Kissimmee's spirit is young and dynamic, a town relishing its very special place under the vacationland sun! Situated on Disney's doorstep, Kissimmee attracts new residents wanting to be part of the action at the attractions. Tourism has brought a dramatic increase in employment, primarily in the service and related industries. In addition, banking, manufacturing, and light industry are contributing to the city's vitality.
Lake Tohopekaliga, or "Lake Toho," is the setting for great fishing tournaments, while boat tours along the scenic Kissimmee Chain of Lakes are among the best in Central Florida. The Osceola Center for the Arts and the nearby Tupperware Center are sites of outstanding concerts and theatrical performances. On a historical note, the Osceola County Courthouse, built in 1889, is still serving the public today.
Residential growth is soaring with single family homes, condos and upscale neighborhoods fast appearing. Golf-front homes and lakeside estates also makeup a large part of this boom! Because of Kissimmee's proximity to the attractions, the short-term rental market is growing. The Kissimmee area also features mobile home communities, ample acreage and horse ranches.
Kissimmee real estate has grown exponentially over the past six years. Osceola County, home to Kissimmee/St. Cloud was recently recognized as the tenth fastest growing county in the nation!
Blessed with a rich heritage and cultural diversity, Kissimmee/St. Cloud and Osceola County offer the best of all worlds to both residents and visitors alike. From fishing on Lake Tohopekaliga, to shopping in downtown Celebration and playing golf on our award winning courses (Reunion Resort, Champions Gate, Kissimmee Bay, Falcons Fire to name a few) our residents enjoy a lifestyle that is unmatched in Florida. Our convenient location right next door to Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort puts you right in the middle of all the fun the heartland of Central Florida has to offer!
While we attract millions of tourists every year with our proximity to all the attractions, Kissimmee was host to the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Classic and hosts one of the nation’s largest Rodeo Tournaments every year at the Silver Spurs Arena, a highlight of the national circuit since 1944! In addition, we boast the Spring Training games for the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves.
Needless to say, the real estate market in Kissimmee is thriving! Being less than ninety minutes from both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, it has been a hotbed for residential sales for the past ten years.
There are many wonderful homes in this area, but you need a local market expert to help you. Watson Realty Corp is a locally owned company with over 40 years experience selling homes in the area. Call the Watson experts at 800-257-5143.