Longwood

Located just 15 miles from Orlando, Longwood is a pleasant suburban community that is known for its charming historic district, award-winning schools, and highly rated employers. The city also boasts a plethora of outdoor activities. Longwood has been named as one of the four safest places to raise a family in Florida and one of the best places to live in the state. Home buyers will find a wide variety of Central Florida real estate here, from stately homes with sprawling lawns to attractive townhomes and condos.

Clock tower in Historic District of Longwood, Central Florida

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Longwood, FL Real Estate

Longwood homes for sale can be as luxurious or modest as you want them to be. On the upper end, you have estate-style properties with landscaped grounds and luxe features like swimming pools, hot tubs, and media rooms. For the budget-minded, there are reasonably priced condos and single-family homes for rent and for sale.

Although Longwood is not on the ocean, it does have several lakes, which makes waterfront living a possibility. Lake Brantley is in neighboring Wekiva Springs and has a number of impressive waterfront properties. Lake Wildmere is another sought-after spot for lakeside homes.

Longwood is home to a number of gated communities where security and privacy are top priorities. Most gated communities have homeowner associations that manage services in the neighborhood such as security and maintenance.

The Sweetwater Club is an exclusive gated community in a highly-rated school district. Residents of Sweetwater can enjoy 24-hour security, private access to Lake Brantley and the Sweetwater tennis courts, and the option to join the exclusive Sweetwater Country Club. 

Other gated communities in Longwood include the Wekiva Hunt Club set on a beautiful golf course. Bella Vista features Mediterranean-inspired single-family homes with tiled roofs. The Springs has townhomes, condos, and single-family homes built around natural springs.

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About Longwood, Florida

Longwood is just 30 minutes from Orlando depending on traffic, but it has a much more relaxed atmosphere. Many homeowners work in Orlando or Orange County but prefer to live in Longwood because they have access to amenities and areas of natural beauty right on their doorstep.

The history of the Longwood dates back to WWII when many military personnel began to settle in the area. The growth of the military and space industries in the area brought more people to the city in the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, the city has continued to grow and evolve.

Today Longwood is a suburb of the Orlando metropolitan area that still retains its own unique character. The historic downtown is a thriving center, while the parks and lakes offer opportunities to get out and explore the area’s natural beauty.

Longwood Amenities & Attractions

Residents of Longwood don’t have to leave the city to find great shopping, dining, and recreational facilities. There are also plenty of outdoor activities on offer. Plus, the amusement parks and entertainment complexes in Orlando are just a drive away.

The Longwood Historic District spans roughly 190 acres and has 37 classified historic structures. These include the Longwood Hotel, the 1873 Inside Outside House, and the 1885 Bradlee-McIntyre House. Within the historic district are City Hall, Administration buildings, and a large community building. 

Head outside the city and you’ll find yourself surrounded by wilderness. Take an adventure to Wekiva Island where you can canoe, kayak, and paddleboard through an unaltered Florida stream. If you have done Wekiva already, there are a handful of other parks for you to explore such as Spring Hammock.

Longwood Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $440K
Lowest Listing Price $0
Highest Listing Price $4.3B
Total Property Listings 503,776
Avg. Days On Market 183
Avg. Price/SQFT $249

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