The city of Winter Springs has a loving, supportive community and was ranked by the August 2011 issue of Money Magazine as the 97th best place to live in the United States. There is an active church life, rich park development, and a strong economy. The city takes pride in the beautiful landscaping and the welcoming environment of the closely-knit community. The city’s location is perfect as well, located just outside of Orlando, Florida; one can relax in the quite city or take a road trip to the exciting city of Orlando. Scattered throughout are breakfast cafés for the early birds and unique down town bar grills for the night owls. Winter Springs has everything whether visiting or living in the welcoming city.
The city’s active church life shows through the variety of churches to choose from. Action church, Church Alive, and Life Community Church are a few of these religious sanctuaries, as the city refers to them. Catholicism is the dominant religion, but all are welcome in the cheery, supportive community. Along with a rich church life, parks are also in abundance. Chuck Pula, parks and recreation director of Winter Springs, received a Grand Award for the city’s 103-acre Central Winds Park in the Baltimore-based Professional Ground Management Society’s Green Star Awards competition. The park also received the Lawrence, Kan-based Sports Turf Management Association’s Award as the best Parks and Recreation Sports Complex in the nation in 2004.
Winter Springs is not only known for the rich landscaping and religious atmosphere, but also the city’s strong economy. In the 2009 recession, the city managed to survive through community efforts and a positive attitude. Reporter, Kevin Smith, wrote an article on how the small community pulled together in the moment of truth.
The community continues to grow and thrives through harsh times. A positive attitude leads to a happiness and success, which is exactly what Winter Springs has achieved.
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