Kissimmee Florida Real Estate
Kissimmee (/kɨˈsɪmiː/ kə-SIM-ee) is a city in Osceola County, Florida . Founded in the mid-19th century as Valldale, it was renamed Kissimmee when incorporated as a city in 1883. The name, Kissimmee, came from ‘Cacema’, a Native American name meaning ‘long water’.
Ranching remained an important part of the local economy until the opening of nearby Walt Disney World in 1971. After that, tourism and development supplanted cattle ranching to a large measure; however, cattle ranches still operate nearby, particularly in the southern part of Osceola County.
The downtown area lies near the intersection of U.S. Highway 17/92 and U.S. Highway 192. The downtown of Kissimmee does not possess any big skyscrapers; most of the buildings are two or three stories high. The biggest and the tallest building in the downtown is the Osceola County courthouse. The main street that runs through the city’s center is a combination of three smaller streets: Main Street, Broadway Street, and Emmett Street.
The development of Celebration and Reunion in Osceola County has given boost to Kissimmee. Both these communities are part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area and are located near Walt Disney World Resort. Celebration is an example of new urbanism with its safe, walkable community and is connected to the Walt Disney World Resorts via one of its primary streets, World Drive, which begins near the Magic Kingdom. Reunion is a resort neighborhood and a master-planned community. The resort presents an upscale vacation community for short term guests and long term residents alike and includes comprehensive leisure facilities, restaurants, clubhouse and 5 acre private water park.
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