A L T A M O N T E • S P R I N G S
A clean and active community. Good schools and activities. Entertainment, restaurants, movie theatre and shopping all centrally located.
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CRANES ROOST PARK
Cranes Roost Park is at the heart of Uptown Altamonte surrounding Cranes Roost Lake. The lake is encircled by one mile of continuous walkway with benches and covered seating areas. Within the 45-acre park is a European-style plaza including a choreographed fountain show, a 62-foot picturesque tower and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater which features stadium-style seating and a one-of-a-kind floating stage.View Their Website.
Eat, shop, and play, all in one go-to retail destination. Altamonte Mall is one of Orlando's favorite shopping centers, conveniently located off I-4 and filled with popular brands that you know and love. Enjoy dinner and a movie or a shopping spree here, where you'll find lots of options as well as plenty of space to park.View Their Website
Uptown Altamonte, the City’s premier business and urban residential district, has established itself as the pulse of Altamonte Springs and serves as an economic and aesthetic focal point which offers carefree living, convenient shopping, offices and an enviable collection of places to eat, drink and be entertained.View Their Website
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About Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs was among the first area in Seminole County to attract growth. As a result, many residential neighborhoods boast towering tree-shaded streets, peaceful lakeside living, and a sense of pride in the community.
Among the city’s pride and joy is Uptown Altamonte at Cranes Roost Park. Included in this redevelopment are several eateries, shops, and gathering places that commonly host music concerts, art festivals, classic car shows, karaoke, and holiday gatherings like the Red Hot and Boom Independence Day Celebration which attracts over 100,000 people each year. Cranes Roost Lake is surrounded by a continuous walkway with ample seating and is a pleasure to stroll by day or night. This enjoyable park features an amphitheater with stadium-style seating, a unique floating stage and a choreographed fountain with a water and light show. Nearby lies the Altamonte Mall, one of the largest regional malls in Florida, making this area popular for all.
The city’s name “Altamonte” is derived from a Spanish expression meaning “high hill”. The area was originally settled in 1882 as Altamonte Station by Boston businessmen who built the Altamonte Hotel on 1,200 acres of land. Residents renamed the townAltamonte Springs after natural springs were discovered in Lake Adelaide. The city was incorporated in 1920 and over the next 50 years, experienced sluggish growth. Due to the Central Florida growth spurt in the 70’s, it eventually prospered into an ideal suburb community of Orlando. The population has increased 55 percent since 1984 and currently totals more than 50,000.
Altamonte Springs is conveniently located at the intersection of I-4 and 436, providing easy and quick access to downtown Orlando in 15 minutes and the Orlando International airport just 25 minutes away. Major employers in the area include Embarq, AT&T, Florida Hospital, The Altamonte Mall and over 12 hotels. People choose Altamonte Springs as their destination for it’s proximity to everything.