The Longwood area is located about 15 miles north of Orlando. This historic town is relaxed and slow-paced with plenty of family-friendly neighborhoods. Most working professionals in Longwood commute to Downtown Orlando, but choose to live in Longwood out of love for its small-town feel and historic charm. Living in Longwood, you'll feel removed from the hustle and bustle of city living without actually being more than a quick drive away from the metropolitan area and Orlando city center.
There are plenty of unique things to do in the historic town of Longwood. The Aiguille Rock Climbing Center, one of the largest climbing centers on the East Coast, attracts visitors from all over Central Florida. It features 6,500 square feet of climbing and 1,000 square feet of boulder climbing. Golfers can tee off at the Rolling Hills Golf Course and the Alaqua Country Club. Located on the shores of beautiful Wekiva Springs, the Wekiva Marina offers canoeing, kayaking, pontoon excursions, and sightseeing trips. The historic Big Tree Park is home to one of the oldest and largest cypress trees in America, and is a peaceful place for an afternoon picnic.
Shopping in Longwood is limited. There a handful of pharmacies, convenience stores, and supermarkets like Publix and Win-Dixie to grab the essentials. Along SR 434 you'll find hardware supply stores, furniture stores, and thrift shops mingled with part supply stores, specialty shops like Fishy Business, and computer repair shops. Longwood has no large shopping centers or malls, so if you need a wider selection, the nearby Altamonte Mall in Altamonte Springs or the Seminole Town Center in Sanford are both a short drive away and will be able to cater to your shopping needs.
The further south you go via Interstate 4 or U.S. 17-92, the more national store chains you'll find, such as Pier 1 Imports, PetCo, and Toys R Us.
Longwood has many restaurants for you to choose from. Longwood's dining scene has a distinctive international flair. You'll find Indian, Italian, sushi, Korean cuisine, pizza, and seafood steps away from your front door. These restaurants, many of which are scattered along SR 434, generally offer seated dining. If you're in a rush, you'll be able to find a handful of take-out spots and fast food joints like Sonic and Pizza Hurt nearby as well.These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of 407apartments.com or any of our advertising partners.