Rated #3 on Best places to live in Seminole County. With 52,557 residents and counting Altamonte Springs is a hot spot for new families and millennials. As a suburb of Orlando, located only 20 minutes from downtown Orlando you're never too far away from the nightlife. The median home value in Altamonte is $136,300 and the median rent price is $1,061. The median household income $49,900.
The public schools located in the city of Altamonte Springs are all part of the Seminole County Public School system. Altamonte Springs is served by 5 public elementary schools (K–5); 2 public middle schools (6–8); and 2 public high schools (9–12). The city of Altamonte Springs is also home to a branch of Seminole State College of Florida. Additionally, Altamonte Springs boasts 10 percent more college graduates per capita than the Florida average and is just a few miles away from the University of Central Florida and Rollins College.
“Everything you need in a 2-mile radius.” Cranes Roost Park, Cranes Roost Lake, and the general area on State Road 436 east of Interstate 4 is known as the central area of the city. An outdoor town center was recently opened named 'Uptown Altamonte' which marks the central business district of the city. Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte features a water fountain choreographed to classical, swing and contemporary music.
The area includes the Altamonte Mall, a 4-anchor indoor shopping mall, which includes an 18-screen AMC Theatre. Many restaurants are located near the mall such as several Darden Restaurants, Denny's, and Jason's Deli.
The Altamonte community puts together many different activities for people to join or meet. During recent years, Altamonte Springs has been a host city to several local special events in the Orlando area, including Red, Hot, & Boom, a major annual firework festival that takes place every July 3 in celebration of Independence Day. The Red, Hot, & Boom event draws over 100,000 local residents and visitors annually from the entire Central Florida area, includes appearances musical performances by nationally and internationally known entertainers, and is Central Florida's largest Independence Day Celebration.
Altamonte also features many more recreational facilities and events such as Lake Brantley Sports Complex, CranesRoost, Westmont, and Eastmonte Parks and A Petrified Forest (Halloween Event).
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(Information gathered from Wikipedia contributors. (2018, August 9). Altamonte Springs, Florida. From https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Altamonte_Springs,_Florida&oldid=854232639)
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