Longwood is located approximately 12 miles north of Orlando, in Seminole County, Florida. According to 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, this small historic Florida city had an estimated population of 13,529 residents. This community is comprised mainly of upscale neighborhoods including country club developments and gated communities.
Longwood is an ideal neighborhood for families, providing a safe and secure environment where parents can raise their children without worries. With a beautiful average temperature of 70 Degrees Fahrenheit, there are numerous recreational opportunities for all ages including golf, tennis and cycling as well as a myriad of water sports. There are several great malls in the area and easy access to Orlando provides residents with a variety of dining and entertainment options.
Longwood is served by eight excellent schools for children and young adults from Kindergarten through to high school. There are four elementary schools (Longwood Elementary, Sabal Point Elementary, Wekiva Elementary and Woodlands Elementary), two middle schools (Milwee Middle and Rock Lake Middle) and (Lyman High School and Lake Brantley High School). Also, there are more than seven colleges and universities nearby including the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
The Longwood Historic District is the focal point of history in this charming community. It covers 190 acres and contains two other important historic points of interest, the Longwood Motel and the Bradlee-McIntyre House. In total, the Longwood Historic District contains 37 historic buildings registered with the National Register of Historic Places. Architectural styles present in this historic district include Bungalow, Craftsman and Stick/Eastlake among others.
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