INTRO

For most people, Kissimmee, FL is known for it’s more reasonably priced hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops along Highway 192 (also known as Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy). However, Kissimmee is much more than that, with several beautiful and reasonably priced neighborhoods that are very close to Walt Disney World.

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The Ferris Wheel at Old Town, on the 192 strip of Kissimmee

LOCATION & HISTORY

When I think of the Kissimmee before Disney, I think of agriculture. One thing many visitors don’t know about this city is its country roots: Things like Rodeo Day (No School!) and The Silver Spurs Arena that hosts Kissimmee’s annual rodeo are reminders of its history. Much of southern Osceola County is still very rural, but the closest slice of “Old Florida” close to Disney is Shingle Creek Park. The Paddling Center is a great place to rent kayaks and see alligators up close. It’s located centrally right off 192 near Give Kids the World Village (which you should volunteer at — you won’t regret it.)

Historic Downtown Kissimmee dates back to 1883. While not a tourist destination, it does have a few great restaurants and bars more frequented by locals. The Kissimmee Lakefront is a block from the downtown area and was renovated in 2015. It includes a large, walkable sidewalk with views of Lake Toho, a brand-new floating dock marina, and a mini-amphitheater for outdoor events.

If you’ve ever been to Kissimmee while on vacation to Disney, you’ve probably experienced the newer side of it. The 192 corridor of Kissimmee is dominated by all things Disney, and the surrounding area reflects that. The Kissimmee commute to Walt Disney World is dotted with hotels, themed restaurants, souvenir shops, and a surprisingly high number of mini-golf courses. Hotels are everywhere, and you’ll be hard-pressed not to find an affordable room if family and friends are in town. You’re also 15 minutes away from Disney World, so commuting is a breeze. The Kissimmee 192 corridor also features stores shaped like giant wizards, mermaids, and oranges; you have a 0% chance of not noticing these souvenir shops, I promise!


Map and relative location to theme parks


Homes

Like I said earlier, the first thing I think of when I hear the word Kissimmee is affordability.  It’s one of the most accessible cities for home ownership. Some of my favorite neighborhoods are The Oaks, Cypress Reserve, Weston Reserve, and Indian Point. Expect to find a great home below the Orlando median home price here.

Homes for sale in Kissimmee, FL

If you have questions about moving to Central Florida and would like to speak with a real estate professional, please contact us.

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$323,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,665
SQFT
807 Cabaret Court
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Poinciana Village 05 Neighborhood 01 Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$345,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
4807 Coral Castle Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Fiesta Key Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$349,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,765
SQFT
1901 Huron Way
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Poinciana Subdivision Nbrhd 5 Vil 7 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$350,990
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,742
SQFT
4852 Coral Castle Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Fiesta Key Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$352,185
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,674
SQFT
7641 Danube Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Lake Wilson Reserve 22 Th Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$355,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,634
SQFT
522 Bristol Circle
Kissimmee, FL 34758
Poinciana Village 02 Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$355,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,634
SQFT
520 Bristol Circle
Kissimmee, FL 34758
Poinciana Village 02 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$355,675
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,755
SQFT
1744 Tohoqua Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Tohoqua Ii 25 Th Subdivision
$357,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
658
SQFT
4849 W Irlo Bronson Highway #432
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Acreage & Unrec Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$359,850
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,695
SQFT
719 Palaiseau Court
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Poinciana Village 05 Neighborhood 01 Subdivision
$359,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,670
SQFT
932 Albertville Court
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Poinciana V5 Nb 1 Subdivision
$359,997
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,697
SQFT
1602 Pickerel Court
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Poinciana Nbrhd 04 Village 07 Subdivision
$360,800
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
658
SQFT
4849 W Irlo Bronson Highway #203
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Acreage & Unrec Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$361,130
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
204 Garnet Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34758
Stepping Stone Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$361,930
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
212 Garnet Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34758
Stepping Stone Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$369,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,021
SQFT
2500 Grasmere View Parkway S
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Concorde Estates Subdivision
$370,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,100
SQFT
431 Vernon Courts
Kissimmee, FL 34759
934460 Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$370,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,814
SQFT
516 Bristol Circle
Kissimmee, FL 34758
Poinciana Village 02 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$370,325
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,797
SQFT
7645 Danube Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Lake Wilson Reserve 22 Th Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$370,325
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,797
SQFT
7617 Danube Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Lake Wilson Reserve 22 Th Subdivision

Pete Werner

I'm an Orlando local and owner of The DIS (wdwinfo.com), DVCfan.com, DCLfan.com, and host of the DIS Unplugged podcast.

2 thoughts on “Buying a House in Kissimmee Florida

  • When we took the train to WDW the first year WDW was open, the train delivered us to the Kissimmee station. To me, WDW was in Kissimmee, not Orlando. I wonder if Kissimmee even has a train station any longer.

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  • Is there any truth to the rumor that, “Disney will no longer sell annual passes”?

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