Located halfway between the attractions of Orlando and the beaches and of the East Coast, Sanford remains one of the oldest and yet most charming cities in Central Florida. Sanford, which is the seat of Seminole County, lies just off the shores Lake Monroe at the head of the historic and beautiful St. Johns River. ?? Sanford is well known for it's 19th-century buildings, pristine waterfront, unique shops, specialty dining, events and more. ??Sanford's newly upgraded downtown riverwalk area features antique and collectible shops, all located just up the street from Magnolia Square.