Kissimmee Florida train stationclearThe City of Kissimmee was originally a small trading post on the northern bank of Lake Tohopekaliga known as the community of "Allendale". After the Civil War this area of real estate was included in a purchase of 4,000,000 acres of marshland and plains by Mr. Hamilton Disston, the owner of Disston Saw Company in Philadelphia. The sale price for the real estate totaled $1 million or $.25 per acre! The infusion of $1 million to the State of Florida purportedly rescued the State from financial disaster. The downtown area sprang up around the Osceola County Courthouse and continued to grow as more people moved in and trade prospered.  If you'd like to relocate to Kissimmee, or any other suburban Orlando community, give Realtors John Hambrick or Angela Chapman a call now or fill out the HomeSearch form.

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Disney Castle Kissimmee FloridaclearCity leaders wanted to encourage home growth through the attraction of retirees into the area during the 1950's.  The next period of growth came in the 1970's with the opening of the Walt Disney World resort area located approximately 7 miles west of the City. Since Disney's debut in 1971, the population doubled from 7,500 to 15,000 in 1980. The population doubled again during the decade of the 80's to 30,000. Currently, 47,814 people reside on real estate within the corporate limits of the City. Approximately 130,000 people live in Osceola County.

In addition to such international attractions such as Sea World, Universal Studios, and Disney World, the area boasts several corporate headquarters and is the home of the Houston Astros spring training facility at Osceola County Stadium and the Atlanta Braves spring training facility at Cracker Jack Stadium.

Events at Kissimmee Lakefront Park: 
     1   Sunshine Regional Chili Cook-Off /Country Concert
     2   Kissimmee Festival of Rhythm & Blues
     3   Caribbean Fusion Concert
     4   Kissimmee Jazzfest
     5   Symphony in the Park Concert
     6   July 4th Celebration
     7   Holiday Extravaganza

The Nature Conservancy's Disney Wilderness Preserve
2700 Scrub Jay Trail; Kissimmee, FL 34759; 407-935-0002
 
The Nature Conservancy and Disney partnered in 1993 to preserve 12,000 acres of natural habitat critical to the survival of many rare species. Visitors to the preserve can walk a 3-mile hiking trail or take an off-road buggy tour to see conservation in action. Lucky visitors can encounter Florida scrub jays, gopher tortoises, bald eagles and a number of other species as they travel through.


Kissimme fla rodeoclearDEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION


  • Population: (year 2000): 47,814
  • Median Age: 30.6
  • % Population 21-64: 66%
  • Median Family Income: $33,949 (year 2000)
  • Land Area: 16.7 square miles
  • Median household income: $33,949 (year 2000)
  • Median house value: $93,900 (year 2000)
  • Single-family new house construction building permits in 2002: 483 buildings, average cost: $134,000
Kissimee location mapPROXIMITY TO MAJOR ACTIVITY CENTERS

Disney World - - 20 minutes
  • Magic Kingdom
  • EPCOT Center
  • MGM Studios
  • Animal Kingdom
Universal Studios - - 20 minutes

Sea World - - 20 minutes

University of Central Florida - - 45 minutes

University of South Florida - Tampa - - 1.5 hours

Rollins College - - 45 minutes

Valencia Community College - - 5 minutes

Orlando International Airport - - 20 minutes

Orlando Arena - - 30 minutes
  • Orlando Magic - NBA Basketball
  • Orlando Predators - Arena Football
  • Orlando Solar Bears - IHL Hockey
Houston Astros Spring Training - - 5 minutes
  • Kissimmee Cobras - Class A Farm Team
Atlanta Braves Spring Training - - 15 minutes
  •  Orlando Rays - Class AA Farm Team
Melbourne Beach - - 1 hour
  • Cocoa Beach - - 1 hour
  • Kennedy Space Center - - 1 hour
  • Tupperware Corporate & Convention Center - - 5 minutes

hospitalConveniently located near Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida, this 50-bed, full-service community hospital offers quality health care to residents of Osceola and Orange Counties. Florida Hospital Kissimmee staff currently see an average of 2,600 inpatients and 14,000 outpatients annually.

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Conveniently located near Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida, this 50-bed, full-service community hospital offers quality health care to residents of Osceola and Orange Counties. Florida Hospital Kissimmee staff currently see an average of 2,600 inpatients and 14,000 outpatients annually.

Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (36.6%), Retail trade (13.0%), Educational, health and social services (10.5%).

Average weather in Kissimmee, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations



 
Jan
Feb
Mar
April
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
  Average temp. (°F)
59.8
61.1
65.4
70.0
75.6
80.3
81.8
82.0
80.4
74.5
67.7
61.7
  High temperature(°F)
71.6
73.2
77.5
81.8
86.8
90.2
91.6
91.6
89.7
84.5
78.8
73.1
  Average temp. (°F)
47.8
48.8
53.3
58.2
64.4
70.4
71.9
72.3
71.1
64.5
56.7
50.1
  Precipitation (in)
2.4
2.7
3.3
2.0
3.8
6.1
6.6
7.3
6.0
3.1
2.4
2.2

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Normal climate around Kissimmee, Florida

Based on data reported by main weather stations

 
Jan
Feb
Mar
April
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
  Days with precip
6
7
7
6
8
14
17
16
14
14
6
6
Wind speed (mph)
9.0
9.6
9.9
9.4
8.8
8.0
7.3
7.2
7.6
8.6
8.6
8.5
Morning humidity (%)
88
88
89
88
88
90
91
93
92
90
90
89
Afternoon humidity (%)
57
53
50
47
49
58
59
60
61
57
56
58
Sunshine (%)
63
65
71
75
75
67
62
61
61
65
64
61
Days clear of clouds
9
9
9
10
9
4
3
3
4
9
10
10
Partly cloudy days
10
9
10
11
14
14
17
17
15
11
10
9
Cloudy days
12
11
12
9
9
12
11
11
12
11
10
12
Snowfall (in)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0


Hospital/medical center:

  • OSCEOLA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (700 WEST OAK STREET)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL KISSIMMEE (2450 N. ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL)
  • Other hospitals/medical centers:
Other hospitals/medical centers:

  • ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • HEART OF FLORIDA REGIONAL MED CENTER (about 17 miles; DAVENPORT, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
Airports certified for carrier operations:

  • ORLANDO INTL (about 11 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 35 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • SPACE COAST REGIONAL (about 46 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: TIX)
Airports certified for carrier operations:

  • ORLANDO INTL (about 11 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 35 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • SPACE COAST REGIONAL (about 46 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: TIX)
Other public-use airports:

  • KISSIMMEE GATEWAY (about 3 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: ISM)
  • EXECUTIVE (about 18 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: ORL)
  • CHALET SUZANNE AIR STRIP (about 28 miles; LAKE WALES, FL; ID: X25)
Colleges/Universities :

  • SOUTHEASTERN ACADEMY(233 ACADEMY DR; Private, for-profit)
  • FLORIDA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE INC (1011 BILL BECK BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fcc.edu)
  • MARATHON FLIGHT SCHOOL INCORPORATED (3010 W PATRICK ST; Private, for-profit)
  • TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER-OSCEOLA (501 SIMPSON RD; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students:

  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 21 miles; WINTER PARK, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 21 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 23 miles; MAITLAND, FL)
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL8)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 43 miles; LAKELAND, FL)
Public high schools:

  • GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 09 - 12)
  • POINCIANA HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OSCEOLA HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (PATHS) (Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NEW DIMENSIONS HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHALLENGER (Grades: 09 - 12)
  • F.U.T.U.R.E. (Grades: 09 - 12)
Largest public primary/middle schools:

  • DISCOVERY INTERMEDIATE (Grades: 04 - 08)
  • NEPTUNE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 10)
  • KISSIMMEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DEERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 03)
  • PARKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DENN JOHN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PLEASANT HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • KISSIMMEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • REEDY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • HORIZON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools:

  • HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (1800 W COLUMBIA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST SCHOOL (122 W. SPROULE AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (3016 W VINE STREET; Grades: PK - 7)
  • NORTH KISSIMMEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (425 W DUNEGAN AVE; Grades: PK - 11)
  • SHADY OAKS PRIVATE SCHOOL ( 2355 N. ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL; Grades: PK - 3)
  • OSCEOLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (916 SUMNER STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KISSIMMEE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (102 WEST MARTIN STREET; Grades: 5 - 10)
  • OSCEOLA ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SC (2391 FORTUNE RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Kissimmee:

  • OSCEOLA COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM  211 E. DAKIN AVENUE;
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