Seminole County is now just over a century old, and did not take long for it to come into its own after being sectioned off from Orange County. Within the thriving Seminole County is a large suburb less than eleven miles north of Orlando named Altamonte Springs. Armorglow Wood Floor Refinishing - Installation is pleased to have a foothold beyond our home county. Word of our outstanding work has landed us numerous clients in neighboring Seminole County, including this great city. We look forward to serving the homes of its residents for many years to come.
After centuries of Native American habitation, the first European settler moved into the area in the year 1870, immediately naming it Altamont. Just 12 years later, the Altamonte Land, Hotel, and Navigation Company, which was instrumental in planning out the settlement which eventually led to incorporation, changed it to Altamonte Springs.
Many retired soldiers of the Civil War settled into the area, from both sides of the field. Hotels, a train station, a telephone exchange, and steamboats transporting goods on the lakes were all a part of the early rise of Altamonte Springs. Though it was quickly developed, the residents did not vote to incorporate until nearly 40 years after development, in November of 1920. Today, the city is 9.5 square miles in area, 0.6 of which is water. The 2010 census reported 41,496 residents, with a 2015 estimate of 43,159. From 1930 to 2010, Altamonte Springs grew an average of 116.8 percent per decade.
Altamonte Springs does not have its own independent school district. Rather, its public school children are part of the Seminole County Public Schools. Within the borders of this city are four public elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. Lyman High School has a diverse mixture of programs and is consistently ranked as one of the best public high schools in Florida.
There are also six private schools within Altamonte Springs; a mixture of Christian and secular institutions.
Higher education is also located here. Everglades University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the Seminole State College of Florida are housed in Altamonte Springs.
Business and Economy
Retail currently serves as the largest sector of commerce in the city. Altamonte Mall is a large indoor shopping mall with four anchor stores and a theater. Within its proximity are several restaurants, both chain and individually owned operations.
The business district is greatly defined at the central part of Altamonte Springs, with a town center in the middle. There are numerous clothing shops, specialty stores, and gift shops, and service based businesses similar to Armorglow Wood Floor. Downtown Altamonte Springs commercial array brings in people every day from the surrounding cities.
Recreation and Attractions
With its nicely laid out center of town, events are a big thing here in Altamonte Springs. Possibly the largest event each year occurs on July 3 to celebrate Independence Day. Named the Red, Hot, & Boom event, it features live music by A-list musicians, food from vendors all over central Florida, and is capped by a firework show. It attracts people from several counties in central Florida annually.
It is also host to A Petrified Forest, which is one of central Florida’s largest fall events. Celebrating Halloween, it features a mile-long scare trail with themed rooms, live music, and food.
Taking advantage of its location’s natural beauty, Altamonte Springs has set aside a good portion of its land for parks, which are wonderful for nature watching, sports, family gatherings, picnics, and children’s playgrounds. Some also have amenities such as amphitheaters for events.