Part of the
Greater Orlando Metropolitan district, Seminole
County has now become one the fastest
growing counties in Florida.
With its diverse business development and progressive housing development, Seminole County’s economic growth is projected to
rank second in the nation in the near future.
Seminole County was once part of Orange County
until 1913, when the Florida
legislature carved out the area as a separate county. The name comes from the
Indian tribe, the “Seminoles” meaning “runaway” or “wild”. The scenic St. John’s River
flows right through the county and served as a major channel for trade and
transportation from the East Coast into Central Florida.
known upscale communities reside in Seminole
County, including Heathrow, Alaqua, Alaqua Lakes
and Magnolia Plantation. The county boasts many welcoming leisure trail ways,
including the Cross Seminole Trail and the Seminole Wekiva Trail. Both trails
meander throughout the county, offering a safe and enjoyable pathway for
cycling, jogging, strolling. Restrooms and water fountains are located at many
trailheads along the way and there are several overpasses and underpasses
making for a safe crossing of major thoroughfares. Scattered throughout the
county, more than 30 parks offer every sport and recreation imaginable, from
roller hockey to volleyball. From fresh water springs to lakes and rivers,
Seminole county is teeming with natural waterways and lush green conservation
areas, providing its residents with plenty of water recreation.
Seminole County has a total area of 308 square miles and
an estimated population of 403,335, with a projected population in 2010 of
430,098. Seminole County Public Schools are rated the best in the state and
according to Newsweek magazine,
Seminole County high schools rank among the top 3% in the nation.