Altamonte Springs, Florida

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Altamonte Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. A northern suburb of Orlando, the city's name is Spanish for "high hill." [http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/reports/names/index.cfm#A] The population was 41,200 at the 2000 census. According to the 2006 U.S. Census Bureau's estimates, the city had a population of 40,613. The city is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which the census bureau estimated had a 2007 population of 2,032,496. [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1200950.html]

Geography

Altamonte Springs is located at coor dms|28|39|41|N|81|23|31|W (28.661463, -81.392016).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 mi² (24.5 km²). 8.9 mi² (23.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 mi² (1.5 km²) of it (5.93%) is water.

Government

Altamonte Springs has a City Manager, City Commissioner form of government, consisting of four commission districts and the Mayor serving City-wide.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 41,200 people, 18,821 households, and 10,012 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,787.3/km² (4,631.1/mi²). There were 19,992 housing units at an average density of 867.3/km² (2,247.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.23% White, 9.72% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.79% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.93% of the population.

There were 18,821 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,578, and the median income for a family was $49,082. Males had a median income of $34,413 versus $28,897 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,216. About 5.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The city of Altamonte Springs' public schools are a part of Seminole County Public Schools. Altamonte Springs contains 9 public elementary schools (K-5), 3 public middle schools (6-8), and 2 public high schools (9-12). The city of Altamonte Springs is also home to a branch of Seminole Community College.

Elementary Schools (Public)

* Altamonte Elementary
* Bear Lake Elementary
* Casselberry Elementary
* Forest City Elementary
* Lake Orienta Elementary
* Sabal Point Elementary
* Spring Lake Elementary
* Wekiva Elementary
* Woodlands Elementary

Middle Schools (Public)

* Rock Lake Middle
* Teague Middle
* Millwee Middle

High Schools (Public)

* Lake Brantley High School
* Lyman High School

Private Schools

* Forest Lake Academy

Community Colleges

* Seminole Community College

Cranes Roost Park & Uptown Altamonte

Cranes Roost Park, Cranes Roost Lake, and the general area on State Road 436 east of Interstate 4 is known as the central area of the city. This is the area that borders Interstate 4 which is the main interstate highway for Central Florida connecting Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Tampa. An outdoor town center was recently opened named 'Uptown Altamonte' which marks the central business district of the city. Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte features a cheorographed water fountain show that will entertain people of all ages. The spectacular music, light and water show features classical, swing and contemporary music in a 20 minute performance.

This bona fide city center incorporates large scale apartment buildings and planned high rise condominiums. The construction also includes surface street shops and retailers with a distinct urban feel. The new park area includes a people friendly-square for weddings, festivals, and city holidays. The spot has become popular with Altamonte Springs residents, and attracts residents from nearby Longwood, Casselberry, and Maitland. Construction is still ongoing, but future plans include two new high rise residential structures (in excess of 10 stories) and a series of parking garages to facilitate visitors.

Tuesdays jumpstart the week with Karaoke Madness featuring DJ Gregg, where the entire family can perform their favorite tunes and enjoy some time together.

Thursdays mean Streetmosphere, Uptown Altamonte's version of the circus, as performers stage two shows of mime, juggling, balancing and magic in the Eddie Rose Amphitheater at 7:30pm and 8:30pm.

Friday Night Live presents bands such as Running with Scissors, The Trans AM's, Silvertones, Bird Dog Bobby Blues Band and Cornucopia.

Monthly events include a Car Cruise with live 50's and 60's music as well as beautiful and classic cars and Cranes Comedy, on the fourth Tuesday of every month, with the best local and national comedy acts at the Eddie Rose Amphitheater.

The area includes the Altamonte Mall, a 4-anchor indoor shopping mall which includes an 18-screen AMC theater. The area also includes many restaurants surrounding the mall and just across the street; A variety of Darden restaurants (Italian) and [Mimi's Cafe] [http://www.mimiscafe.com link title] (New Orleans Style/Classic American)

pecial Events

During recent years Altamonte Springs has been a host city to several local special events in the Orlando area including Red, Hot, & Boom, a major annual firework festival that takes place every July 3rd in celebration of Independence Day. The Red, Hot, & Boom event draws over 100,000 local residents and visitors annually from the entire Central Florida area.

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Events

* Hermits Trail & Turnbull Ave
* Earth Day Event
* Bird Watchers Wanted
* Jr. Rangers Program
* Sunshine Park
* Cranes Roost
* Lake Lotus Nature Park
* Lake Orienta Public Boat Ramp
* Red, Hot, and Boom (Fourth of July Event)

Recreation

* Eastmonte
* Westmonte
* Lake Brantley Sports Complex
* Merrill Park

Transportation

Airports

Altamonte Springs is served primarily by Orlando International Airport (located 30 minutes away), though nearby Orlando Sanford International Airport (located 25 minutes away) also serves the area. Orlando Executive Airport (located 20 minutes away) is used for charter flights and General Aviation.

Buses

Altamonte Springs is served by LYNX, offering local transit service which covers the five-county area (Osceola-Orange-Seminole-Lake-Volusia).

References

External links

* [http://www.altamontesprings.biz/ Altamonte Springs Business Directory]
* [http://www.altamonte.org/ City of Altamonte Springs] City government site
* [http://www.seminolebusinessdirectory.com Seminole County Business Directory]
* [http://www.visitseminole.com/tourism-cvb/about/altamonte.asp Seminole County Convention and Visitors Bureau]
* [http://www.census.gov/ Census]


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