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The City of Longwood is located in Central Florida’s Seminole County, just north of Orlando. Incorporated and Unincorporated Longwood, which is comprised of zip codes 32750 and 32779, has a population of 56,457 and an average household income of $66,120.Incorporated Longwood is a city of approximately 15,156 people and 5.6 square miles and is conveniently located on Interstate 4 and State Road 434. Great schools, the ease of commuting to Orlando, the selection of real estate and a rich history has made this award winning City the choice of business and residents, alike.

In 2014 the City received recognition from WJXT Channel 4, an independent television station in Jacksonville, as 1 of the 4 safest places to raise a family in Florida. Most recently Bestplaces.net named Longwood as one of the top 10 best places to live in Florida, the 2015 Niche Rankings has Longwood as the 9th best suburb in Florida to raise a family and Nerdwallet ranked Longwood as the "7th Best Florida City to Start a Business". Most recently, Neighborhood Scout ranked Longwood as the second best city in the state of Florida for families with children.

The Seminole County School System plays an important role in drawing the population and a higher household income into the greater Longwood area. The Seminole Schools rank 5th out of 68 districts in the state and first in the greater Orlando area. Longwood's Lyman High School, ranked in the top 1.9% of all high schools nationally, is recognized as the best in the state for technical and pre-engineering curriculum.

The University of Florida Department of Economic and Business Research ranked Longwood as the fastest growing municipality in the three county region of Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. Longwood population grew 6.61% over the past year (2014-2015 to 2015-2016).
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Key Reasons for Investment

The City of Longwood attracts new businesses and grows existing businesses through the provision of quality development, A-rated schools, ample parks and safe neighborhoods.

One of the many low cost advantages of doing business in Longwood is the ease of transportation. Whether it's traveling in the Greater Orlando area or having to reach the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts; Longwood businesses have noted that the location has been a significant advantage and aided in the decision to locate their company in the City. Being in the central Florida area has enabled Longwood to enjoy the regional cooperation in economic development that has made the Orlando MSA famous. According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor, Orlando added 52,200 jobs in 2015 and is now the No. 1 metropolitan area in the country for job growth. That’s 8,700 more jobs than the year before, and the region’s highest annual gain since 2004!

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Current and Future Development

CompuTech City to break ground on new Longwood HQ in October

Following its $250,000 purchase of two wooded acres on Rangeline Road on May 24,CompuTech City, currently headquartered in Lake Mary, is looking to break ground on a brand-new Longwood home for its growing company by October. “We are constantly growing,” said Patel, who founded the IT company with college friend Saurin Patel (no relation) 14 years ago. “We have a niche within our business in that we only service healthcare, so we were kind of recession-proof when the recession happened. Our first employee is still with us and is about to celebrate his 10th anniversary.” Sister company Billed Right, which handles patient accounting and revenue cycle management, will be moving to the new Longwood office, as well. CompuTech City’s employee roster in the U.S. numbers 25 at the moment, with 200-plus overseas in India, but Patel projects a steady stream of new hires. “We have been growing at a rate of 20 to 30 percent every year since we started.”

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