Sanford is a growing city with a population of 60,000, in close proximity to Interstate 4 and State Road 417, halfway between the attractions of Orlando and the beaches. Sanford sits on the south shore of Lake Monroe, providing a waterfront backdrop for walking, jogging or just enjoying the natural beauty.
Sanford, one of Central Florida’s oldest incorporated cities is well-known for its brick lined streets, towering oaks, elegant store-fronts and large, nineteenth-century Victorian homes.
Picturesque First Street, the center of downtown Sanford, is a vibrant, enticing destination. Our historic downtown showcases many unique shops, restaurants, art galleries, an historic theater and a burgeoning microbrewery and craft cocktail scene. Events, such as the Saturday morning Farmers Market, theatrical productions at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, and the monthly Alive After 5 street parties attract visitors from all over the Central Florida region.
RiverWalk, with its gazebos and swinging benches, has several miles of pedestrian walking paths. Along the way, you can visit Veterans Memorial Park, Marina Island, Ft. Mellon Park, the Sanford Museum, or dock your boat at our free marina day slips and have a great time in downtown.
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