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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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!

 

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.

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.

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. 

They aim to make world class beer, utilizing the best of local and exotic ingredients from across the globe, with an emphasis on turning outlandish ideas into nuanced, drinkable brews.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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 Herald covers news for Seminole County, Florida.

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.

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.

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.

This award winning bakery prides itself on being "fresh, local, and unique." Here, each event is treated as uniquely as it truly is, with a healthy slice of decadent.

Geneva is a co-educational, college preparatory, day school that is committed to the historic Christian faith but is not associated with any particular church or denomination.

The Lemon Lily Tea Room & Bakery transports its customers back in time with its pastel colors and old-fashioned teapots. They serve several kinds of teas including black, green, red, herbal, and white. The customers may also choose their caffeine content. The Lemon Lily Tea Room & Bakery's finger sandwiches come in various sizes and shapes, while their desserts look almost too delectable to eat!

Pursuing spiritual and academic excellence with Christian families by going the second mile.

UCF was founded in 1963, and has grown to be one of the largest universities in the nation. With over 64,000 students and offering more than 200 degree programs in 13 colleges, and locations throughout Central Florida (Altamonte Springs, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Ocala, Palm Bay, Sanford/Lake Mary, South Lake, Valencia East, Valencia Osceola, Valencia West), plus online programs, UCF offers something for everyone. 

The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center was first built in Sanford in 1923 as the Milane Theater. It has since been through many restorations and renames until its final restoration was completed in 2014.

Wekiva Island is an environmentally friendly destination located in Longwood, Florida along the beautiful Wekiva River offering canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals, a boat launch, a bar serving beer and wine, a food truck, and river cabana rentals for your next party or event. Visit Wekiva Island day or night and experience an island oasis just outside of Orlando.

Come have a pint at the West End, a great local spot for food, drink, and live music. 

Willow Schools offers an education for students grades 1-12 that are below grade level in reading and/or math and are diagnosed with learning disorders such as dyslexia (reading), dyscalculia (math), dysgraphia (writing), auditory processing deficits, and mild speech and language difficulties.

Wirewood Market is a family-owned business that provides a space for local artists and vendors to showcase their products in Central Florida. This antique market is over 7,000 sq. ft. and offers everything from antiques to custom-built furniture in individual booths.   

Safe For the Little Ears

Z 88.3 is a Christian radio station serving all of Central Florida! These non-commericial stations include WPOZ, WMYZ, WHYZ, WDOZ and translator stations.  

The Zanzibar Coffee House is an African-themed coffee shop that specializes in tea, breakfast, pastries, and of course, numerous kinds of coffee. Opened in 2015, its paramount goal is to capture the essence of African culture. The Zanzibar Coffee House also has vegan options and occasionally hosts events.

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.