Casselberry Homes For Sale
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Celebrating trees has won national recognition for the city that once supplied ferns for floral arrangements throughout North America.
Once the fern-growing capital of the world, recent years have seen Casselberry become a fast-growing, dynamic modern city. It offers a desirable lifestyle to residents whether they are attracted to the area by the job market in the city itself or by the easy commuting to Orlando.
Casselberry prides itself on being a very community-minded city that provides a pleasant small town atmosphere. Casselberry real estate prices are very affordable and are now attracting increasing rates of ownership. A range of home prices is available with an average single family home price of a little over $200,000. This provides good value in an area intersected by two major highways as well as quick access to Interstate I-4, just five minutes away. Reliable commuter transportation to downtown Orlando is provided by SunRail and the Lynx Bus Service operates throughout the Great Orlando area.
Modern Casselberry was once part of the unincorporated, adjacent Fern Park. The few settlers lived a rural life among the ferns until 1926 when Hibbard Casselberry of Winnetka, Illinois visited his wife’s aunt in nearby Winter Park. Casselberry met Gordon J. Barnett, who had plans for developing housing and ferneries in an area west of Lake Concord which he had named Fern Park Estates, and he became his exclusive sales agent. Barnett moved on to politics, and Casselberry went on to develop his own subdivisions and ferneries, and even a hotel and race track. A post office was established as Fern Park in 1928. The town was eventually incorporated as Casselberry in 1940, leaving the area to the south as Fern Park. The ferneries, declared non-essential, were turned into manufacturing facilities during World War II, rendering many of the buildings unusable for many years after the war. US EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants have enabled such sites to be made available for industrial development again more recently. There are now many established companies located in Casselberry and many more moving into the city’s business parks.
Casselberry life presents a range of outdoor activities, access to Orlando attractions, and affordable living in a highly desirable area. The city has been honored for its commitment to community forestry and named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation seven times. Population is currently around 30,000 with the median income being $45,000. Public schools come under the Seminole School District, one of the best rated in Florida. There are three elementary schools in Casselberry and South Seminole Middle School, a Leadership and Global Connections magnet school. Students attend high school in Longwood or Winter Springs. There are also two private schools in the city. The Orlando campus of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance is in Casselberry and other post-secondary options in the area are numerous.
There are many lakes and eighteen parks in the city, some with lakeside pavilions, fitness trails, tennis courts, and children’s playgrounds. The Casselberry Greenway Trail has a 5.5 mile biking and hiking trail and there are clubs for the golfer in the family. Downtown Orlando is only ten miles away for nightlife and entertainment, while Casselberry itself offers great retailers and dining options.
The eight square miles of trees and lakes that is Casselberry has lots to offer families looking to relocate while maintaining easy access to city amenities. Let us help you find your perfect Casselberry home for sale today!