Seminole County, Florida's Natural Choice, maintains one of the region's highest standards of living, and residents love it!
When it comes to community, few people define quality quite the same way. To some, it is beautiful neighborhoods. To others, it is business opportunities. To others, it is a place abundant with natural beauty. For Seminole County, it is all of the above.
Seminole County's recreational activities create community livability. You can't find a place more committed to providing interesting things to see and do.
Seminole County offers plenty of the great outdoors. What sets us apart from the rest of Florida is our public parks and over 6,600 acres of nature preserves, many of which are located along the shores of lakes and scenic rivers. The Trails System is a bicycle/pedestrian system which is being implemented to connect neighborhoods, schools, parks, shopping, workplaces, and transit stops. The Central Florida Zoo is nestled among palms, cypress trees, and majestic oaks and is home to an array of wildlife including felines, elephants, monkeys, birds and more. The Wekiva River and the St. Johns River both offer a look at pristine Florida, with natural sounds, endless wildlife and a quiet escape from the city.
For sports, the Amateur Softball Association calls Seminole County home for numerous national and invitational events. The Florida Citrus Sailfest, held on Lake Monroe, is the largest inland sailing regatta in the nation. Seminole County is also in close proximity to professional sports teams. The Orlando Magic of the NBA and the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League play their games in nearby downtown Orlando.
The opportunity for business and development in Seminole County is at an all-time high. With over 12,211 business start-ups in one year alone, our track record is as impressive as our potential. According to a recent report by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), "Seminole County has prepared for growth with everything from a new expressway to pre-approved development sites, specialized job training and infrastructure incentives...This is a community well prepared to do business with business."
Seminole County offers State, County, and Local Incentives for businesses that are expanding in, or relocating, to Seminole County. In partnership with our development allies, Enterprise Florida and the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, the Seminole Board of Commissioners have provided financial incentives to 39 companies resulting in the creation of 12,057 new jobs with an annual average wage of $43,668.
Seminole County includes seven cities: Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford, and Winter Springs.