Communities / Kissimmee, Florida

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Kissimmee, Florida

urban • southeast, USA

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Scenic lighthouse views welcome visitors to Kissimmee Lakefront Park. Other nearby amenities include a fishing pier, a fish and wildlife observation area, picnic areas, concessions and playgrounds.
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About Kissimmee

Located in central Florida, Kissimmee is the largest city in Osceola County. Just 12 miles southeast of Walt Disney World and 22 miles south of Orlando, Kissimmee remains a popular tourist destination. With more than 400 activities available, ranging from theme parks and Everglade experiences to art museums and comedy clubs, Kissimmee offers endless entertainment. Historic downtown Kissimmee features ample shopping opportunities, including locally made arts and crafts at the Keys Welcome Center. Enjoy a satisfying meal at one of 206 dining facilities. Whether you crave casual cuisine or an immersive dining experience, Kissimmee doesn’t disappoint. Top attractions in and nearby Kissimmee include Walt Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, Gatorland and Sea World, as well as many other outdoor recreational activities, such as swimming with the manatees and Everglades airboat rides. The Osceola School District serves 69,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades. The district’s 60 schools boast an overall 91 percent graduation rate. The Kissimmee Charter Academy serves an additional 750 children in pre-K through eighth grades. While frame vernacular architecture is most common, Kissimmee homes also showcase a diverse mix of ranch, bungalow and contemporary styles, making it easy to find housing options for all design preferences. Looking for a collaborative work environment? Think Inn features shared workspaces, classrooms, private offices and meeting rooms with daily, weekly or monthly rentals available. The 3,700 square-foot facility also organizes activities and events to enhance creativity and networking. Amenities include a gym, cafeteria and art gallery, as well as an on-site Airbnb. Utilize public transportation for business or pleasure by taking the SunRail, Kissimmee’s downtown commuter rail system that connects Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. Going on a business trip? The Orlando International Airport offers direct flights to many major cities, including Boston, Denver and Los Angeles.

Population

79,226

Internet Speed Rating

997 Mbps

Closest Airport

Orlando International Airport • 15 mi

Weather (High/Low)

89 / 68

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$287,823

FUN FACT


Once a small trading post community, the word “Kissimmee” originates from the tribal village of Jororo. When Walt Disney World opened nearby in 1971, the city’s population nearly doubled and remains a popular tourist destination.
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