History of Casselberry
Inhabited by Native American groups as early as 800 CE, next came European settlers in the 1800s, Once the Homestead Act was passed in 1862, settlers made their homes near the Triplet Lakes Chain of Lakes and Lake Concord. The area’s first subdivision was platted in 1889. In 1925, what became one of the world’s largest ferneries precipitated the area’s first housing development called Fern Park Estates.
Named for Hibbard Casselberry of Winnetka, Illinois, The Town of Casselberry incorporated as a tax-free town on October 9, 1940. During World War II, manufacturing of hospital tent liners, bomb parachutes and bandoliers temporarily displaced the fern industry until the war ended. The City of Casselberry was incorporated July 25, 1965. Casselberry remained tax-free until 1976.
According to census figures, Casselberry’s population increased 505.2 percent in one decade from 407 in 1950 to 2,463. By 2010, the figures were 26,707 and were projected to reach 26,707 by 2014.
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$44,807 in the city and $51,137 for a family in 2010. Per capita income was $24,184.
City Ratings, Awards and News
Five times Casselberry has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded two Certificates of Achievement, one for Excellence in Financial Reporting and a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, respectively.
The New York Times found Orlando Sanford International Airport, located only minutes away, the second most competitively priced small airport in the country.
They are the first city in central Florida to pass a ban on any new retail stores selling cats or dogs from commercial pet mills.
There are 17 neighborhood parks and recreation centers. Commune with nature on the trails and lakes. Deer Run Country Club offers members golfing, swimming, socials, and special events.
Free, annual events in Casselberry:
- Jass Festivals
- Rock N’ Roll Car Show
- Craft Beer and Blues
- Earth Fest
- Spooktober Fest
- Tree Lighting Ceremony
Shop major retailers and area malls. Dine at popular restaurant chains. Sample the cultural palette of delicious ethnic cuisine. Seminole County Public Schools offer unique programs to prepare students for specific career paths they choose.
The City of Casselberry sponsors events like a Food and Wine Fest, and its Sixth Annual Secret Lake Runyak, a merry day of two 2.3K family-friendly races and a 3K Paddle race, will be held in August 2016. Second Fridays are home to on-going Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Bazaar.
There is Casselberry real estate available for everyone’s style, from stately historic homes to brand new dwellings where you can build your own history. Working with an experienced Casselberry real estate broker can make it a pleasure finding just the right place for you.