Introduction to Longwood, Florida
Longwood, Florida, in Seminole county, is 11 miles N of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 85 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. Part of the surrounding Orlando metro area, Longwood is home to some 13,745 residents.
The initial settlers of the area that would become Longwood came around early 1870s. John Neil Searcy who came in March of 1873, and Edward Warren Henck who came in November. They began developing a small community in this area. It was Henck who decided on the name ‘Longwood’ for the area. He also became the first mayor of Longwood in 1885. Longwood was incorporated as a city in 1923.
Longwood and nearby Attractions
- Bradlee-McIntyre House
- Longwood Historic District
- Spring Hammock Preserve
- Walt Disney World
- Universal Studios
Things To Do In Longwood
Longwood is in the neighborhood of some of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. They include the beaches of Atlantic Coast, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Wet N’ Wild. Visitors have a limitless choice of interesting activities, like biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, camping etc. There are a number of golf courses and facilities for other outdoor sports as well.
People looking to travel by air can use nearby Orlando International Airport.
Longwood Higher Education
The University of Phoenix is local to the area.