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. 

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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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.

The Breezeway is a local hotspot among Sanford natives, boasting an impressive menu with every cuisine you could crave. Enjoy a warm summer night with friends on the patio while enjoying live music and karaoke, or cozy up with a date indoors with a bottle of wine. Whether you’re looking for the catch of the day or just looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll find everything you need for a good time at the Breezeway.

The Collective is a place for all things nerdy. They sell comics, books, games, and collectables while striving to be a place for people to come together in celebration of what they love.

The Craft Shack is an arts and crafts studio located in Longwood, Florida that encourages children and adults of all ages to explore their creative side! They encourage the use of paint, glue, and all the glitter! They offer drawing, painting, mixed media, and many other classes. It's the perfect place for birthday parties, baby showers, team building days, or any other celebration. The Craft Shack also operates a small shop selling various craft supplies so you can take the arts and crafts home with you.

Their Facebook is constantly updated with new classes, previous projects, and party ideas. Be sure to check out their Facebook for the latest information or check out their website for more information and to register for future classes.

The District is a downtown Sanford eatery with a thoughtfully-inspired menu forged with locally sourced ingredients, providing a sumptuous and creative dining experience for lovers of traditional American fare. They also offer an array of carefully selected wines as well as craft beer and their own signature cocktails, designed as a perfect pairing for their inventive menu. 

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.

Eat local in Winter Springs at The General Public House. Here the focus is on creating southern recipes from scratch using fresh local ingredients straight from from the farm. 

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.

Purveyors of the most extraordinary hand-crafted goods reclaimed in Indonesia and India by day, and provisioners of boutique wines, craft beers, and classic cocktails by night, the Imperial is a neighborhood bar designed as a living conversation piece. With three locations in Orlando, Winter Park, and Sanford—with Sanford being the only with liquor—there is an adventurous night out within reach of most locals in the Orlando-Sanford metro area. Sit amongst the exotic tables or atop some plush, silk pillows whilst having a drink, or ask your retailer about acquiring a one-of-a-kind piece to start your own conversations at home. 

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.

The Music Box was founded by Elizabeth Chaves whose love of music and the desire to inspire and encourage developing aspiring artists and performers wanted to create an environment for hands on learning in a hip environment where students could be challenged and inspired. 

 

This iconic restaurant lies in the heart of Oviedo. Boasting great American and Greek dishes, this is a great place to stop and have a bite with some great customer service as well as great-tasting food. Have a meal the way your grandma used to make it as you find out why this spot has been a staple of Oviedo dining for years. Don't forget to try the rhubarb pie!

Theatre West End is a professional theater company in Sanford, Florida. They aim to be a cultural center in Sanford by putting on a variety of different shows to bring the arts directly to locals.

Tuffy's in Sanford is a bottle shop, lounge, beer garden, and cidery. It offers some of the most creative, old-world styled, no-sugar-added, dry-hopped ciders. Outside in the beer garden, you can find poke bowls, courtesy of Da Kine, and some very interesting seating amongst an incredibly open concept. Tuffy's also hosts its own tiki bar, as well as a variety of craft beers both on draft an in bottles. 

Tuscawilla Country Club offers an exclusive family-oriented Private Country Club with an onsite restaurant, event facilities, a champion golf course, award winning clay tennis courts, and an aquatics center with a  Jr. Olympic size swimming pool. 

 

Tuscawilla is the heart of Winter Springs and its residents have a strong sense of community reflected in their participation in school sports, social gatherings and town events. The area features several communities with a full-service country club, top-quality parks and recreational facilities, playgrounds, a Splash Playground, and Nature Trails.

Tuskawilla Trails is a quiet family-friendly manufactured home community that boasts it's family oriented activities. 

 

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. 

Located in the thriving Lake Mary Townpark, the award-winning Vineyard Wine Company is a family-owned wine bar and restaurant sharing their love of impeccable wine with the locals. What started as a love affair with great food and good company has evolved into a casual chic dining experience to enjoy anything from delicious tapas to a savory four-course meal. Whether you’re looking for a great place for a first date or ready to discover your new favorite wine, the Vineyard Wine Company is the perfect spot to grab an aromatic glass of wine and unwind.

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.

The Winter Springs Dog park is located in Central Winds Park and offers amenities for both you and your dog. Closed on Wednesday for maintenance. 

 

Winter Springs Performing Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide kids with a safe and fun environment to explore all aspects of the performing arts including theatre, music, set design and costume design focusing on supporting the local arts in the Winter Springs community and serving the needs of local schools and community participants.

 

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.   

If you’re looking for a new way to satisfy for your sweet tooth, head over to Wondermade in historic downtown Sanford for a sweet treat. The café is known for their delicious marshmallow concoctions and handcrafted ice creams. Grab a scoop of a tried and true flavor, or step on the wild side with avocado ice cream to cool down on a hot summer day. There’s a decadent treat for everyone at Wondermade.

Wop's Hops is a pioneer in Sanford's booming craft beer industry. Since becoming the first microbrewery to open its doors in Sanford, FL, the brewery has churned out some very creative and original offerings such as their cream ales, and more recently their crafts that have been used in their barrel-aging program. Coupled with a unique Italian food menu, you're sure to get a one-of-a-kind experience at Wop's Hops. 

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.