History

Longwood has always had a rich cultural and economic background. Local tribes used to cross it in order to trade at Spring Hammock. Later, tribes from different parts of the Southeast would flee to Florida and settle in what would now be known as Seminole County.

In the late 19th century, settlers began arriving at the Longwood area and eventually nurtured a thriving commercial community. The town’s growth was cut short by the Great Depression, but it was eventually incorporated nearly a decade later – with only a population of 402 people. Later on, developments spurred the growth of Central Florida and Longwood transformed into a residential community of 13,700 people.

With attractions all around, Longwood is certainly a good place to start living the good life in the deep south.

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The Community

Searching for the right home in Longwood? Get suggestions from one of the top realtors in Longwood. With that being said, here’s our own choice of prime communities just for you.

Alaqua

Alaqua is one of Central Florida’s most prestigious gated, private country club communities located off Markham Woods Road in Longwood. Centered around Gary Player’s signature golf course design, the community has a total of 215 minimum one-acre lots with features such as 24-hour manned security, a lounge, and a tennis facility. Home prices range from $500,000 to over $3,000,000.

Alaqua Lakes

Alaqua Lakes is a premier subdivision developed by Taylor Woodrow. The community is located off Markham Woods Road at the end of Lake Mary Blvd. Amenities in this luxury community include a unique seven-acre community park with an open-air Pavilion for community or private gatherings or a simple family picnic. There is also a resort-style swimming pool and lush landscaping that adds to the tropical feel of the place.

Wingfield Reserve

Located off Markham Woods Road between SR 434 and Lake Mary Blvd. in Longwood, Wingfield Reserve is a 183-home subdivision. Home prices can range from $400,000 to over $900,000. The lots can span a minimum of one acre and are nicely wooded with magnificent oaks and pines.

Springs Landing

Springs Landing was built in the 1980s and has amenities that include a community pool, tennis courts, a playground and a recreation building. Homes range from mid $200’s to the low $500’s. There is an also an estate portionfeaturing custom-built homes, with larger lots that could range from $500,000 to over $1.7 million.

Things To Do

Hiking. Longwood offers many an opportunity to set out on foot and discover the history behind each landmark along the way. Rock Springs Run State Reserve has sand pine scrubs and flatwood, swamps, and miles of pristine shoreline that makes this reserve a refuge of natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy walking or cycling 17 miles of trails to relish the natural sights. Guided trail rides and horse rentals are also available for those who want to make their adventures extra memorable.

Camping. Primitive campsites on Rock Springs Run are accessible by canoe only and equestrian camping facilities are also available. Campsites can be reserved by calling the Wekiwa Springs State Park.

Hunting. On select weekends from September through January, hunting is permitted within designated areas of the Rock Springs Run Reserve. These are co-managed with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Climbing. The Aiguille Rock Climbing Center was opened on December 6, 1997. As indoor rock-climbing has become increasingly popular over the years, the center has added extra amenities for residents that want to take up the sport more seriously.

 

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