Well, first I will say that many of the "neighbors" we have are visiting or are seasonal. A few of our neighbors are from England, as far as the actual townhouse owners who also frequent where we live. We also have owners from plenty of other places, including from China. The ones that visit the most though are English (and /or Scottish). We get seasonal and shorter visitors from Canada and many most northern states, also. Now, where we are at the people, even short-term vacationers often stay at least 2 weeks.
NO dressy clothes
No snow shoveling
Nice, although not dirt -cheap outlets. Many! And some "upscale" ones
Lots of cheap-ish (in value) restaurants.
The parks and all
Gators and rich wildlife
You might learn some Spanish!
The restaurants need to be combed through a lot to find good quality
Some people think the locals are friendly, truth be told, there are not many " locals." Many are warm, but don't be expecting the old "southern hospitality" too much or you will be let down
While improving, the natural "life," non- theme parks, etc are minimal/hard to find.
I think there are nice parts are not-as-nice. It is very busy all through the main road here (192). So busy that is something to plan around. Kissimmee has seen better days, however, it is improving!
I had lived in Kissimmee, Florida for eight years after I had graduated from college. Let me just say that I absolutely loved this city, and I still pay frequent visits there because it was where I made many of my friends.
The first thing that you will notice about this city is that they have eight different restaurants. Now to most people from the city, that is probably a laughable amount of restaurants. I will agree that that is a miniscule amount of restaurants, however, the food that is there is fantastic. I'll take quality over quantity any day. If you are looking for a good place to take your kids, then you should try out Manuel's. This is a very popular restaurant and especially kid friendly.
Another one of the notable features of Kissimmee, Florida is that if you choose to live here, you will be close to Amusement. The nice thing about this amusement park is that you will have 15 different rides, and the admission is free so you will not have to pay any money to get into the amusement park. I found that this was a great place to go to spend the day. From Kissimmee, Florida you are also only four miles from Disney World. This in itself makes the location a great place to visit.
For those who like shopping (My wife is an avid shopper), you will have over 75 different specialty shops that are available to you in Kissimmee, Florida. That is going to give you many options when it comes to shopping, and along with the beautiful Florida sunshine you cannot go wrong. You could even spend the day at the beach if you wanted to. Florida is known for their beautiful people at the beaches, and I will attest that this is completely true.
The bottom line is that Kissimmee, Florida was a great place to live. The people are friendly, and you will not run out of activities to do while you are here. There are so many positive things that I can say about this beautiful location.