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Kissimmee

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
$254,990
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
4859 Coral Castle Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Fiesta Key Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$254,990
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
4863 Coral Castle Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Fiesta Key Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$263,990
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
4857 Coral Castle Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Fiesta Key Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$267,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,240
SQFT
3121 Paradox Circle #202
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Storey Lake Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$275,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
1700 Houston Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$275,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
1710 Houston Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$275,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
1670 Houston Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$275,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
1680 Houston Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$275,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
1690 Houston Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$278,990
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,194
SQFT
3151 Paradox Circle #204
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Storey Lake Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$279,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
2108 Broome Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$279,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
2104 Broome Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$279,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
2112 Broome Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$279,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
2116 Broome Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$279,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
2120 Broome Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$281,990
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,194
SQFT
3151 Paradox Circle #304
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Storey Lake Condo Subdivision
Price Change - 6 days ago
$287,990
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
3141 Paradox Circle #106
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Storey Lake Condo Subdivision
Price Change - 6 days ago
$288,970
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,240
SQFT
3141 Paradox Circle #107
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Storey Lake Condo Subdivision
$289,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,797
SQFT
4860 Tribute Trial
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Storey Lake Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$290,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
1720 Houston Street
Kissimmee, FL 34743
Kissimmee Condos A Condo Soho At Lakeside Or 5323/ 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 “Kissimmee

  • May 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm
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    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.

    Reply
  • July 22, 2020 at 2:28 pm
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    Is there any truth to the rumor that, “Disney will no longer sell annual passes”?

    Reply

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