Welcome to the City of Longwood
The City of Longwood is located in Central Florida’s Seminole County, just north of Orlando. Incorporated and Unincorporated Longwood, which is comprised of zip codes 32750 and 32779, has a population of 56,457 and an average household income of $66,120.Incorporated Longwood is a city of approximately 14,000 people and 5.6 square miles and is conveniently located on Interstate 4 and State Road 434. Great schools, the ease of commuting to Orlando, the selection of real estate and a rich history has made this award winning City the choice of business and residents, alike. For more detail on the demographics of incorporated Longwood click here.
The City, pursuant to its Charter, follows a "Commission-Manager" form of government. Residents are served by five (5) non-partisan elected officials who are the policy-making body of the City. These elected officials, the City Commission, appoint the City Manager. The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible for the administration and daily business operations of the City.
The City of Longwood has a strong business core which accounts for its daytime population of over 21,000. Some of the top employers include South Seminole Hospital, a part the Orlando Health system, UPS, FedEx, Collis Roofing, Comprehensive Energy Services and Pemberton Attachments. A number of business and industrial parks, including the Florida Central Commerce Park, are home to numerous companies including award winning business incubators. See Business
Top Business Employer
Award Winning City
In 2014 the City received recognition from WJXT Channel 4, an independent television station in Jacksonville, as 1 of the 4 safest places to raise a family in Florida. Most recently Bestplaces.net named Longwood as one of the top 10 best places to live in Florida, the 2015 Niche Rankings has Longwood as the 9th best suburb in Florida to raise a family and Nerdwallet ranked Longwood as the "7th Best Florida City to Start a Business". Most recently, Neighborhood Scout ranked Longwood as the second best city in the state of Florida for families with children.
The Seminole County School System plays an important role in drawing the population and a higher household income into the greater Longwood area. The Seminole Schools rank 5th out of 68 districts in the state and first in the greater Orlando area. Longwood's Lyman High School, ranked in the top 1.9% of all high schools nationally, is recognized as the best in the state for technical and pre-engineering curriculum. See Seminole School District
The City of Longwood Leisure Services Department provides recreational activities, special events, leagues, camps and 9 parks that enhance the quality of life of the residents of Longwood. The Department comprises 3 divisions: Parks Services, Recreation Programs and the Longwood Community Building.
Efficient Transportation & the Historic District
The City is also the site to 1 of the 13 stations along the 61-mile SunRail commuter rail line which provides regional transit from DeBary to Sand Lake Road in Orlando. In addition to its location at the intersection of 2 major roads, the SunRail station is located within the City’s Heritage Village TOD District and is in walking distance of the City's nationally recognized Historic District, which includes the City Hall complex, Reiter Park, and the Health Core where South Seminole Hospital is located.
If you have any questions you can find contact information for all of the departments in our staff directory. Our menu contains all of the pages for local information, departments and many other services. Thank you for your interest in the City and have a nice day!