Guide to Sanford
Sanford is in Seminole County and is 10 miles south of Deltona, Florida and approximately 20 miles northeast of Orlando. The city, incorporated in 1877, features many marinas and affords boats and commercial vessels access to the Atlantic Ocean. The city is located on the shores of Lake Monroe and on the St. John’s River. Sanford also includes many aged commercial buildings, residential homes and has a small-town rural atmosphere with an estimated population of over 50,000.
Sanford contains 19th century buildings, an immaculate waterfront, unique shops, and restaurants. The city is still within proximity for both residents and visitors to enjoy major attractions such as Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. It is shrouded by the communities of Lake Mary, Heathrow and Midway, with other prevalent communities not too far off.
If you are a prospective home buyer in the larger side of Sanford, you will find a large variety of options at your disposal. The neighborhoods consist mainly of homes steeped in history, and many new construction properties. In the Historic Downtown Sanford area, there are numerous residential properties with a metropolitan vibe, as well as several residential choices on the water or with a view of the water. The diversity found in Sanford is only a small fraction of what makes it special. With historic properties, mixed-use developments and luxury estates, there is something here for everyone.
For your leisure, Sanford offers parks, restaurants and is especially popular for entertainment and shopping. The city itself is known as the regional shopping area for Seminole, Lake and Volusia Counties. The Marketplace at Seminole Towne Center is one of the best places for shopping, but residents and visitors can also frequent the downtown area for their shopping needs. Lake Monroe has many water activities, and the RiverWalk in Sanford is an award-winning spot for dining, shopping, and entertainment.
Some of the top attractions Sanford has to offer include the Museum of Seminole County History, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Bill’s Airboat Adventures, Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, the Helen Stairs Theatre, and the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. There are also a variety of parks that can be found in Sanford, namely the Big Tree County Park, George State Park, Pinehurst Park, and the Academy Manor Park; all of which are ideal for enjoying outdoor activities.
This rich and beguiling city offers an abundance of options for prospective home buyers and people of all ages. Sanford has something to offer everyone who wants to become a part of its community and you should not have to think twice to come find out why!
- Galileo School for Gifted Learning A+
- Wilson Elementary School A+
- Sanford Middle School A+
- Seminole High School A+
- Crooms Academy of Information Technology A+
- Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
- St. Johns Rivership Company
- Delirium Band at Buster's Bistro
- Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
- U-SAIL of Central Florida
- Sanford Museum
- Limo Cycle Tours
- Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe
- Palate Coffee Brewery
- Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park
- Mayfair Country Club
- Hontoon Island State Park
- Walt Disney World
- LEGOLAND Florida Resort
- Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards