A Florida suburb, about 20 minutes outside of Orlando and slightly cheaper to live in than Orlando. If you aren't rich enough or are too scared to live in Orlando-the murder capitol of the state-you move to Altamonte Springs, aka "The Springs" to the locals (esp. the local teens/kids). If there is a right place in all of the Orlando metropolitan area, Altamonte Springs is it. Positioned in the geographic heart of Central Florida, Altamonte Springs provides a solid base of white collar personnel and support services with the convenience of a location that virtually eliminates the daily challenge of commuting to work. Altamonte Springs boasts a dynamic mix of fine retail establishments, hotels, upscale offices, commercial space, abundant restaurants, and housing in all price ranges. In addition to single-family and multi-family homes nestled in lakeside and tree-shaded communities, Altamonte Springs is located in one of the more affluent areas of Central Florida. The City’s current population for 2009-2010 is 43,243.
The 6 largest Retail Centers in the City:
-The Altamonte Mall
-The Marketplace @ Altamonte
-West Town Corners
-Oak Grove Shoppes
"Dude, there's nothing to do!"
"I know. If we wanna find a party or something we gotta get out of The Springs. Let's head for Orlando."
"Are you crazy? You wanna leave Altamonte Springs to go to Orlando! Unless we go straight to Disney World, we'll get shot!"