Longwood Florida Homes

Longwood is a suburban city that is located in the heart of the Sunshine State. The area is known for its mass appeal, particularly when it comes to access to beaches, theme parks and unbeatable warm weather for most of the year.

While there are many places where people can choose to live in the Greater Orlando Area, Longwood is definitely a top pick and a wonderful place to call home.

Get to know Longwood by reading more about it below then decide whether it could be the right place for you and your family.

Details About Longwood, Florida

Longwood boasts a population of 13,600 as of the last census, taken in 2010. However, it is part of the much larger Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Statistical Area, which is home to over two million residents. The city itself occupies just over five square miles, and roughly one-third of the population is made up of families with at least one child at home who is under the age of 18.

Longwood has a history that includes Seminoles, Creek Indians and some early colonial settlers. Longwood is located just 15 miles north of Downtown Orlando, making it easily accessible via I-4.

Education and Schooling in Longwood

The city of Longwood falls under the jurisdiction of the Seminole County School System. The city boasts three public elementary schools, two public middle schools and one primary public high school. However, there are also private school options nearby, as well as other schools still within the Seminole County School System.

Most of Longwood's schools are ranked at an 8 or 9 out of a 1-10 scale, a great sign if you have children and are planning a move to the area.

Advantages of Living in Longwood

There are so many benefits that living in Longwood can offer. Despite being so close to a major urban area, Longwood boasts a range of outdoor and rural experiences that range from nature preserves to boating opportunities.

If you plan to work while living in Longwood, there are plenty of major employers right in the city, including hospitals and shipping companies, but it is also possible to have a short commute right into Orlando.

All of the big-city amenities that most people desire will be 20 minutes away, offering quick access to Orlando International Airport as well as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, not to mention countless shopping malls upscale dining and nightlife options. However, those urban attractions won't impact the suburban, safe and family-oriented atmosphere in Longwood.

With so many positive attributes, it is easy to see the appeal of living in the charming, beautiful and perfectly located Longwood, Florida.

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  • $4,350,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 7
  • 13,348
  • Lake Club
  • 5
  • 16,194
  • 2008
  • Lake Club
  • O5545150

“live The Dream!” A “lifestyle” Of Privacy, Lakefront Living On Nearly 6 Acres With Sandy Beach, Sports Complex Including Golf Putting Green & Chipping Area, Volleyball Court, Lighted ½ Nba... Read More

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Courtesy of Armel Real Estate Inc
  • $2,500,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 5,830
  • 4
  • 9,388
  • 2005
  • Longwood Hills
  • O5522459

Feel Yourself Relax As You Drive Through The Gate Along The Tree Canopied Paver Driveway, Revel In The Serenity Of This Secluded Acreage. As You Enter Through The Front Door, Marvel At Coffered... Read More

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Courtesy of Premier Sothebys Int'l Realty
  • $2,500,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 6,189
  • 6
  • 9,396
  • 2012
  • O5545298

Markham Woods Road Corridor Equestrian Estate! Built In 2012 By Award-winning Custom Builder Charles Clayton! This Stunning Estate Features Pure Luxury Living Nestled In The Middle Of 10 Acres! Some... Read More

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Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Re
  • $2,300,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 7
  • 7,287
  • 5
  • 10,681
  • 2000
  • Alaqua Lakes Ph 1
  • O5512697

Located In Alaqua Lakes In The Estate Section Called"the Reserve" One Of A Kind Dave Brewer Built Estate Home.this Exquisitely Crafted Home Is Majestically Set On A One Plus Acre Lot With Exceptional... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Advantage 2 Realty
  • $2,100,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 8
  • 9,293
  • 8
  • 11,288
  • 1981
  • Acreage & Unrec
  • O5521728

True Southern Style With Classic Elegance Yet Comfortable And Welcoming To Come Home To. Must See Virtual Aerial Tour! This 5 Acre Estate Located In The Heart Of Markham Woods Area Has Something For... Read More

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Courtesy of Charles Rutenberg Rlty Orlando
  • $2,095,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 5,224
  • 5
  • 7,531
  • 2009
  • Meredith Manor Gene Gables Sec
  • O5501689

Extraordinary Character Built By Award Winning Custom Home Builder Maroon Fine Homes. Truly One Of A Kind Waterfront Home With A Beautiful And Serene Panorama Of Spring Fed Lake Brantley. Spectacular... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Heritage Realty
  • $2,000,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 8,465
  • 5
  • 11,684
  • 2000
  • Sweetwater Club Unit 1
  • O5536859

Exclusive Privately Gated Estate Home In The Gorgeous Sweetwater Club Estates Community! As You Walk Through The Grand Columned Entrance, You Will Be Taken Back By The Architectural And Design... Read More

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Courtesy of La Rosa Realty, Llc
  • $2,000,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 8
  • 9,068
  • 8
  • 11,540
  • 1990
  • Sweetwater Club Unit 4
  • O5536854

This Is It! Welcome Home To This Executive Retreat In The Tranquil, 24 Hour Manned Gated Community Of Sweetwater Club. Sitting High On A 1.27 Acre Corner Lot, This 4 Car Garage Home With A Circular... Read More

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Courtesy of Bhhs Florida Realty
  • $1,999,999
  • Single Family Home
  • 7
  • 7,961
  • 6
  • 10,102
  • 2001
  • Alaqua Lakes Ph 1
  • O5488356

This Exceptional Golf Front Home Is Located In “the Reserve” Of Alaqua Lakes, One Of The Most Sought After Guarded & Gated Communities In Central Florida. Situated On A Spectacular Oversized... Read More

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Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Re
  • $1,900,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 8
  • 15,507
  • 8
  • 19,779
  • 1977
  • Sweetwater Club Unit 1-a
  • O5480727

Sweetwater Club Is One Of Seminole County's Exclusive Guard Gated Communities, And Is Known For Great Schools And Is Close Proximity To Dining, Shopping And Much More. Enjoy Access To Lake Brantley... Read More

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Courtesy of Southern Prestige Realty Inc
  • $1,899,900
  • Single Family Home
  • 9
  • 8,525
  • 8
  • 11,786
  • 1976
  • Sweetwater Club Unit 1
  • O5504750

Live In Private Luxury In The Prestigious Guard Gated Community Of Sweet Water Club. Discover Elegant Living In This 8 Bed/7 Bath Home. This Home Sits On 4.28 Acres Of Manicured And Splendid... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Advantage 2 Realty
  • $1,799,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 8
  • 7,450
  • 6
  • 10,835
  • 2002
  • Sweetwater Club Unit 2
  • O5505747

Custom Designed And Built In 2002 And Recently Refreshed, This Sprawling Estate Offers The Ultimate Privacy & Luxury & Is Situated On Over 2.7 Acres, On A Peaceful Cul-de-sac. The Floor Plan Was... Read More

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Courtesy of Stockworth Realty Group
  • $1,680,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 8,471
  • 5
  • 10,809
  • 1989
  • Alaqua Ph 2
  • O5505855

Classic Mediterranean Style Home Privately Situated On Over 1 Acre Of Golf Front And Conservation Property With 24/7 Manned Guard Gate. Enjoy Nature And The Wildlife That Meanders Throughout The... Read More

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Courtesy of Realty Executives Seminole
  • $1,600,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 7
  • 6,741
  • 5
  • 21,027
  • 1981
  • O5531128

You Have To See The Great Potential This Property Has To Offer. Prime 5.25 Acre Estate With A Private Gated Entrance And 10 Car Garages Offers Enough Storage For Even The Most Avid Toy (cars, Boats,... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Heritage Realty
  • $1,599,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 6,670
  • 5
  • 10,438
  • 2005
  • Alaqua Lakes Ph 1
  • O5540194

Welcome Home To The Pinnacle Of Luxury! This Dave Brewer Custom Home Was Built On A Private Conservation Lot, On A Cul De Sac, For Unparalleled Privacy In The Reserve Section Of Alaqua Lakes.... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Heritage Realty
  • $1,525,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 6,527
  • 5
  • 8,148
  • 1988
  • Alaqua Ph 1
  • S4848575

Exquisite European Estate Located In Beautiful Alaqua. This Magnificent Custom 2-story Home Has 6527sf Of Gracious Living With Attention To Detail Throughout. Beautiful Double Glass Doors Welcome You... Read More

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Courtesy of Bustamante Real Estate Inc
  • $1,300,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,355
  • 4
  • 7,436
  • 1994
  • Alaqua Ph 3
  • O5511901

Alaqua Custom Waterfront Home With Upgrades Galore! Two Seated Majestic Lions Set The Tone For This Phenomenal Home. Exterior Also Features A Large Set Back And Over-sized Circular Driveway. Interior... Read More

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Courtesy of Advanta Realty
  • $1,299,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 6,401
  • 6
  • 7,981
  • 2000
  • Alaqua Lakes Ph 3
  • O5530000

Magnificent Executive Custom Home Built By Brentwood Located In Prestigious 24/7 Guard Gated Golf Community Of Alaqua Lakes. Large Master Suite With 2 Walk In Closets And Custom Built-ins, Master... Read More

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Courtesy of Resource Realty Services, Inc.
  • $1,299,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 7,236
  • 5
  • 9,781
  • 1989
  • Wingfield North 2
  • O5528912

Golf Front, One Of A Kind!!! Palm Beach Style Classic Estate. 24 Hour Guard Gated Community.....located On Alaqua Golf Course. Amazing Floor Plan And First Class Throughout! Tuscan Feel... Read More

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Courtesy of Iron Horse Real Estate Inc
  • $1,199,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 7
  • 7,471
  • 5
  • 10,502
  • 1984
  • Sweetwater Club Unit 3
  • O5498931

Magnificent Estate/executive Home In A Guarded/gated Golf Community Adjoining Sweetwater Country Club. Selling Below Market Value For Quick Sale. Custom Built Home 5 Bedrooms/5 Full Baths Plus 2 Half... Read More

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Courtesy of Florida Homes Realty & Mtg
  • $1,195,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,260
  • 5
  • 6,857
  • 2000
  • Alaqua Lakes Ph 2
  • O5545875

When You See This Custom-built Dave Brewer Golf-front Beauty, Your Search May Be Over! Home Was Designed With A Focus On The Sweeping Views Of The Storied Legacy Club Golf Course, And Lovingly... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Heritage Realty
  • $1,100,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,701
  • 5
  • 7,355
  • 1983
  • Wingfield Reserve Ph 1
  • O5545625

Magnificent Home In Wingfield Reserve. Remarkable Landscaping To Both Front And Back Exterior. Totally Renovated In 2015. Sellers Have Left No Stone Unturned! Upon Entering This Home You Will View... Read More

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Courtesy of Watson Realty Corp
  • $1,099,999
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,146
  • 4
  • 7,091
  • 1988
  • Alaqua Ph 1
  • O5529477

Luxury At Its Finest, In The Finest Neighborhood Of Alaqua! This Home Boasts High Vaulted Ceilings Throughout With A Kitchen That Has An Island As Big As One Of The Greek Islands. The Entire Kitchen... Read More

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Courtesy of La Rosa Realty, Llc
  • $1,098,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,976
  • 6
  • 7,516
  • 2014
  • Tranquility On Lake Brantley
  • O5545158

You've Found It! The "exotic" Is A Luxurious, One Of A Kind Waterfront Home Providing Breathtaking Sunsets Over Beautiful Lake Brantley. This Unique Home Has It All....5/6 Bedrooms, 4 Full And 1... Read More

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Courtesy of Charles Rutenberg Rlty Orlando
  • $1,075,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 7
  • 7,280
  • 5
  • 9,166
  • 1992
  • Alaqua Ph 3
  • T2893235

Alaqua Guard Gated, One Acre Estate Home With Golf Course Frontage! Beautiful Pool And Spa With Fountain, Swim Up Bar With Fridge, Changing Rooms And Over-sized Screen Enclosure! This Wonderful... Read More

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Courtesy of Dlp Realty
  • $1,050,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 5,552
  • 5
  • 6,929
  • 2001
  • Alaqua Lakes Ph 4
  • O5499731

Luxury Home In Gated Community On The Golf Course. This 5500+ Sq Ft Home Has It All, Spacious Rooms, Plus Office, Two Bonus Rooms And A Four Car Garage. The Second Level Bonus Room Can Easily Be A... Read More

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Courtesy of Real Estate Firm Of Orlando
  • $1,050,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,015
  • 4
  • 6,203
  • 2005
  • Alaqua Lakes Ph 7
  • O5540680

Located In Highly Sought Markham Woods Rd. Corridor Of North Seminole County, Home To Fantastic School Systems And Some Of The Best Parks And Recreation In The State, This Single Story Full Custom... Read More

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Courtesy of Smith Mcintosh Properties, Inc
  • $999,900
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 4,625
  • 4
  • 6,654
  • 1995
  • Alaqua Ph 3
  • O5542729

Come Take A Look At This Totally Updated Executive Custom Home Located Within The Sought After Gated Community Of Alaqua! After A Long Week Of Work, Invite Your Neighbors For A Bbq On The Back Lanai... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Heritage Realty
  • $995,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 4
  • 4,361
  • 4
  • 6,620
  • 2011
  • Veramonte
  • O5545977

Custom Built Home By Signature Homes Group Located In The Luxurious And Secure Gated Enclave Of Veramante. Buyers With Discretion And High Standards Will Be Impressed With The Quality And Selection... Read More

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Courtesy of Fronk & Co.
  • $950,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 5,400
  • 6
  • 6,613
  • 1989
  • Alaqua Ph 2
  • O5514911

Take Advantage Of A Great Opportunity To Own A Beautiful, Tastefully Enhanced Markham Woods Area Executive Home With A Separate Guesthouse. The Open Floor Plan Provides A Spacious Area For Family... Read More

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Courtesy of Premier Sothebys Int'l Realty

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