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    Altamonte Springs Real Estate

    Altamonte Springs, Fl.  – A hub in Seminole County.  I transplanted my family to Central Florida in 1980. This was a city that had it all.  It had a great mall and was easily accessed from Orlando or the coasts by Interstate 4.  It had great schools, hospitals and most importantly, people.  The area was also urban enough to provide a family with all that was needed to live comfortably and rural enough so that you were able to enjoy nature and all its beauty.

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    Altamonte Springs had affordable housing for all ages and social classes.

    Altamonte Springs is a suburban city in Seminole County which had a population of 41,496 at the 2010 census.  As of the census of 2000, there were 41,200 people, 18,821 households, and 10,012 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,631.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,787.3/km2). There were 19,992 housing units at an average density of 2,247.2 per square mile (867.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.23% White, 9.72% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.79% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.93% of the population.

    There were 18,821 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

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    In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

    The median income for a household in the city was $41,578, and the median income for a family was $49,082. Males had a median income of $34,413 versus $28,897 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,216. About 5.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

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    Education

    The city of Altamonte Springs’ public schools are a part of Seminole County Public Schools. Altamonte Springs is served by 4 public elementary schools (K–5); 1 public middle school (6–8); and 1 public high school (9–12). The city of Altamonte Springs is also home to a branch of Seminole State College of Florida. Additionally, Altamonte Springs boasts 10 percent more college graduates per capita than the Florida average, and is just a few miles away from the University of Central Florida and Rollins College.

    Elementary
    Forest City Elementary
    Altamonte Elementary
    Lake Orienta Elementary
    Spring Lake Elementary

    Middle
    Teague Middle

    High
    Lake Brantley High School

    Private
    Forest Lake Academy
    Forest Lake Education Center
    Altamonte Christian School
    Saint Mary Magdalen School
    Pace Brantley Hall School
    Annunciation Catholic Academy

    Colleges
    Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
    Seminole State College of Florida
    Everglades University

    • Cranes Roost Park, and the general area on State Road 436 east of Interstate 4 is known as the central area of Altamonte Springs. This is the area that borders Interstate 4 which is the main interstate highway for Central Florida connecting Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Tampa. An outdoor town center,  ‘Uptown Altamonte’ marks the central business district of the city. Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte features a water fountain choreographed to classical, swing and contemporary music.
    • This city center incorporates large-scale apartment buildings and planned high rise condominiums. The park area includes a square for weddings, festivals, and city holidays. The spot has become popular with Altamonte Springs residents, and attracts residents from nearby Longwood, Casselberry, and Maitland
    • The area includes the Altamonte Mall, a 4-anchor indoor shopping mall, which includes an 18-screen AMC Theatre.
    • During recent years, Altamonte Springs has been a host city to several local special events in the Orlando area, including Red, Hot, & Boom, a major annual firework festival that takes place every July 3 in celebration of Independence Day. The Red, Hot, & Boom event draws over 100,000 local residents and visitors annually from the entire Central Florida area, includes appearances musical performances by nationally and internationally known entertainers, and is Central Florida’s largest Independence Day Celebration.

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    Special events

    During recent years, Altamonte Springs has been a host city to several local special events in the Orlando area, including Red, Hot, & Boom, a major annual firework festival that takes place every July 3 in celebration of Independence Day. The Red, Hot, & Boom event draws over 100,000 local residents and visitors annually from the entire Central Florida area, includes appearances musical performances by nationally and internationally known entertainers, and is Central Florida’s largest Independence Day Celebration.