Seminole County

Seminole County is located in Central Florida north of Orlando bordering Orange, Volusia and Lake Counties. 

Seminole County was established from Orange County in 1913 and named for the Seminole Indians. Seminole is thought to be derived from the Spanish cimarron, meaning "wild" or "runaway."

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Population - 2000
365,199
Population - 2010
422,718
Population - 2015 Est
442,903
Land Area (sq mi)
309
Water Area (sq mi)
36
Total Area (sq mi)
345
Average Rainfall
51
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
62

Buster's Bistro is the premier location for an authentic Belgian food and drink experience. With a massive tap selection offering some incredibly rare Belgian beers and a food menu that is more than just a little intriguing, Buster's is a spot that will provide lasting experiences time and again. You can also join Buster's for live music or trivia on select nights!

Celery City Craft is the most traditional beer garden in Sanford and one of the best in the Central Florida area. With 40+ beers on tap and a full pub menu, there is enough rotating variety to frequent Celery City on the regular. It also sports a convenient location in historic downtown Sanford. 

Deviant Wolfe is one of just a few craft breweries in historic downtown Sanford. They pride themselves on their community-driven attitude and their signature sours; the energetic vibes exhibited by the companies ownership are nothing short of genuine. Hosting special events such as yoga and run club are just a part of this companies go-getter personality, leaving their beers to speak for themselves—and boy do they have a lot to say!

The Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park is a great place for a family outing or day off. Some of the activities for visitors include hiking, bicycling, paddling, and fishing. The park also includes a nature trail, equestrian trail, shower station, and canoe-kayak launch.

Luisa's Cellar is an explosive fusion of masterfully crafted wines, exotic beers, beautifully designed desserts and coffees, and an atmosphere like no other. Owned by a husband and wife duo, Yellymary and Sascha are each experts in their fields, with Yellymary being a master sommelier and Sascha being a German-born beer enthusiast. Together, the couple have created Luisa's Cellar, a flash of golden-era history in downtown Sanford with an unbelievable design. 

NSA Orlando Patrick AFB is a U.S, Navy training center in Orlando, Florida. It is home to the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). It’s official website states that “NAWCTSD Orlando is the Navy’s principal center for modeling, simulation and training systems technologies. The Center provides training systems development for a wide spectrum of military programs, including aircraft, surface ships, submarines and other specialized requirements.”

Park and Seventh is a woodworking company located at the corner of the streets that have lent the company its name. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Michael and Amanda, Park and Seventh Woodwork's creations range from custom-built tables, to unique wall-art, to complete restaurant and barroom renovations. 

Seminole County School District operates 57 traditional schools with a student population of over 65,000 students. Seminole County public schools are committed to developing leadership among their students through the much praised Leadership Pathways program the school district has introduced in recent years.

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When you are in Apopka this is the station to listen to. At 1520 WBZW, they promote everything positive about Apopka and its community. This includes upcoming events, local business, school sport news, and more. 

Get a slice of fresh wood-fired pizza! There are many options to choose from. 

Come buy, sell, or browse thousands of unique comics, toys, and games at this exhaustive resource. Wall to wall to many other walls of everything you might be looking for is right here.

Aerosim Flight Academy is a flight school located in Sanford at the Orlando Sanford International Airport to train pilots. It was originally Delta Connection Academy, but now graduates go on to work for many different airlines.

Conveniently located off I-4, the Altamonte Mall is a great place to go for a wide selection of stores without all the crowds of many other Central Florida malls. An AMC movie theater will provide you with great entertainment after you shop.

The Altamonte Springs City Library is in Seminole County but it is not part of the official Seminole County library system. It has been operated by the city since 1960.

Arcade Monsters is a great place to play vintage arcade games in a comfortable nerdy setting. They also have food, drinks, merchandise available for purchase, and fun events and tournaments to participate in.

Arcadia Kid's Fun Museum is a hands-on interactive learning experience for children located right inside the Oviedo Mall. It has an indoor playground and ball pit as well as eight different interactive exhibits. Kids can play in exhibits like the diner, pet vet office, grocery store, and more. Kids are welcome to use their imagination and play with Arcadia toys freely. There's also story time and activities to look forward to every week, so there's always something new to learn.

Arden Courts is a Memory Care Community located in Winter Springs catering to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Featuring specialized trained caregivers, friendly common spaces, an inviting kitchen and family rooms and walking paths within enclosed courtyards, all designed for the safety and comfort of our residents.

Aspire Health Partners, Inc. is a non-profit behavioral healthcare institution that provides affordable services for the people of Central Florida. Aspire is able to provide these amazing services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. They provide these services throughout five Central Florida counties; Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole.

Big League Cards sells all kinds of sports cards as well as entertainment cards including Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic the Gathering, and My Little Pony. Here you can find cards both new and vintages. They have been voted the nations best card store for two years running.

Historic Sanford’s Bitters & Brass is a modern reinvention of a vintage speakeasy with original cocktails and handcrafted drinks. Step into this charming 30's era bar owned and operated by some of Orlando’s best bartenders and jump back in time to lounge the night away. With everything from Absinthe to Amari, you’ll be sure to put your knowledge of spirits to the test with a wide array of classic cocktails crafted contemporary style.

Black Hammock Airboat Rides offers different airboat rides for guests to view the wildlife and scenery of Florida. There are different packages available to guests. One of the most unique packages is called the "Ride and Sip"; guests ride on the airboat and receive a free gator cup and drink from the Lazy Gator Bar. 

This novel tea bar uses organic, local ingredients in everything from their refreshing milk teas to their outrageously charming Unicorn Waffles. Incorporating fresh ingredients like local farmers’ honey and homemade sugar, this tea bar delivers a tantalizing taste of the Sanford community in every sip.

Bowigens Beer Company is an American Craft Brewery located in Casselberry, Florida. They specialize in creative and innovative beers. A place where they create a beer because it's something they are truly passionate about.

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Formerly known as The Winey Wench and located in the Oviedo Mall is Calliope Street, a fun shop that offers canvas and wine painting classes. Classes are approximately two hours long, and you are encouraged to pack your own little picnic or other wines if you would like. Check the calendar for the scheduled paintings for certain dates and times, and unleash your artistic side! 

Central Florida Regional Hospital's goal is to be a valuable resource in planning for your family's healthcare needs. Their team is committed to quality in everything they do to care for their community, from the care they provide their patients every day to information, screenings, and programs to help their community stay healthy.

City College is a Florida college with locations in Altamonte Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hollywood, and Miami. It offers associates and bachelors degrees in the fields of business, heath, and legal/justice.

Congo River Golf has 8 different locations in the state of Florida and it's so much fun here! The mini golf course is perfect for those with little kids, as well as the gemstone mining feature that sits on the grounds. But what makes this place so unique is the fact that there are live alligators here to pet and feed. Only the baby alligators can be held and pet but the bigger ones are more interesting to watch when they eat. So find a location near you to check this cool experience!

Cornerstone Veterinary Center is a modern, state of the art, full-service veterinary hospital and clinic who strives to provide the highest standards at fair prices. Specializing in care for dogs and cats providing an intentional cat friendly environment.

Try authentic Cuban food like Cuban sandwiches, Ropa Vieja, Black Bean Soup, and of course sweet plantains. Located right off 17-92 in Casselberry, stop by for delicious when you're on the run too.

"Making Pets Feel Good and Loving Every Second of It!" is the philosophy of owner Lourdes who became a pet groomer after wanting to groom her own dog and getting involved in her love of helping pets. Her service aims to provide a stress-free grooming experience that focuses on the needs of the pets first. 

 

De Azúcar imports quality ingredients from all over the world. From savory sandwiches to sweet pastries and desserts, they serve it all. De Azúcar also hosts baking classes for those who are just as passionate as the owner is about pastries. As if that wasn't enough, this coffeehouse offers breakfast, lunch, and dessert catering.

Dickens Coffee & Tea Room is a tea house that serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch. It specializes in loose leaf tea and an assortment of blended teas. Decorated lavishly, this tea room represents elegance with a touch of simplicity. Dickens Coffee & Tea Room hosts tea parties with Princesses, bridal showers, birthday parties, and more. It also occasionally has special events, so be sure to check out its website!

 

District Eat and Play is a family friendly arcade with so much to offer, like special nightly events including karaoke, trivia, bingo, and more. They offer four themed escape rooms, boutique bowling, over fifty arcade games, billiards, and virtual reality. But stay tuned because they plan on adding even more! Whenever you're ready to take a break from all of the excitement of entertainment, sit back and relax in their lounge area, grab a drink from their fully stocked bar, or take a seat in the dining area and enjoy a meal. Come check out what all the buzz is about at District Eat and Play.

Dominick's is a neighborhood restaurant focused on bringing homemade, Italian cooking to the people of Winter Springs. Head to Dominick's for a delicious family dinner tucked away in the tree-filled landscape or check out their catering to bring the food to you.

DUO58 Community Coffee Bar & Cafe's two primary goals are to serve its customers delicious food and help those in need. This special cafe is partners with Mission of Hope, a nonprofit organization that helps thousands of people in Haiti. DUO58 is also passionate about catering and providing its customers a pleasant experience. For more information about DUO58, visit its website.

The Planetarium at Seminole State College offers a one-of-a-kind experience to every space lover. Come for unique presentations "from traditional star displays and cultural shows that detail the importance of astronomy around the world, to feature presentations that whisk you through the depths of outer space".

Filomena's is a great local pizza place, conveniently located down the street from Seminole State College in Sanford/Lake Mary off 17/92. Come get a slice and a glass of wine.

Offering retirement planning services to help you on the path to financial freedom. 

Foxtail Coffee serves responsibly roasted coffee beans. They uphold quality and ethical standards by working with farmers world-wide who pay fair wages and are environmentally friendly. Check out one of their 4 locations in Orlando, Florida.

The best tacos on this side of the Mississippi! This food truck features a variety of authentic Mexican dishes. 

Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe is an authentic German restaurant on 1st St. in downtown Sanford equipped with traditional German cuisine, premium imported German beers, and live folk singers performing every weekend. Draft beer selections range in size from .3 Liter all the way up to their 3 Liter das boot, so be sure to bring some friends to help you enjoy an exciting night full of tradition and laughter. 

Hourglass Brewing is a brewery that focuses on natural ingredients and unique flavors. They have a large taproom decorated with nostalgic and geeky decor and work by local artists. Here you will find lots of tabletop and console games that you can play while drinking your beer. Check out their website for special events.

Huey Magoo’s is a chicken tender restaurant started in Central Florida by two former Wingstop executives. Get affordable and family-friendly meals at locations spreading throughout Florida.

Inner Compass is a craft brewing company located in the heart of historic downtown Sanford. It has an always rotating list of Florida taps that range from their own label to rare releases from all over the state. The location comes equipped with a massive outdoor space fit to host any group of friends, and is of course, pet friendly. Join them for special events such as stand-up comedy every third Friday of the month, or follow your own inner compass and enjoy some of their unique crafts beers. 

Come in and try some great Korean food. Located near the main UCF campus, prepare for some great staples of Korean cuisine with friendly service.

Come visit the very first Korean restaurant in Florida. Hot soup dishes, Korean barbeque, and of course kimchi are all served here with the finest quality and plenty of side dishes.

Come by and try great Colombian food and drink at a great price.

La Grande is a Spanish radio station that discusses news, sports, and other topics. Julio Guerra, Lucymar, and Miguel are the major personalities on this station. 

Lake Baldwin Park is a beautiful shady park with a sandy beach attached. It is one of the only two parks in this area that is dog friendly and where dogs can be off the leash. It is also known for its great scenery and beautiful landscapes.

Lake Mary Farmers Market is a local market for all ages and sells organic and fresh produce for locals and visitors to come and enjoy on Saturdays.

At Lake Mary Preparatory School, you will find a community dedicated to the success of students that is unlike any other in Central Florida. Here you will find challenging academics that will inspire you, abundant learning experiences where you will discover your passion, and a family of educators that will support you in reaching your unique potential. 

If you find yourself in need of a hat, this is the place to go! They have regular baseball caps, complete with your favorite team logo, whether it's MLB, NFL, or NHL. There are also visors and knitted caps here, along with other sports related items like jerseys. There are eight different locations in the Orlando area alone and the store is spread sporadically through the rest of Florida, always in shopping centers.

A great spot for traditional Colombian fare heated with warmth that can only come from a grandmother's kitchen. Here, favorites like empanadas and arepas are treated with care, while interesting fusions like the Hawaiian and even hotdogs are given a new introduction. Come on by for a fantastic bite with a hug.

The Mad Science Laboratory offers many fun and interactive experiences for children through home school, preschool, and after school programs. Kids can take fun lab classes or participate in educational events and science shows. With highly interactive and action packed experiences, children are bound to keep their interest.

If you’re shopping for a gift or looking for a little something for yourself, Magpies in historic Sanford should be the first place on your list. This artisan craft store offers a variety of fun and functional gifts curated to display Central Florida’s local entrepreneurs. You’ll find jewelry, organic beauty products, and beautifully handmade clothing on every wall. With a new variety of goods to explore weekly, Magpie is sure to become one of your favorite Sanford stops.

Oviedo Antique Mall has 12,500 sq. ft. of space and over 100 vendors selling vintage and antique items from cameras and artwork to furniture and decor. They offer several services onsite such as jewelry and watch repair and notary services. They also buy antiques Monday-Friday and are open for purchasing seven days a week. Check out their website for weekly specials and new items.

The Oviedo Mall is a small mall in the Orlando area that is a center for the local community. It has a Regal Cinemas movie theater, tons of fun activities for both adults and kids, and events of all kinds throughout the year.

The Oviedo Winter Springs chamber is an action-oriented organization dedicated to serving the needs of the businesses within the Oviedo and Winter Springs communities. 

Pace Brantley School will provide innovative research-based instruction, in order to maximize learning opportunities while building self-confidence; and to prepare students for long term life/ career readiness. Pace Brantley School believes that learning disabilities should carry no stigma and celebrates uniqueness, values the worth and dignity of every individual as we prepare them for success.

Palmetto Landing is an assisted living facility that offers residents the independence to fully enjoy an active and engaging lifestyle while providing the personal care that assists in the areas they need. Staffed with a Memory Care team that provides consistent and caring support for seniors with Alzheimer's and other dementia related diseases, helping them to feel relaxed, safe and secure. 

 

Come and try authentic Colombian specialties and baked goods. Make sure you try the Pan de Bono!

One of the oldest dog park in Central Florida that features art in dog form and water areas for animals to roam around in.

Pawmosa Dog Park features an acre of shaded area for pups to run around in. Two areas for small and bigger dogs so it is a safe place for all to visit and enjoy. 

Penguin Point Productions is a theatre company offering a variety of classes in acting, voice, writing, and more for people of all ages interested in theatrical performance. There are ongoing classes and summer classes open for enrollment, and there are shows and events put on for all to attend. Their goal is to partner with local artists and teach kids and adults of all ages as well as help them hone and utilize their talents.

PHO Au Lac is a Vietnamese restaurant with yummy meals as well as specialty drinks and boba. The dishes are Asian-fusion cuisine created with fresh ingredients in a warm and welcoming environment. 

They are dedicated to consistently brewing the highest quality beer for the local community to enjoy in the neighborhood taproom or to pick up wherever they are distributing in the Central Florida area.

Red Cypress Brewery is located in Winter Garden and offers a unique selection of craft beers. It hosts a variety of events, ranging from food truck Fridays to a Namaste and Drink day in which patrons can do yoga and drink beer. You can find many of their selections in grocery stores and bottle shops around the state. 

RiZE at Winter Springs is an upscale apartment community that features a plush southern hospitality with a touch of modern distinction. 

 

Listen to Salsa 98.1 to hear upbeat salsa music. This radio station is hosted in Spanish with Diana and Jr. on weekday mornings, La Lobita 10am - 3pm, and JJ in the evening.

Sanford Brewing has a more extensive tap list than most microbreweries. You can find upwards of twenty Sanford Brewing crafts on tap at any given time and a full menu to compliment any drink choice you make. With a very knowledgeable staff and a comfortable atmosphere, Sanford Brewing is sure to be an incredible experience for people of all ages. 

Sanford Herald covers news for Seminole County, Florida.

Santiago’s Bodega serves Spanish style fine wines, sangria, tapas, and dessert in a few locations throughout Florida. The original location was in Key West. It is named after a character from The Old Man and the Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway, who once called Key West home.

Seminole County boasts their “It Starts in Parks” initiative which supports its “three pillars of the value of parks and recreation.” These three pillars are Coaching, Connecting, and Community.

The Seminole County Public Library has 5 branches in Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford, Oviedo, and Casselberry.

The Seminole Towne Center is a large indoor mall with tons of great stores and entertainment. It has over 120 shops plus restaurants, events happening throughout the year, and the United Artists Theatre, where you can catch a movie.

Wine, beer, and a great local atmosphere is what you'll find here at Spill. Not only is it a great place to have a drink, it's also a great place to catch an event. Spill has events every week including trivia nights, live musical entertainment, and speed dating. So come on in to grab a glass of wine or beer while listening to some live music and hanging out with the locals.

Locally owned Italian restaurant serving authentic Sicilian cuisine and homestyle comfort food. From the moment you walk into this small quaint restaurant, you feel the Italian hometown charm with a focus on serving you the best food and customer service. Located in the same plaza as the new Ulta and Bealls Outlet, this is a hidden gem that locals love. 

 

Sweetwater Episcopal Academy has been growing compassionate leaders with inquisitive minds for 30 years. Situated in Longwood, FL we are a co-educational day school enrolling students in grades K4-7.  Committed to character development, community outreach, and promoting confidence we deliver an outstanding academic curriculum, motivating enrichment programs and small class sizes.

Swim ‘N Fun is a community focused family business serving Central Florida. The owners place an emphasis on giving back to the community and promoting "green" safe products. Pool services include a complete service pool store with products and supplies, equipment, repairs, renovations, leak detection and pool maintenance. 

With attractive daily deals like Monday kids eat free and “Thirsty Thursday” where draft beers are from $1- $2 all day, T.J’s Seafood Shack is a great place to get your money’s worth. T.J.’s restaurant has locations in Oviedo and Orlando and offer catering with their efficient food trucks!

Listen to current political discussion with these radio hosts as they share their opinions on issues. You will be informed of national news and local news. 

Come out and spend the evening at the Barn for drinks and line dancing.

For families homeschooling students age 11 to 18 and living in Central Florida, this teen only group includes activities, field trips, etc. will be geared toward the middle to high school level/age group.

As a Christian homeschool group, we desire to help families grow in maturity in Christ, and more specifically, to assist families whom God has called to teach their children at home and do so in a manner which honors God.  

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