Overview of Heathrow
Located in central Florida, Heathrow is a picturesque community surrounded by vibrant wildlife and lakes. Situated in Seminole County, Heathrow is just 18 miles north of Orlando and has lots to offer. With approximately 5,800 residents, Heathrow is a affluent, tight-knit city. Search for Heathrow apartments for rent and find a scenic community perfect for retiring or raising families.
Living in Heathrow, FL
The nation's focus turned to the Heathrow area in the 1830s during the Second Seminole War due to the local harsh battles between the Seminole tribe and army camps. Years later, the county became a sawmill area and a leading fruit producer and it saw a rise in population. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, commercial fishing generated the most money for Seminole County.
Heathrow residents still succeed in their business ventures today. According to City-Data, top industries are finance and insurance, professional, scientific and technical services, and health care and social assistance. The city's unemployment is below the state average and Heathrow residents earn above Florida's median household income. Local families live in Heathrow apartments to enjoy being surrounded by acres of parkland, fresh produce and fabulous restaurants and shopping.
Heathrow Attractions and Special Events
For more than 25 years, residents and visitors alike have enjoyed the Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts. Attendees get their fill with meals from local restaurants and support local artists. Heathrow residents also enjoy exploring the county's 2,000 waterways and attending the area's annual classic car show.
When residents want the feel of a larger city, they travel to Orlando, which offers several theme parks, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and John F. Kennedy Space Center. Heathrow residents also travel to the city to fly out of the Orlando International Airport.
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