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Overview

Introduction to Altamonte Springs, Florida

Altamonte Springs, Florida is 8 miles N of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 82 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. It's located in Seminole County, in Central Florida and is regarded as a northern suburb of Orlando. The names translates to "high hill" in Spanish. Cranes Roost Park and Cranes Roost Lake are recognized as the central area of the municipality. Altamonte Springs is situated in one of the affluent areas of Central Florida.

Altamonte Springs Attractions

  • The Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte includes an entertaining choreographed water fountain show which includes music, light and water.
  • Eddie Rose Amphitheater.
  • Friday Night Live offers a variety of music.
  • Cranes Roost Park is situated along a lake and includes huge, attractive trees and a popular amphitheater. It hosts major city events and offers concerts, art shows and other events. The park is a popular destination for taking a leisurely walk.
  • Altamonte Mall.
  • The Red Hot & Boom is a major fireworks event which occurs on July 3rd and attracts a large crowd from the Central Florida region.

Altamonte Springs Activities

The Lake Lotus Nature Park includes a fishing pier, boardwalks, nature trails and a wetlands area. Eastmonte, Merrill Park and Westmonte are utilized for outdoor recreation. Altamonte Springs is home to the Lake Brantley Sports Complex. Lake Orienta provides opportunities for fishing and other types of outdoor recreation. Nearby Orlando offers a variety of activities and entertainment, including Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando and Universal Studios. The region offers numerous quality golf courses.

Altamonte Springs Higher Education

The city is home to a campus of Seminole Community College.

Altamonte Springs Transportation

Air travel is provided by the nearby Orlando International Airport.

People

Total Population 41,889
Male Share of the Population 44.3%
Female Share of the Population 55.7%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 22,306
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 38.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,907
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,559
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,063

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,621
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.1%
Median Gross Rent $979
Median House Value $134,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.2%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 9.6%

Altamonte Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Seminole
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 32701, 32714
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32715, 32716
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.66
Longitude -81.365

Altamonte Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SANFORD ORLANDO
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 70 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Station LISBON
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Casselberry 26,520 $49,093
Eatonville 2,258 $31,827
Longwood 13,776 $64,145
Maitland 16,273 $97,512
Winter Park 28,771 $95,536
Winter Springs 33,673 $78,542

Altamonte Springs Public Libraries

Library
Altamonte Springs City Library
281 MAITLAND AVENUE NORTH
Altamonte Springs, Florida
(407) 571-8830

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Altamonte Springs High Schools

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LAKE BRANTLEY HIGH SCHOOL
991 SAND LAKE ROAD
407-320-3450
Serves 3,317 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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1096 MERRITT STREET
407-320-3250
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Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.6

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