Population: 66,840Median home value: $136,300 73 Ranks better than 61% of areas
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A+ Kissimmee Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Kissimmee Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than Florida
937% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kissimmee cost of living
F Kissimmee Crime Total crime is 18% higher than Florida
Total crime
3,45026% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2926% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-24%Year over year crime is down
Kissimmee crime
F Kissimmee Employment Household income is 22% lower than Florida
Median household income
$38,26231% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,15339% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%28% higher than the US average
Kissimmee employment
C Kissimmee Housing Home value is 18% lower than Florida
Median home value
$136,30026% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9682% higher than the US average
Home ownership
42%34% lower than the US average
Kissimmee real estate or Kissimmee rentals
D- Kissimmee Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
79%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
43%13% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:128% higher than the US average
Kissimmee K-12 schools or Kissimmee colleges

Living in Kissimmee, FL

Located in the state of Florida, Kissimmee is a moderately-sized city with a population of 66,840 residents. With a population density of 3,210 people per square mile, Kissimmee is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (70% White). Given that fact, Kissimmee could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Kissimmee are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 55% of the population also speak Spanish.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Kissimmee, Florida could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Kissimmee and in the areas around Kissimmee is a much easier task.

Kissimmee has a livability score of 70/100 and is ranked #600 in Florida and #11,240 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Kissimmee scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and weather (A-). On a less positive note, Kissimmee does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), education (D-) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Kissimmee, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction, Capone's Dinner and Show, and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.

Assuming that Kissimmee meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Kissimmee. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Kissimmee are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Kissimmee come in at $136,300, which is 18.3% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Kissimmee, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 5.9% higher than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Kissimmee area were 10.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 11.2%.

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Compare Kissimmee, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Kissimmee, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Vista East, Orlando8115.27,623
Southport, Orlando80101,726
Airport North, Orlando7913.410,061
Orlando International Airport, Orlando7610.53,933
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Boggy Creek, Orlando769.32,221
Florida Center North, Orlando7612.710,650
Lake Nona Estates, Orlando7512.1397
Crescent Park, Orlando7512.1254

Best Cities Near Kissimmee, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Buena Vista, FL928.43
Tildenville, FL9020.11,550
Oviedo, FL8928.537,545
Lakeland Highlands, FL8940.312,426
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Doctor Phillips, FL8810.510,878
Winter Springs, FL8728.234,439
Edgewood, FL8612.72,735
Maitland, FL8622.416,911
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It is sunny and there are lot of places to eat!

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!
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Kissimmee, FL - Loved It!

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.
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Source: The Kissimmee, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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