I live in a borderline between Altamonte Springs and Longwood. I find this area safe, stable, calm and thriving. The traffic does not make me feel exhausted. I know "busy" times and try to avoid that congestion problems. When you live in a particular area then you can master skills how easy to reach any destination.
Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Gotha are worthwhile to live. But I do not want to compare the Apple and the Orange.
As a big advantage of living in North Orlando it is a good opportunity to stop by in Lamborghini Dealership to have a cup of coffee with that nice team.
P.S. My house is 3 miles away from Lamborghini Orlando.