Altamonte Springs was among
the first area in Seminole
County to attract growth.
As a result, many residential neighborhoods boast towering tree shaded streets,
peaceful lakeside living, and a sense of pride in the community.
Among the city’s pride and joy is Uptown Altamonte at Cranes Roost
Park. Included in this
redevelopment are several eateries, shops, and gathering places that commonly
host music concerts, art festivals, classic car shows, karaoke, and holiday
gatherings like the Red Hot and Boom Independence Day Celebration which
attracts over 100,000 people each year. Cranes Roost Lake is surrounded by a continuous walkway with ample seating
and is a pleasure to stroll by day or night. This enjoyable park features an
amphitheatre with stadium style seating, a unique floating stage and a
choreographed fountain with a water and light show. Nearby lies the
Altamonte Mall, one of the largest regional malls in Florida, making this area popular for all.
The city’s name
“Altamonte” is derived from a Spanish expression meaning “high hill”. The area
was originally settled in 1882 as Altamonte Station by Boston businessmen who built the Altamonte
Hotel on 1,200 acres of land. Residents renamed the town Altamonte
Springs after natural springs were discovered in Lake Adelaide.
The city was incorporated in 1920 and over the next 50 years, experienced
sluggish growth. Due to the Central Florida growth spurt in the 70’s, it
eventually prospered into an ideal suburb community of Orlando. The population has increased 55
percent since 1984 and currently totals more than 50,000.
Altamonte Springs is conveniently located at the intersection of I-4 and 436, providing easy
and quick access to downtown Orlando
in 15 minutes and the Orlando International airport just 25 minutes away. Major
employers in the area include Embarq, AT&T, Florida Hospital,
The Altamonte Mall and over 12 hotels. People choose Altamonte Springs as their
destination for it’s proximity to everything.
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