Why Choose a Home in Altamonte Springs?
Considering a move to the Orlando area? You might want to look into Altamonte Springs. Nestled just north of downtown Orlando, this summer is home to about 45,000 residents. It in the northern suburbs of the Orlando, Kissimmee, and Sanford metropolitan area and it’s best known for its commercial stretch of State Route 436 that runs through it featuring strip malls, restaurants, markets and more. It’s home to one of Orlando’s most popular shopping centers and is chocked full of hidden delights, gems, and natural resources.
People with families or small children tend to move to this area due to its great schools and the school district. It’s part of the seminal County public school district and has four elementary schools, one public middle school, and one high school but several students use both the Lake Brantley high school and Lyman high school. These schools receive excellent ratings from great schools.org for education, academics, and student participation. There are several private schools as well including the Forest Lake Academy and Education Center, the Altamonte Christian school, St. Mary Magdalene School, Pace Brantley Hall school, and a few others. There’s also a few branches of higher education as well and the Altamonte Springs city library.
Altamonte has a central, Uptown district with an outdoor town Center with water fountains, festivals, shops, hotels, and retailers. There’s a square usable for weddings and city holidays and has become a popular spot with locals and includes future plans for two high-rise residential structures as well as a series of parking facilities and more. Includes a mall, a 4 acre indoor shopping center, 18 screen AMC theater and several restaurants including Darden restaurant and Jason’s deli.
Altamonte has a variety of homes and price ranges for just about everyone’s taste and budget. You can go with small single-family homes for less than $200,000, beautiful condominiums with the low maintenance lifestyles for around $300,000 or even luxury single-family homes up to $1 million. There’s really something for everyone and it depends on your lifestyle, your budget, and how much maintenance you want to undertake in your new home. There are some neighborhoods that are safer than others and some in different school districts and zones. If you’re looking for something specific I can point you in the right direction for resources, school zone information, crime statistics or I’d be happy to even tell you a list of homes where you can walk to the nearest Starbucks, coffee shop, bookstore or market.
Again, one of the best things about Altamonte Springs is it’s an easy location to downtown Orlando and all the fun entertainment around our County yet it’s far enough away to give you that small town feel and community connectedness.
If you’d like to explore more about this unique suburb of Orlando feel free to browse all available listings here or contact our office if you have questions or would like to schedule a showing.