Located in Osceola County in Central Florida, Saint Cloud, FL is a quiet but growing town of about 40,000 people. It was founded as a retirement community for World War I soldiers and is 26 miles southeast of Orlando. Median prices are rising. The median value of owner-occupied homes is 122,990. Popular ZIP codes in the town include 34769 and 34772, and have average listing prices of $159,065 and $229,149.
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St. Cloud is in the north of the county, on the East Lake Tohopekaliga, and near the more well-known town of Kissimmee. The city tries to live up to its slogan, "Celebrating Small-Town Life". St. Cloud Main Street Program is working to encourage economic development in concurrence with historic preservation and downtown beautification. Residents enjoy ambling around the historic Saint Cloud Main Street area and seeing the history of the area. Local restaurants and cafes offer hearty Southern breakfasts and other tasty fare such as barbeque and seafood. Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Tenth Street Avenues are lined with unique stores filled with arts and crafts, antiques, furniture and more.
Residents enjoy participating in many different types of activities in the area. Peghorn Nature Park and Trail consists of a 58 acre passive park which takes its visitors on a historical expedition from the late 1800s to the present. The trail goes through protected native Florida wetland that is the habitat of many indigenous animals and plants. Saint Cloud is also home to the interesting Reptile World Serpentarium. Forever Florida offers adrenaline-boosting ziplining and horseback riding, and several big ranches give guests historic and authentic ranch experiences. There is even a farm where you can go pick your own peaches. East Lake Tohopekaliga is almost five miles in diameter, is very clear, and is great for bass fishing. Look for the rare, protected Florida sandhill crane along the shore. There are several companies that do boat tours and fishing to help even the greenest of fishermen catch a bass. Spend the day searching for alligators and other wildlife on an airboat. The town's Lakefront Park has a marina, bike path, fishing pier, performing arts pavilion, playground, splashpad, banquet hall and more. For children, there are a variety of schools to choose from, including charter, multi-level and alternative schools, and even an Osceola County School for the Arts. Although rapidly growing, Saint Cloud, FL is a quiet small town with plenty to do and a close proximity to Orlando.