Public education in Winter Springs is provided by the Seminole County School District, an institution that prides itself on providing excellent academic opportunities for students. The district manages more than 70 schools, with seven of them located in Winter Springs. The Winter Springs campuses are: ACS Grove, Highlands Elementary School, Keeth Elementary School, Rainbow Elementary School, Winter Springs Elementary School, Indian Trails Middle School, and Winter Springs High School. College options include Seminole Community College, Rollins College, University of Phoenix at Orlando and University of Central Florida.
Winter Springs' most prominent feature is the modern and elegant Winter Springs Town Center. Designed with an urban concept in mind, the center features apartments, condominiums, shopping venues, restaurants and office space, all within walking distance. With gorgeous architecture, pedestrian-friendly walkways, street fountains and benches, Winter Springs Town Center is a neighborhood designed for living, working and playing. It epitomizes the elegance of Winter Springs.
The location of Winter Springs allows residents to enjoy the diverse activities Central Florida has to offer. A short car ride will allow residents to benefit from the entertainment, recreation and the cultural venues located throughout the peninsula. Close to home is the Lake Jesup Wilderness Area, a wetland of approximately 490 acres. The Wilderness is used primarily for hiking, horseback riding and exploring. Orlando, just 15 miles south, is a recognized travel destination and home to SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando Museum of Art and many other popular attractions. Residents can also easily reach Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and St. Petersburg.
The climate of Winter Springs is characterized by warm summers and mild winters. In July, temperatures range from lows of about 71° to highs of about 92°, while winter temperatures vary between 47° and 70°. Annual rainfall averages 51 inches, with half of this falling in June, July, August and September. Winter Springs, a small slice of paradise in the tourist capital of the world.