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Doing business in Sanford since 1959.

Our love for Sanford goes beyond just being a business; it's about being a part of a community that values trust, reliability, and exceptional service. At Harrell & Beverly, we are more than just a repair shop – we're your neighbors, dedicated to keeping Sanford on the move with reliable and expert auto care.

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Get your car serviced and visit Downtown Sanford!
​Drop your car off at Harrell & Beverly and we can shuttle you to our beautiful city, featuring shops, restaurants, breweries, and our famous Sanford Riverwalk.

Sanford's History

In 1870, Henry Shelton Sanford purchased over 12,000  to form the community of Sanford, which he called "The Gateway City to South Florida." Sanford was incorporated in 1877. The Great Fire of 1887 devastated the city, which also suffered from a statewide epidemic of yellow fever the following year. The citrus industry flourished until the Great Freezes of 1894 and 1895, causing planters to begin growing celery in 1896 as an alternative. Celery replaced citrus as the city's cash crop and Sanford was nicknamed "The Celery City." In 1913, Sanford became the county seat of Seminole County, once part of Orange County. Agriculture dominated the region until Walt Disney World opened in October of 1971, shifting the Central Florida economy towards tourism and residential development.

Today, Sanford is a vibrant and dynamic city that's a perfect blend of history, culture, and outdoor adventures. With its charming downtown, scenic waterfront, and world-class attractions, Sanford is an ideal destination for visitors and a wonderful place to call home.

Experience the city's rich history by strolling down the brick-lined streets of downtown, admiring the historic architecture, and visiting the many museums and galleries. Take a scenic boat tour of Lake Monroe or go for a hike in one of the nearby nature preserves to soak up the natural beauty of the area.

For the thrill-seekers, Sanford offers plenty of excitement with its exciting events and festivals throughout the year. From music festivals, craft beer breweries, an international film festival, to the Sanford International Airport's annual air show, there's always something fun happening in the city.

Our Staff's Favorite Spots

Restaurants

 

The Current Seafood Counter

Offering fresh, fast-casual, seafood and raw bar in an awesome setting. Menu changes daily!

Hollerbach's German Restaurant & Market

An authentic German food, beverage and entertainment experience.

The Sullivan Public House

Central Florida's premier Irish Pub featuring the best in classic Irish fare!

 

The Tennessee Truffle

A fresh spin on Southern cuisine.

Shops

 

Maya Books and Music

Quality used books and vinyl.

Magpies Modern General Store

Gifts that are both funky and functional.

Horstmeyer Farm & Garden

Feed supplies, gifts, and garden needs.

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