Spotlight on Altamonte Springs

Located in southwestern Seminole County, Altamonte Springs is a large residential suburb, part of the Orlando area. Over 42,000 residents live on its modest 9.6 square mile radius. Literally meaning, “high hill” springs, this town has over 16,000 multi-family homes and about 5,600 single family homes, making this place a great place for families to settle down.

Outdoor fun for all

As part of its charm, Altamonte Springs has a whole bunch of parks that are great for children. Some of the parks even offer something for the whole family. Cranes Roost Park, located in Uptown Altamonte Springs, has a beautiful walking plaza with benches for breaks, a fountain show, and an outdoor amphitheatre for shows, making it a unique park that offers ongoing events. For any weekend outing, Eastmonte Park is the way to go. There’s picnic pavilions, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor racquetball courts, baseball fields and a playground.

Social and recreational activities for residents

One of the best features of Altamonte Springs is that it is a part of the Department of Leisure Services. This program allows for residents (and visitors) to take part in competitive and recreational sports. Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, at a beginner or expert level, there are tons of options available. This fall, the Altamonte Baseball Academy has been introduced to train young athletes as young as 4 years of age all the way to 18 years, the art of baseball all year at a special facility. If you have a cheerleader in your family, there’s a team for them as well. Kids from ages 5 to 14 are welcome to cheer on the flag football team, and receive a uniform and pom-poms to boot. There are also youth and adult softball leagues, gymnastics, tennis, wrestling, basketball, beach volleyball, and racquetball. Altamonte Springs is a great place to stay in shape and meet new friends!