Welcome to Altamonte Springs, nestled slightly North-West of Orlando, surrounded by beautiful lakes and parks, it is the perfect place to call home! Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown Orlando, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios attractions are only half hour away. Orlando International airport is only 35 minutes away. The city is a great melting pot of people from different cultures and all walks of life.
What to See
The city of Altamonte Springs is well known for organizing special events like “October-fest”, charity walks, parades and 4th of July celebrations. Uptown Altamonte Springs is a beautiful part of town designed as a European plaza with a grand amphitheatre, shopping mall, movie theatre, restaurants, scenic boardwalks and cobblestone pathways. Altamonte Springs is always the forerunner when it comes to having great schools, city parks and a thriving shopping district.
Altamonte is minutes away from area’s favorite recreation sites like the Wekiva Springs State Park. One can go for kayaking, canoeing, horseback and wagon rides. There are also lodges available for rent. There is another really popular recreation area a short drive away, Crystal Springs Environmental Sanctuary, where one can swim and explore an underwater natural cave system. Altamonte Springs is growing at a phenomenal rate, currently there are many new office and retail developments under construction. The city is home to a different variety of state and community colleges. As a matter of fact, Altamonte Springs has 10 percent more college graduates per capita than the Florida average. Many national companies and organizations have their main or support offices here, with Fedex, Century Link, Bright House Networks amongst them. This makes Altamonte a top choice to call home for many families and individuals alike who wish to relocate and come to Florida.
What to Do
Offering a mix of everything from nature to entertainment, Altamonte Springs is quickly becoming the go to spot for entertainment. Head over to Cranes Roost Park where you will find a 1-mile walkway with covered seating around Cranes Roost Lake and enjoy the choreographed fountain show, cobblestone pathways, an outdoor amphitheater where you can sit and enjoy the many free outdoor concerts and movies. Home of many popular events such as Red, Hot and BOOM on the 4th of July, Winestock Uncorked, and many holiday festivities. Close by is the Altamonte Mall with its own AMC theater to complete your entertainment experience.