Longwood is an award-winning city and it's easy to see why! In 2014 Longwood was recognized by WJXT Channel 4 as one of the four safest places to raise a family in Florida. The following year Longwood was recognized again, this time by Niche Rankings, as one of the top ten best suburbs in Florida to raise a family. Longwood is home to Spring Hammock Preserve, a 1,500-acre parcel of land that includes hiking trails, two parks, and part of the Cross Seminole Trail.
In addition to being an outstanding place for families, Longwood has long been known as a top business employer. With a number of businesses including South Seminole Hospital, UPS, FedEx and Comprehensive Energy Services making their homes in Longwood, it's a terrific place to work or start a business. In fact, in 2015 Nerdwallet ranked Longwood as one of the best places to start a business in Florida.
Seminole County has always been known for having one of the best school districts in Florida and has been recognized nationally by both Newsweek and MONEY magazine. Seminole County Public Schools is ranked as the number one school district in the Orlando area.