Altamonte Springs is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated in Seminole County, 11 miles from Orlando. Altamonte Springs hosts the annual Orlando area Red, Hot, & Boom, a major July 3rd firework festival to celebrate Independence Day. Attracting more than a hundred thousand to the festival, it features musical performances by nationally and internationally known entertainers. This festival is Central Florida’s largest Independence Day Celebration.
Altamonte Springs is a 20 minute drive from anywhere in the Central Florida area. It makes this city a commuter community to many locations. Uptown Altamonte is a market area that part of the planned Central Business District. It has been designed so residents can work, play, and live in their community. The economy is strongly based on local tourism and nearby Orlando. Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center, and is home to Disney World and several other attractions. Companies in the area include Lockheed-Martin, KDF, General Dynamics, Harris, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Siemens, and Veritas/Symantec. There are many options for executive suites in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see in do in and around Altamonte Springs. There are beaches, amusement parks, nature preserves, and so much more. Cranes Roost Park is located in the heart of Uptown Altamonte. The 45 acre park surrounds Cranes Roost Lake, encircling it with a mile of walkways. There are benches, covered seating areas, a European-styled Plaza, choreographed fountain shows, a limestone clad tower, and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater with stadium styled seating and a floating stage. Altamonte Springs is within twenty minutes of Disneyland. Dining options in Altamonte Springs include Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, Panera Bread, First Watch, Mimi’s Café, Elephant Bar Restaurant, and Kobe Japanese Steakhouse.
The nearest major airport to Altamonte Springs is Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB/KSFB). Featuring international and domestic flights from Sanford, Florida, the airport is located 14 miles from the city center. The Orlando International Airport (MCO/KMCO) is also serves the area and is 19 miles from the city. A third choice is the Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB/KDAB) situated 45 miles from Altamonte Springs. The LYNX bus network offers local transit routes from Altamonte Springs between the surrounding counties – Osceola, Orange, Lake and Volusia.