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.