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Longwood FL is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 14,085 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Longwood FL is the 164th largest community in Florida. Longwood FL home sales.
Unlike some cities, Longwood FL isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Longwood FL are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Longwood FL is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Longwood FL who work in office and administrative support (15.27%), sales jobs (13.66%), and management occupations (9.15%).
The overall education level of Longwood FL is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.49% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The per capita income in Longwood in 2010 was $25,101, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,404 for a family of four. However, Longwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The most common language spoken in Longwood FL is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.
The earliest settlers to the Longwood area arrived in the early 1870s. John Neill Searcy came from Tennessee in March 1873, and Edward Warren Henck arrived from Boston in November of the same year. Both came by steamboat up the St. Johns River to Sanford and were soon granted Longwood homesteads. A small community had begun to develop. Mr. Henck found the Hartley Family homesteading at Fairy Lake (which is now the Columbus Harbor neighborhood) when he first arrived. “There were no other inhabitants in what is now the corporation of Longwood.”, Henck wrote in a brief history of his early days in Florida for historian William Fremont Blackman’s History of Orange County, Florida, published in 1927. Longwood FL home sales
E.W. Henck was a railroad man, hotel owner and real estate promoter who selected his homestead on land south of Myrtle Lake. On May 19, 1876, the Longwood Post Office was established with Henck as the first postmaster. He selected the name Longwood after a suburb of Boston, which he as a young engineer helped lay out. Longwood FL home sales
Henck led a group of local businessmen in getting the first post-Civil War railroad, the South Florida Railroad, constructed in Florida. Regular rail service between Orlando and Sanford started November 15, 1880. Henck was elected Longwood’s first mayor in 1885. A decade later, Longwood had five churches, three hotels (two of which were built by Henck), eight stores and a weekly newspaper. Longwood FL home sales
Another early settler from Boston, Frederick Rand, together with the Searcy family, founded Christ Episcopal Church, which still stands on Church Avenue. Rand was also associated with Henck and the founding of the railroad. By 1886 the population had reached 1,000, making Longwood among the largest communities in Central Florida. Longwood FL home sales
Another early settler of Longwood is Pyotr Alekseyevich Dementyev, whose name was later shortened to Peter Demens. He was 31 when he came to Florida in June 1881. Upon arriving in Longwood, Demens bought 30 acres (120,000 m2) of groves and a 30 percent interest in a local sawmill, later buying out his partners. His expansion plans included a contract to build railroad station houses from Lakeland to Dade City. He also supplied labor and material for buildings at Rollins College. Longwood FL home sales. He became owner of a charter for a railroad to run from the community of Lake Monroe to south of Lake Apopka. He completed the line to the new town of Oakland and later to the Tampa Bay area. The town at the end of the line became St. Petersburg, a name honoring Demens’ hometown. By 1889, Demens sold his railroad and moved to North Carolina. Longwood FL home sales
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