Winter Springs, Florida, is 11 miles N of Orlando, Florida. The history of Winter Springs began when a New York merchant, Moses Levy, made a fortune in lumbering and trade with the Spanish. The city was incorporated in 1959 as North Orlando, and it wasn’t until 1972 that it changed its name to Winter Springs. Based on land area, it is the largest city in Seminole County now.
Winter Springs has several amusement parks nearby, including the Blue Spring State Park and the Hontoon Island State Park. These are ideal places for family picnics and provide great entertainment opportunities for adults and kids alike. In addition, those interested in the history and fine arts can visit the museums in the surrounding area. Apart from this, nearby attractions include the Brevard Zoo, Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, and Universal Studios.
The Winter Springs Town Center, designed to replicate the feel of “old town” Florida in the City’s geographic heart, opened in 2002. This mixed-use development provides an urban center for the City with general and specialty retail shops and office space. Winter Springs is considered one of the state’s most livable ‘small towns.’ Money magazine recently listed Winter Springs on America’s Top 100 Best Places to Live list.