes Roost Park hosts musical events and festivals throughout the year, including the Fourth of July celebration Red, Hot & Boom. Around the Altamonte Mall are restaurants ranging in price, cuisine, and atmosphere. Outdoor recreation and sports happen at over 6 large public parks. Check out what else the Altamonte Springs community has to offer its residents:
Entertainment / Recreation
AMC Altamonte Mall 18
Cranes Roost Park
Lake Brantley Athletic Complex
Lake Lotus Park
Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater
Congo River Golf & Exploration
The Picture Show
A Petrified Forest
Painting with a Twist