Kissimmee is commonly known as Florida's resort town. This is because it attracts a large number of tourists all year round, as it is very close to the Disney, Universal and Sea World parks. It is estimated that there are more than 20,000 vacation rental homes there.

The newest developments in the region are already designed to meet the needs of vacation homes. This is the case with the Storey Lake condominium by Lennar, which has an exclusive resort for guests in the leisure area. The villas available in new condominiums are excellent for those who want to make a real estate investment in the region and earn extra income from renting.

Situated in Osceola County, along with the city of Saint Cloud, Kissimmee's location also has the advantage of a wide variety of shops. There are many stores and restaurant chains that are a favorite with Americans and tourists alike. The city is also home to a number of other attractions that draw even more attention from travelers.

Curiously, in its early days, the town was known for being the place where the first bars appeared to accommodate the ranchers who traveled on horseback during the cowboy era. And its reputation for hospitality continues to this day.

 

Why invest in Kissimmee?

The location is one of the best, considering that the Disney parks are in the area. This is one of the factors that attracts a lot of tourists, which means that the financial return is almost guaranteed for those who invest in real estate in the city. What's more, you can still find very nice houses in the area at an affordable price - starting at 260 thousand dollars. 

The city is known for being an area full of vacation homes. As well as being able to rent through traditional channels, Kissimmee is one of the few cities in the greater Orlando area where vacation rentals through the Airbnb app are legal. Currently, the occupancy rate on this site is 68%, according to Mashvisor's website. It is also estimated that newer homes have an occupancy rate of over 75%.

Being a seasonal area doesn't mean that you can't buy a house in this city to live in. It just means that it has some disadvantages compared to other areas with a more specific profile for housing, such as the constant presence of tourists. Kissimmee has A-level public schools, as well as Johnson University Florida and Osceola Technical College.

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What to do in Kissimmee?

Despite being very close to all of Orlando's active and touristy activities, there are plenty of leisure options within the city to get away from the traditional theme park rides.

Gatorland: the land of alligators attracts many people who like to see animals up close. If you want to get away from Orlando's most famous theme parks, it's an option very close to the city. Throughout the year there are shows and activities for the whole family. There is a lot of educational information about the animals.

The Loop Mall: is the city's main shopping center with many famous stores, restaurants and a cinema. Some say that the prices there are better than at the Orlando Outlets.

Old Town: is a quieter walk, but no less interesting, as this shopping center has many attractions for all the family, including very different stores, toys for children, cafés and ice-cream parlors. At weekends there are antique car shows, concerts and artistic performances.

Medieval Times: this is a super different attraction that is well worth checking out. In this restaurant, you can order your meal and watch a medieval show. In fact, the entire restaurant is decorated with elements from the period, including the plates, cutlery and glasses.

Bob's Balloon Rides: feel like taking a hot air balloon ride? This is a great experience that offers incredible and unforgettable views.

Kissimmee Bay Country Club: was recently considered one of the best golf courses in the country by specialist magazine Golf Digest. It's another option for those who enjoy the sport. The course offers a beautiful view of the lake

 

 

Best Real Estate Investments

 

With a presence in practically every part of greater Orlando, LENNAR - one of the largest builders in the United States - has incredible condominium options available in Kissimmee.

The Sedona condominium is located in the prime area of Kissimmee, very close to the main exits to downtown. Different types of floor plans are available to suit a wide range of needs. There is also the Next-Gen option, a new concept that adds an independent apartment to the house. The leisure area has a Club House with swimming pool, playground and soccer field.

 

Storey Creek is Lennar's newest development in the city. It has almost 16 different floor plans to suit families. It has one of the most complete leisure areas in Orlando, with a fitness center, tennis court, basketball court, sand volleyball court, swimming pool, playground and dog park.

 

Storey Lake is one of the best ready condominiums. It has a concierge and also offers different types of floor plans. In the leisure area, it has a resort-style club house, with a lazy river, mini golf, waterslides, a deck with kayaks and a children's wet area. It is currently one of the most attractive holiday homes.

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