By Kismet Kohn
Casselberry is a city located in the northern part of Orlando in Seminole County. It's just close enough to the heart of Orlando, without being near the busy tourist areas. But what does this area offer to its residents? Let's take a deep dive and find out!
Where is it?
When looking at Central Florida, this city is definitely more on the North side. stretching from Winter Park to Winter Springs. Casselberry is a bit more remote and home-y, with it being a fair distance from most of the popular spots in Orlando. This area is very close to major highways, making it easy to travel to the theme parks and downtown in 30-60 mins, depending on traffic.
Since Casselberry is located so close to Winter Park, it’s also just a short drive to get to any of the small boutiques and restaurants Winter Park has to offer. The closest beach, New Smyrna Beach, is only an hour away and there are so many local spots to check out that you never have to worry about running out of things to do.
Pricing and History
Casselberry was established in 1940 in what was originally Fern Park, but wasn't officially recognized as a city until 1965, and has grown a lot since. Fun fact - Casselberry was not granted an official post office until 1959, "due to a policy prohibiting the naming of post offices after living persons", according to the city's website.
Homes in Casselberry include properties that are a bit more affordable, from condominiums and townhomes to single family homes. These can range from the low $100's for a mobile home or condo, to $1M for a 4+ bedrooms single family home, with an average price in the high $300's. The average rent for an apartment in Casselberry is about $1,600 and varies depending on size, location, and quality.
Casselberry Home sold by The Pozek Group that closed on 3/10/23 for $361,000.
Casselberry is wonderful area because you have easy access to all of the chain restaurants, but also some local spots. There’s a Metro Diner that serves delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options all day, Seasons 52, and the Honey Baked Ham company! If you want a local bite, check out Alex’s Fresh Kitchen which serves a variety of food including sandwiches, breakfast foods, and cakes. If you’re looking for fine dining check out Enzo’s On the Lake which offers a beautiful view and delicious food.
Images by @honeybaked_ham (left) and @alexsfreshkitchen (right)
There are many stores in Casselberry worth checking out, from those in the Casselberry Exchange to more along HW 17. If you’re into crafts, A Unique Treasure Shop offers high quality craft supplies and has a YouTube channel with how-to videos. If you enjoy thrifting there is an OMG! thrift with a wide range of unique household items and clothing for low prices. There's also a Target, Walmart, and Publix all within five minutes of any house in Casselberry, making it easy to get grocery shopping done!
Casselberry is in a great location for cheaper housing and exciting activities. The city is also very close to Rollins College and the University of Central Florida for those seeking higher education. If you want to live in Orlando without some of the more affordable Orlando prices, definitely check out Casselberry!
The Orlando Real is sponsored by The Pozek Group. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Orlando, reach out and we would love to help!
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