Livability Score

78
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
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Coffee Shop
Delicia's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Senezia
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) F
Fishing Pier
Attraction
Veterans Tribute and Museum of Osceola
Museum
Warbird Adventures & Air Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Water Park
Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Museum
Museum
Audrey's Pool
Water Park
Give Kids the World
Theme Park
Park Of Dreams
Water Park
Regal The Loop & RPX
Cinema
Osceola County Stadium
Stadium
Capone's Dinner & Show
Attraction
Gator Wrestlin
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Stadium
Gatorland
Theme Park
Cuban Crocodiles
Attraction
Aviary
Attraction
White Gator Swamp
Attraction
Snakes of Florida
Attraction
Gator Jumparoo Show
Attraction
Gator Gully Splash Park
Water Park
Food and Drink (30) A+
China Wok
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Fat Boy's Bar-B-Q
Fast Food
Taco Maker
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Long John Silver's
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory
Sweets
Checkers
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Boston Market
Fast Food
Fox & Hounds
Bar
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Steak 'n Shake
Fast Food
Fitness (3) F
Kissimmee Civic Center
Community Centre
Berlinsky Community House
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Storey Lake Recreation
Gym
Groceries (16) A+
Chamberlin's Natural Foods
Grocery Store
Sedano's
Grocery Store
Antasha's
Grocery Store
Kissimmee Meat & Produce
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Tropical Meat & Produce
Grocery Store
Presidente Supermarkt
Grocery Store
Aldi
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Crumbl Cookies
Bakery
Publix
Grocery Store
Dolce Bakery & Cafe
Bakery
Thrify Fancy Produce
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Bravo
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Colombian Bakery
Bakery
Parks (22) C-
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Ladue Park
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Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Park
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Brinson Park
Park
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Tropical Neighborhood Park
Park
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Shingle Creek Regional Park
Park
Oren Brown Park
Park
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Brownie Wise Park
Park
Marydia Neighborhood Park
Park
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Playground
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Playground
Shops (63) A+
Dollar General
Discount Store
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
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Clothing
Once Upon A Child
Clothing
Donato
Clothing
Unknown Name
Optician
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Platium Bladez
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Beauty
New Styles Beauty Salon
Beauty
Payless ShoeSource
Shoes
KiKi's Fashion Clothes & Shoes
Clothing
Aaron's
Furniture
T-Mobile
Electronics
Robles Jewelry & More
Fashion
Janitorial Supplies
Home Improvement
American Plaza
Mall
dd's Discounts
Department Store
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Botanica Chema
Discount Store
AT&T
Electronics
Buddy's Home Furnishing
Furniture
Latino Family Beauty Salon
Beauty
Pro-Top Nails
Beauty
RaceTrac
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.2% take public transportation in Kissimmee.
Public Transit Stops (84)
Stops & Stations
A+
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Workers Taking Public Transit
2.2%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Kissimmee is 102/100 - which is 5% higher than Florida.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime C-

Kissimmee crime rates are 2,104 per 100k, which is 15% higher than Florida
Property Crime
1,695 crimes per 100k
C+
Violent Crime
409 crimes per 100k
D+
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employment D-

The median income in Kissimmee is $41,399 - which is 15% lower than Florida.
Med. Household Income
$41,399
F
Unemployment Rate
3.8%
C-
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (14)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Osceola Regional Medical Center
Hospital
Family Health Care
Doctor
Central Florida Endodontics
Dentist
Kissimmee Fire Department Station 1
Fire Station
Family First Dental
Dentist
Kissimmee Police Department
Police
CAC Florida Medical Center
Clinic
Florida Hospital Kissimmee
Hospital
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Kissimmee Fire Department Station 3
Fire Station
Kissimmee Fire Department Station 4
Fire Station
Kissimmee Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Osceola County Fire / Rescue Station 61
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Jose Jones, MD
Doctor
JMJ Pregnancy Center
Clinic
B&T Medical Center
Clinic
Medifast
Clinic
Orlando Health ER and Medical Pavilion
Hospital
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
West Kissimmee Fire / Rescue Station 42
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Kissimmee home prices are $201,300 - which is 21% higher than Florida
Home Price
$201,300
B+
Home Appreciation Rate
32%
A+
Home Affordability
4.9x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C-

The Kissimmee graduation rate is 79% - which is 4% lower than Florida
School Test Scores
46%
F
High School Grad. Rates
79%
D+
Elementary Schools (69) D-
Holy Redeemer Catholic School
Central Avenue Elementary School
Thacker Avenue Elementary For International Studies
New Beginnings Education Center
Freedomland Christian Academy
Trinity Lutheran School
Highlands Elementary School
North Kissimmee Christian School
Kingdom Kids Christian Academy
Ucp Osceola Charter School
Renaissance Charter School At Tapestry
Kissimmee Middle School
Osceola Christian Preparatory School
Poinciana Christian Preparatory School
Kissimmee Elementary School
The Vine Christian Academy
Avant Garde Academy K8 Osceola
Avant Garde Academy
Heritage Christian School
Victory Charter School K-5
Osceola Science Charter School
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Faith Harvest Christian Academy
Flora Ridge Elementary School
Denn John Middle School
High Schools (33) D-
New Beginnings Education Center
Freedomland Christian Academy
Main Street High School
Trinity Lutheran School
Osceola High School
North Kissimmee Christian School
Osceola Christian Preparatory School
Poinciana Christian Preparatory School
The Vine Christian Academy
Avant Garde Academy
Heritage Christian School
Faith Harvest Christian Academy
Osceola County School For The Arts
Hospital/Homebound Program
Gateway High School
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ratings D+

Kissimmee has an overall rating of 59% from 25 reviews.
User Reviews (5)
From AreaVibes
D+
User Surveys (20)
From AreaVibes
C-
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  • Kissimmee has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Kissimmee crime rates are 15% higher than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Kissimmee is 5% higher than the Florida average
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RE: little puerto rico 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 13, 2019) 5 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 18, 2024) You are either a racist piece of shit or maybe a Puerto Rican tore your wife`s ass apart while you were at work, Cabrón. Get a life, Pendejo! ...Read More Read Less
Impossible to rate a place as big as Kissimmee! 3 rating By Anonymous ( Oct 01, 2019) When people try to rate Kissimmee, they rate the old downtown, or they rate the touristy area west of downtown, or they rate just their own neighborhood. Kissimmee city limits are smaller, but I live outside the city limits and I'm still considered to be a resident of Kissimmee. ...Read More Really, almost the entire northern border of Osceola County is Kissimmee, so how do you rate that? Do you want to rate the schools? Florida school districts are made up of the entire county, so there's a HUGE difference from one area to another. Do you want to rate the walkability or public transport? If you're downtown, or in the "maingate" area near Walt Disney World, every street has sidewalks and the busses run frequently. Over on the east side of Kissimmee, we rarely see sidewalks and the busses only run on a few streets--and where they do run, bus stops are off in the weeds with no cover from the sun or frequent afternoon thunderstorms! If someone tells you, "oh, don't go to Kissimmee, it's horrible," or "I live in Kissimmee, you should come, you'll love it," you need to find out more. I love my more rural area, but it does make it hard for people to get around without a car. My son hates where we live--guess who doesn't have a car? You really need to look very closely at people's ratings and figure out how large the area is they're rating, and how they can rate a larger area as if it's all the same. Read Less
little puerto rico 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 13, 2019) After living here for 10 years as a white person I have become more disgusted by the day in observation of the spanish speaking population.Is this part of prison early release program?Is this a dumping ground for narcissistic low life reverse racist behavior?Is this a tolerabilit ...Read More y test of the worst humanity has to offer?Is lie,cheat and steal part of the culture infesting this town?Kissimmee sucks! Read Less
It is sunny and there are lot of places to eat! 2.5 rating By undeux_treschatalones ( Apr 16, 2014) 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 one ...Read More s 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.

Pros:
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!

Cons:
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! Read Less
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little puerto rico 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 13, 2019) After living here for 10 years as a white person I have become more disgusted by the day in observation of the spanish speaking population.Is this part of prison early release program?Is this a dumping ground for narcissistic low life reverse racist behavior?Is this a tolerabilit ...Read More y test of the worst humanity has to offer?Is lie,cheat and steal part of the culture infesting this town?Kissimmee sucks! Read Less
It is sunny and there are lot of places to eat! 2.5 rating By undeux_treschatalones ( Apr 16, 2014) 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 one ...Read More s 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.

Pros:
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!

Cons:
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! Read Less
Kissimmee, FL - Loved It! 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 25, 2012) 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
...Read More 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.
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C+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Kissimmee? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Ladue Park
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Kissimmee Lakefront Park
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Brinson Park

Entertainment

Fishing Pier
Veterans Tribute and Museum of Osceola
Warbird Adventures & Air Museum
Unknown Name
Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Museum
Audrey's Pool
Give Kids the World
Park Of Dreams

Food & Drink

China Wok
Subway
Firehouse Subs
Dairy Queen
Fat Boy's Bar-B-Q
Taco Maker
Taco Bell
Wendy's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Kissimmee? Of all people who commute, 2.2% take public transportation in Kissimmee.
Drive to Work
75%

1% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A- Health & Safety

Is Kissimmee a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Osceola Regional Medical Center
Florida Hospital Kissimmee

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Family Health Care

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