Saint Cloud is a very quiet little town just outside Orlando. It carries in its roots the quiet life so desired by its settlers and is known for its large lots. There are many farms and ranches in this region, and the houses are usually very spacious. For not having a very busy urban life, it is very sought after by those who like to live in a region with a very country climate.
The city was officially recognized by the state of Florida in 1911 and is located on the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga, which is one of the most important bass fishing spots in the region. St. Cloud has a prime location and is between Orlando and Kissimmee, very close to all major theme parks and the airport.
Despite not having large stores, it is very attractive for those who want to have a quieter life and have the dream of buying a house in Florida. Or even, to make an investment in a seasonal home.
Because of its easy access to downtown Orlando, it combines business with pleasure. It allows its residents to enjoy the best in commerce and entertainment, even though it is further away from the touristy and busy area. St Cloud is also a great bet in the real estate market.
History of St. Cloud
It was founded in the early 1900s and in the region attracted the most war veterans. For this reason it became known as "The Soldiers' Town". The lots were sold for much lower prices than the market, which allowed its settlement and official recognition by the State.
A curiosity is that, according to St. Cloud expert historian Bob Frank, the reason most of the streets are named after states in the country is because that's where the settlers came from.
Historical records show that the largest sugar mill in the United States operated in this region in the 1800s. The name of the town is believed to have a strong French influence. However, some say that the name was given because of the sugar clouds that formed in the sky during production.
Why invest in St. Cloud?
For those who like tranquility and a more leisurely pace of life, this is the ideal city. St. Cloud continues to attract families who desire a better quality of life. The city is part of Osceola County, along with Kissimmee. The major public schools are A and B+ rated and parents have the option of enrolling their children in any of the schools in the two cities.
And also, for those who wish to have spacious and modern homes at one of the best prices around Orlando and with the advantage of having a prime location,
It is a community that is very concerned with sustainability. Including, the city hall has programs to maintain the region's ecosystem, aiming to preserve the fauna and flora, and also to improve the population's quality of life.
What to do in St. Cloud?
It is true that Saint Cloud does not have a busy urban life, as other cities around Orlando do. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't have good options in and around the area.
Ralph V Chisholm Park: is one of the city's main parks that is currently undergoing a revitalization process. Soon the leisure options for families will be expanded, but for now it is possible to enjoy what the place has to offer. There are playgrounds, a walking track, picnic and sunbathing areas.
Reptile World Serpentarium: For those who like to see snakes up close, this is an interesting attraction. There are many varieties of snakes, lizards, alligators and turtles on display. It is also possible to see the extraction of snake venom.
Royal St. Cloud Golf Links: The city also has its own golf course with incredible views and various levels of difficulty.
Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides: want to get up close and personal with the wildlife of a mangrove forest in a safe way? This is your opportunity. The tours are guided and provide an excellent experience.
Best Real Estate Investments
One of the largest builders in the United States, LENNAR, is always ahead and provides the best real estate in the best regions of Florida. Currently there are two excellent condominium options in St. Cloud.
Lancaster Park is a condominium with a lot of greenery and lakes within the property which allows the houses to overlook the water. It is close to the historic center of the city and has excellent dining and entertainment options nearby. It also has a Club House with swimming pool and playground.
Hannover Lakes is one of the newest developments in town and it has some interesting differentials. In the leisure area, besides the swimming pool and playground, there will also be tennis and basketball courts, and a splash pad for the children. There is also a ramp for canoeing and kayaking. There are 12 types of plants available for the client to choose from.
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