Sanford is a unique city known as the "Historic Waterfront Gateway City" and even offers its own airport. The city may be known as a sleepy little town close to Orlando, but for many, it's completely awake and a great place to call home.
Were is Sandford?
Found about 20 miles to the northeast of Orlando, Sanford is found in Seminole County. It's located on the shores of Lake Monroe and on the St. Johns River. The community is found off Interstate 4 with State Road 417 running through the community.
Sanford is close enough for residents to enjoy major attractions, such as Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. It's surrounded by the communities of Lake Mary, Heathrow, and Midway with plenty of other popular communities found just minutes away.
Real Estate in Sanford
With the larger size of Sanford, home buyers are offered a wide variety of options. Neighborhoods are very diverse and offer plenty of options from historic homes to new construction. The Historic Downtown Sanford area offers residential properties with an urban feel and there are several residential options found on the water or with a view of the water.
Home buyers of all types will find what they are looking for in Sanford. With a mix of historic properties, new construction, mixed-use developments, and luxury estates, there's something here for everybody.
Things to do in Sanford
Filled with parks, shopping options and plenty of dining, Sanford offers all types of things to do for residents to enjoy. IT's a very popular spot for those looking to enjoy entertainment and shopping. In fact, the city acts as the regional shopping area for Seminole, Lake and Volusia Counties.
The Market Place at Seminole Towne Center is one of the best places for shopping and offers everything from big box stores to smaller boutiques. Residents also enjoy plenty of shopping in the downtown area.
Lake Monroe offers plenty of wonderful water activities to enjoy and the River-walk found in Sanford is an award-winning spot for dining, shopping, and entertainment.
Some of the top attractions found in Sanford include:
- Museum of Seminole County History
- The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
- Rivership Romance
- Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
- Bill's Airboat Adventures
The city is also home to several parks including the Washington Oaks Park, George Starke Park, Pinehurst Park, and the Academy Manor Park. These parks offer plenty of outdoor recreation to enjoy.
Living in Sanford
With an international airport found right in Sanford, Orlando found to the south and plenty of things to do all throughout the area, it's hard not to want to live in Sanford. There are several housing choices found throughout from waterfront living to more modest communities. Home buyers will find plenty of options here with something for just about everybody.
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Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 3:30pm CDT.