Welcome to the beautiful city of Altamonte Springs, Florida located in the northern part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Altamonte Springs is a city rich with history, culture, and amenities that provides a superior living for its residents. A thriving downtown full of diversity and safe and quiet neighborhoods ensures that all who reside in Altamonte Springs feel right at home.
Altamonte Springs Real Estate Market
Altamonte Springs has become a desirable area for a multitude of reasons. Being close to amenities and the city of Orlando offers easy access to all the amenities and activities that a large city has to offer while maintaining a small-town feel.
Home prices in Altamonte Springs are considerably lower than that of Orlando, allowing for potential buyers to make the most of their budget. The median home value in Altamonte Springs is $163,900 compared to its counterpart, Orlando, at $241,700.
The majority of homes are owned by residents, however, there is a large number of rentals in the city as well.
Houses in Altamonte Springs were mainly built between the years 1970 and 1999 with the exception of some older and newer developments. Buyers will have a wide variety of styles to choose from as well as home and property sizes.
According to the 2017 US Census, there are 44,277 people that live in Altamonte Springs. The average age of residents is 39 which is slightly lower than that of the state, which is 42. Median household income for residents is $50,388, close to the state average of $52, 594. Altamonte Springs could be described as a “typical” Florida city with a diverse population.
The city of Altamonte Springs offers a number of parks, recreational programs and community events throughout the year. From youth to seniors, there are activities and options to remain active and involved in the city.
Cranes Roost Park is a stunning park located in the Uptown area of Altamonte Springs surrounding Cranes Roost Lake. The lake is surrounded by paved walkways, while the 45-acre park is complemented by a choreographed fountain show, large amphitheater, and 62-foot picturesque tower.
The park plays host to a number of different events and shows and is the perfect setting to enjoy a leisurely walk or family picnic.
For those who like to remain active, Eastmonte Park provides plenty of chances to do so. This premier park is home to the Altamonte Baseball Academy and along with baseball diamonds, it has tennis courts, basketball courts, and 4 indoor, air-conditioned racquetball courts.
There are neighborhood parks dotted around the city for easy and quick access. Some include:
Altamonte Springs opened an outdoor town center known as “Uptown Altamonte” which marks the central business district of the city. Uptown is a place for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the best that Altamonte has to offer. From retail shops to fine dining, Uptown is a hub for all things cultural and entertainment.
There is no shortage of events happening in the city at any given time of the year. From movies in the park to spooky Halloween fun, the downtown area of Altamonte is the place to be during holidays.
The Best Altamonte Springs Neighborhoods
Altamonte Springs is full of quiet and friendly neighborhoods that allow buyers plenty of choices when looking to move in or around the city.
Spring Valley is a beautiful and welcoming neighborhood located on the west side of I-4. The neighborhood is complemented by Spring Lake located off of the main road. The park surrounding Spring Lake is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset. Residents can also enjoy boating or fishing on Spring Lake. Residents of Spring Valley can voluntarily become members of the Community Association having an annual fee of $315, which provides year-round access to the park, an increased police presence in the neighborhood and community events and activities.
There are roughly 450 homes in the Spring Valley neighborhood and due to its prime location and peaceful setting has become well sought after. The prices for homes in Spring Valley are above the average for Altamonte Springs, falling between $242,000 - $460,000.
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Spring Oaks is another desirable neighborhood for those considering a move to or around Altamonte Springs. The neighborhood is full of well-maintained homes along tree-lined streets. The residents of Spring Oaks enjoy an active homeowners association with voluntary low dues of only $20 for the entire year. The HOA organizes events for its owners throughout the year and prides itself on maintaining a high quality of living.
Homes in the Spring Oaks area are typically mid-sized, single family homes and range from $200,000 - $350,000 with the median recent sale price being $263,000. On average properties are ¼ acre in size and homes where built between 1972 and 1978.
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Country Creek is a secluded subdivision of approximately 850 homes and townhouses. Despite being located just a mile from major intersection 434 and 436, Country Creek's heavily wooded areas give residents an “off the beaten path” feel.
The neighborhood has an active homeowners association with use of two community pools, playground, tennis court, volleyball court and a clubhouse. The area also has miles of biking, jogging and walking trails.
Homes in the Country Creek range anywhere from $200,000 to over $400,000 with a wide variety of styles and sizes available.
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The city of Altamonte Springs has a large number of amenities to make life a little easier on its residents.
Altamonte Springs City Library is a hub for learning, reading and community programs. Along with all the traditional services one would expect from a Library, there are children’s storytime, guest authors, free computer classes, children’s events, and summer reading programs.
While you never want to need one, having hospitals and healthcare centers nearby is always a comfort for residents. In Altamonte Springs, there are a number of healthcare options. The Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital is located in the north end of Altamonte Springs, whereas the AdventHealth Altamonte Springs Hospital is located in the downtown core.
The Westmonte Recreation Center is a newly renovated community space that offers residents all sorts of activities from day programs to swimming lessons. There is a community room available for rental, bocce, basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, and a 100-person pavillion.
Beating the Florida heat will have residents headed to the large community pool where children can enjoy the zero-depth entry play and open swim times.
Altamonte Springs School Guide
The public schools within Altamonte Springs are part of the Seminole County Public School system. Along with public schools, there are also a handful of private schools and alternative education options to choose from.
Private Schools/Alternative Education:
- St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School
- Annunciation Catholic Academy
- Champion Preparatory Academy
- Altamonte Christian School
- Forest City Seventh-Day Adventist
Regardless of your choice for education, Altamonte Springs is home to a number of great schools with caring staff and excellent curriculum.
Public transportation is available to residents of Altamonte Springs and is provided by Lynx. This bus system takes riders to different locations all around the city.
If you are a commuter traveling to larger cities in the area, the SunRail will take you where you need to go. SunRail is Central Florida’s commuter rail system and is used by hundreds of commuters daily to get to and from cities such as Orlando.
Needing to travel farther? The Orlando International Airport is 30 minutes south of Altamonte Springs or the Orlando Sanford International Airport is 25 minutes north of the city.
Going out for dinner or grabbing a quick bite to eat is a commonplace event in most American’s lives. In Altamonte Springs, there are endless options from sit down restaurants, fine dining, and food on the go.
Restaurants in Altamonte Springs:
Cafe Murano - Enjoy flavourful Italian dishes either in restaurants or on their beautiful patio.
Miller’s Ale House - A welcoming and relaxing pub atmosphere serving cold drinks and good grub.
Maitland Breakfast Club - The perfect spot for a weekend brunch or traditional breakfast
Tijuana Flats - Authentic Mexican fare with a hot sauce bar.
Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ - Come in for a southern bbq meal and a cold brew.
Nonno’s Italian Restaurant - Family owned restaurant serving classic Italian meals.
Rey’s Cuban Cafe - Take your taste buds on a trip to Cuba with these authentic and flavourful dishes.
Altamonte Springs Real Estate Agents
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