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Local Information about Sanford Florida

Located near Orlando, the city of Sanford Florida combines historical charm with a modern presence that makes for a perfect location to live and work. Founded along the southern shore of Lake Monroe and at the head of the St. Johns River, the city of Sanford Florida currently boasts a population of just over 50, 000 residents located in the heart of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area which has over 2 million residents in total. This means that the city of Sanford retains many of the advantages of small town living with easy access to the modern amenities which are all located either in Sanford or very close by.

Founded in 1870 when General Henry Sanford purchased the acreage that eventually became the city named after him, Sanford became an important center for agriculture and trading given its location along the river and the city itself still retains much of the charm from the late 19th century with plenty of older commercial and residential structures along the main areas of the city with streets shaded by live oak trees covered in Spanish moss.

Those considering houses for rent in Sanford should take into consideration some of the advantages to living is this city that features the vaunted Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, an attraction that brings many people to the area, though the location of the city near Disneyworld is also a definite plus for families looking for great entertainment that multiple visits could not possibly cover.

Another consideration for this seemingly small town is the nearby Orlando Sanford International Airport which makes travel into and out of Sanford very easy. However, perhaps the main reason for the demand in homes for rent in Sanford FL is the thriving marinas along the Lake Monroe shoreline and the St. James River which offers plenty of water sports for much of the year. Thanks to the Intracoastal Waterway through Jacksonville and Mayport, there are commercial as well as recreational vessels travelling through Sanford on a regular basis.

While the housing market in Florida is still recovering from the crash of 2008, the opportunities in obtaining houses for rent in Sanford FL are making slow, but steady gains as the market continues its comeback, particularly since the end of 2011. While the rise in prices may not be as fast as many people would like, considering the damage done to the housing market in the area, most onlookers are projecting that this rise will be steady and sure over the next year, meaning that for those considering houses to rent in Sanford Florida, the outlook appears promising.

Offering quick, easy access to many of the great attractions in next-door Orlando, yet keeping its 19th century charm, the city of Sanford is perfectly positioned to be a thriving, vital community in Central Florida for the foreseeable future and beyond thanks to the many assets including the new Sun Rail system with a station in the city, improving employment prospects and the focus on family oriented events, Sanford Florida is a prime place for those looking for a fresh start.