Introduction to Winter Springs, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida, in Seminole county, is 11 miles N of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 87 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Orlando metropolitan area. Winter Springs has a population of 31,666.
Winter Springs History
The history of Winter Springs has been recorded from the time a New York merchant, Moses Levy, made a fortune in lumbering and trade with the Spanish. The city was incorporated in 1959 as North Orlando, and it wasn't until 1972 that it changed its name to Winter Springs. On the basis of land area, it is the largest city in Seminole County now. This city was ranked by the August 2007 issue of Money Magazine as the 31st best place to live in the United States and the 2nd best place to live in the state of Florida.
Winter Springs and nearby Attractions
- Art & Graphics by Michael Kingery (Amusement and Theme Park)
- Gee Creek
- Maria Lake
- All Souls Catholic Church
- Youngs Railroad Station
Things To Do In Winter Springs
The city of Winter Springs has a number of amusement parks nearby including the Blue Spring State Park, and the Hontoon Island State Park. These are ideal places for family picnics and provide great entertainment opportunities for adults and kids alike. Those interested in the history and fine arts can visit the museums in the surrounding area. Apart from this, nearby attractions also include the Brevard Zoo, Disney World, Kennedy Space Center and Universal Studios.
Winter Springs Transportation
The city is served by the Orlando Sanford International Airport.
Winter Springs Higher Education
Adult education is provided by Seminole Community College.