We already know that Florida is the place people are looking to move to. If not, they’re certainly fantasizing about it. But, where specifically? Orlando? Palm Coast? Nope. Surprisingly enough, it’s Kissimmee- Saint Cloud. According to Uhaul’s numbers, the growth index shows that not only does Florida have 10 of the Top 25 U.S Growth Cities, but Kissimmee is the #1 spot in FL that the country is moving to. Let’s dive deeper into exactly why folks are choosing Kissimmee-Saint Cloud.
Some may be under the impression that Kissimmee is “pretty far” from Orlando. To really break it down, Kissimmee spans over Osceola county leading into Orange and houses 9 zip codes. Think of Celebration and Reunion, these places are located in Kissimmee due to ever growing opportunities and bordering resort areas. Downtown Kissimmee is only 35 minutes from Disney, and about 30 minutes from the airport. It’s truly not as far as some people may think!
Well, Why Kissimmee?
A huge reason why people are choosing this area is affordability. The average sale price of homes here is $384,000, the average size of homes ranking in about 2500 sq. ft., and the average year of home built is 2004. A newer home, in a great location in central Florida for a fraction of what you will pay for in surrounding areas and still getting all the perks of living close to the attractions.
When it comes to lifestyle, it seems that Kisssimee residents are focused on two things. Lake Toho and chilling out. It’s clear to see that everyone here wants to get through the work week and spend their weekends on Lake Toho or downtown. Lake Tohopekaliga is 35 square miles, East Lake Toho is about 19 miles, making this the model spot for any paddleboarding, fishing & days out on the lake with friends. Downtown Kissimmee is integral to the lifestyle and culture of this city. Here you can find the classic staples like print shops, barber shops, restaurants and even some shopping. Founded in 1883, it holds true to its roots and brings newcomers in everyday!
Nearby is over 190 new neighborhoods with different aesthetics and benefits. Most importantly, affordability. Just look at these options of housing in the area. What’s really important about the property for 900k is for the acreage and square footage, in places like Orlando & Celebration, these homes can go for 2-3 MIL.
Moving to Florida?
If you’re thinking about moving to Kissimmee or anywhere in central Florida, get started in your home buying process with our partners at The Pozek Group! Checkout homes in the area below and get started today on your home buying experience.