Longwood is home of the Senator, a 3,000 year old bald cypress located in Big Tree Park. It has over 30 lakes and ponds, the most notable are Lake Howell and the Triplet Chain of Lakes. It is convenient to industry and entertainment in Orlando, while being a haven of small-town amenities.
Longwood was settled in the 1870’s by Edward Warren Henck, who established a homestead at Myrtle Lake. Henck owned railroads, hotels, and real estate, and envisioned connecting Sanford and Orlando by railroad. In 1876 Longwood was named by Henck. His efforts with local businessmen in Central Florida lead to the creation of the South Florida Railroad, and was up and running by 1880. He built the Longwood Hotel (now known as the Historic Longwood Hotel), and became the first postmaster and mayor.
Longwood is west of Winter Springs, and east of Wekiva. It shares borders with Lake Mary to the north, and Altamonte to the south.
There is a Longwood stop on the Sun-Rail with access to SR 434, and Lynx connections. The average commute time to work is 27 minutes. Longwood is accessible by 17-92 and is east of I-4, which goes 18 miles south to Orlando and north to DeLand. SR 434 cuts through this area and goes east to west.
Average Single Family Home Value:$166,605
Median Single Family Home Sales Price: $203,000
Median Gross Rent: $1,137
Estimated Property Tax Average: $916
Estimated Homeownership Rate: 73.6%
Our Longwood Sales in the Last 2 Years
1787 Grange Cir, Tiberon Hills, $199,900, 3/2, 1985
252 Silk Bay Pl, Crystal Creek, $275,000, 4/2, 1992
Characteristics of Neighborhoods
Longwood houses a mix of ages and families. Affordable housing, and nearby golf courses and nature, make it a fun place to live. The city prides itself for its access to the greater Orlando area, and benefits to new businesses.
Single family homes and condos are the most common in Longwood, with character and surrounding nature. Residents enjoy close proximity to outdoor fun and the big city.
Most streets are wide and spacious with mature landscaping. There are lots of residential neighborhoods with lower speed limits and plenty of sidewalks. Make sure to check out the charming Historic District, with its adorable Victorian era homes.
Longwood 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 Sabal Point Elementary School, Rock Lake Middle School, and Lyman High School. Their Great Schools ratings are between 9 and 10.
Notable Housing Developments
Hidden Oaks Estates
Longwood Community Information
Longwood is a small town for people who want access to the greater Orlando area. There are plenty of affordable eateries including tacos at Wako Tako, legendary barbeque at 4 Rivers Smokehouse, and Spanish cuisine at Parada Restaurant. The whole family can have fun at the Aiguille Rock Climbing Center or one of nine parks. Check out what else the Longwood community has to offer its residents:
Celebrate the Season Tree Lighting
National Night Out
Rock the Park
Entertainment / Recreation