Kissimmee is just south of Orlando, making it a great option for families looking to experience the fun of the amusement parks without the hustle and bustle of a larger city. In fact, Kissimmee is home to just 53,547 residents, compared to Orlando's population of 254,702. Catering toward that small town feel, Kissimmee has three downtown areas with local restaurant options, boutiques and parks for locals and visitors to enjoy. For the more adventurous types, Kissimmee features a lush natural landscape perfect for outdoor adventures, like hot air ballooning, zip lining and boating in the Everglades.
Being a short drive from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, Kissimmee real estate is on the rise, with real estate list prices increasing 16.94 percent year-over-year. The average price was $191,786 in 2014 and reached $224,284 in 2015. During the same period, inventory declined by 4.8 percent. The number of listings in Kissimmee dropped from 1,854 to 1,765 homes on the market last year, slightly constricting the market for new buyers looking to move to the Osceola County area.