Saint Cloud is considered to be part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Area, but is actually located in Osceola County, Florida. It is perched on the banks of East Lake Tohopekaliga and gradually growing in both size and population. Residents enjoy a quiet and comfortable existence away from the noise and traffic of the city and yet have easy access to all the recreation that Orlando and other nearby cities offer. The historic St. Cloud neighborhoods, the beautiful shops and boutiques and the numerous outdoor activities in the city have made St. Cloud a place that families will surely fall in love with.
If you don't want to go far to enjoy recreational activities, and would rather stay close to home and enjoy the recreation facilities within the city of St. Cloud, you will not be disappointed and will most likely be amazed with the total fun that awaits you. Take a step back in time and learn about the Civil War History of the area, in Downtown St. Cloud. Explore the marked trails in and around the city, giving you the opportunity to observe the spectacular habitats that the region is famous for. Visit the Reptile World Serpentarium that offers awe-inspiring exhibits of over 60 species of snakes. Go for a carriage ride through downtown or experience the rich history of Central Florida at the Deseret Ranches. That's just for starters; if you want to explore more, St. Cloud's proximity to Orlando allows you to take frequent fun vacations to the entertainment capital of the world. Experience the fun and excitement of Walt Disney World, one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.
Shopping at the Florida Mall means you're one of over 20 million that frequently visit this shopping venue. The mall is considered to be a popular favorite among shopper with its throng of the most fabulous fashion stores and exceptional dining places in the region. Dining in fine restaurants around the city will allow you to enjoy the charm and heritage of this beautiful region. Eat at the Catfish Place, a restaurant that has been mentioned in many famous periodicals for serving the most delicious food. Give your family a night to remember with great tasting pastas and pizzas at Chimento's Spaghetti House and Pizzeria.
The Osceola School District strives to outperform all districts in the state of Florida. The 5 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and two high schools in St. Cloud help students reach their highest potential, through the effective teaching strategies the district provides in collaboration with the community. The district is also proud to have all "A" and "B" high schools.
Whether you like it for the recreation it offers or the charming historic feel it provides, St. Cloud is definitely the perfect place to settle down and raise a family. Look for affordable housing options like modular homes or cozy single family homes in the area or search for the amazing luxury homes of St. Cloud by simply browsing through the extensive listings.