Seminole County

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.


Numerous well 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.



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