Altamonte Springs History
Dr. Washington Kilmer of Cincinnati was the first to settle into the area around 1870 and named the area Altamont (minus the "e" from the present spelling). In 1882, the Altamonte Land, Hotel and Navigation Company gave the area its present name: Altamonte Springs. The company developed the core community along Altamonte Avenue (today's SR 436) between Maitland and Longwood Avenues (today's Ronald Reagan Boulevard). The population of Altamonte Springs is 42,150.
Altamonte Springs and nearby Attractions
- Cranes Roost Park
- Altamonte Mall
- Lake Lotus Nature Park
- AMC 18 Movie Theater
Things To Do in Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs offers countless opportunities for entertainment and amusement. An outdoor town center named “Uptown Altamonte” provides restaurants and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Cranes Roost, which is located in “Uptown Altamonte,” features a water fountain that is choreographed to classical, swing, and contemporary music.
Altamonte Springs Transportation
Altamonte Springs is served primarily by Orlando International Airport, which is located 30 minutes south. Orlando Sanford International Airport, located 25 minutes north, also serves the area. Orlando Executive Airport, located 20 minutes south, is used for charter flights and general aviation. It is also served by SunRail, the Central Florida Commuter Rail system.
Altamonte Springs Higher Education
The city of Altamonte Springs' public schools are a part of Seminole County Public Schools.
Altamonte Springs is served by 4 public elementary schools (K–5): Forest City Elementary, Altamonte Elementary, Lake Orienta Elementary, and Spring Lake Elementary
1 public middle school (6–8): Teague Middle School
1 public high school (9–12): Lake Brantley High School
The city of Altamonte Springs is also home to a branch of Seminole State College of Florida. It is also just a few miles from the University of Central Florida and Rollins College.