History & Culture
Longwood was a town before it was an Orlando suburb, and the architecture and street layouts reflect its midcentury origins. It is a liminal space, halfway between city and country, and the residents revel in the greenness of their city. They kayak and paddleboard, they hike under giant cypress trees, they run and bike over the trails that crisscross the area. In general, locals see Longwood as a place of retreat, a quiet home they can return to after a day of work in Orlando or Lake Mary. It’s a family-friendly and family-focused town, a great place to live life at a (slightly) slower pace.