Osceola County FL Real Estate
Osceola County real estate reminds residents of its rich history and lifestyles. It's the perfect location for the active family, and it is home to many great trails, equine facilities, and some of the best fresh water fishing and parks in the region. Though Osceola real estate is known for its natural beauty and untouched lands, many of its cities such as Kissimmee and St. Cloud are modern cities with access to many of the best attractions, restaurants, and entertainment the Central Florida Real Estate market has to offer. Read more about buying Osceola County FL homes & properties.
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Osceola County FL Homes
Osceola County is a great place to find Florida land for sale because of its many beautiful undeveloped and untouched areas. Osceola preserves a great natural history going back to its Native American roots. Formed in 1886, Osceola County is a 1,506 square mile area that serves as the south-central boundary of the Central Florida greater metropolitan area. The county was named after Native American leader Osceola whose name means "Black Drink Cry."
Transportation in Osceola County
Transportation was built into Osceola's plans as it has grown. It has progressed from primarily a rural area to now containing quite a few urban areas with modern homes and amenities. Luckily, its transportation network provides access to the Orlando Beltway, Osceola Parkway, and the Florida Turnpike giving residents and tourists alike the means to quickly travel to Walt Disney World and Central Florida. Osceola County homes are fortunate to have access to two major airports, being 10 miles south of Orlando International Airport, and directly served by the Kissimmee Municipal Airport.
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Osceola County Geography
An urban area in the northwest quadrant of Osceola County real estate is beginning to break Osceola County's geography and rural roots. This area brings together Polk, Orange and Lake counties and includes most of Osceola's population. It's composed of the communities of Buenaventura, Poinciana Lakes, Disney's Celebration 1940's style neighborhood, and unincorporated areas ranging from Harmony in the northeast to Narcoossee, Campbell City, and Intercession City in the southwest to Deer Run and St. Cloud Manor in the southeast. Beyond the northwest quadrant and to the south and east, with the exception of several small, rural towns such as Holopaw, Kenansville and Yeehaw Junction, ranch lands and undeveloped prairie, woods and marsh dominate Osceola County.
Osceola Real Estate
Your Osceola County home search begins with Realty Executives. We can help you find Osceola Land, bank owned properties, short sales, ranches homes, or any type of investment property available. The city of Kissimmee is the county seat of Osceola County, and it's about 18 miles south of Orlando. Osceola's other incorporated city, St. Cloud, is 9 miles east of Kissimmee and approximately 45 miles west of the city of Melbourne on the Atlantic coast. Our Osceola Realtors will help you make sense of the area, and we'll find you the perfect Osceola property.
Osceola County Economy
Osceola's economy is primarily supported by tourism, and it serves as an entryway to Disney World and many other Central Florida attractions. The area's historical strongholds are still sturdy in regard to ranching and citrus, while service industries and light industrial manufacturing are growing due to Osceola's great real estate pricing while still maintaining close proximity to the Greater Orlando area.
Recreation in Osceola County
Osceola is an excellent choice for viewing wildlife, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding in its great seasonal weather. St. Cloudâ€˜s Lake Lizzie Preserve has over 14 miles of natural trails for the natural adventurer. Trails pass by the famous Trout Lake and Lake Lizzie famous for great fishing, and you're welcome to bring your horse with proof of negative coggins.
There's also Shingle Creek Regional Park known for great canoeing and kayaking. Its location just minutes outside the busy tourist corridor of US highway 17-92 make it a great destination for those also wanting to experience the Walt Disney World Resorts and other various local attractions. Visitors often see Bald Eagles, glue heron, wild turkey, various turtle species, deer, cranes, and river otters in many of the Osceola's natural parks. To learn more about Osceola's natural parks and plan your visit, you can visit the following links to the Osceola Parks and Recreation Department.
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