St. Cloud, Florida is in northern Osceola County on the southern shore of East Lake Tohopekaliga and southeast of Orlando. It is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Area. St Cloud was founded in 1909 for Civil War Union veterans as a retirement community. Prior to that, the land was swampland that had been drained to build canals and to build the St. Cloud sugarcane plantation. But the Panic of 1893 and following depression as well the hard freeze during the next two winters meant the end of the plantation. The land was then sold, and the town established and then incorporated as St. Cloud in 1915. The town has worked to maintain the image of small-town living, attempting to be less dependent, even to being separated from neighboring cities. Today about 41,000 people live in St. Cloud.
St. Cloud has a rich history, and the St. Cloud Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving the records and artifacts of both individuals and organizations that have been a part of the history of the city. In doing so, they honor those from the past by making information available to the public. St. Cloud also has some amazing outdoor venues available. The Peghorn Nature Park sits on 58 acres and has a walking trail, a garden and also has a pioneer village and schoolhouse replica. The Reptile World Serpentarium has an exhibition that features 60 snake species from around the world as well as live venom-milking shows. For those who enjoy going to the lake, there are several options in St. Cloud. Alligator Lake is a freshwater lake that has alligators as well as bluegill, bowfin, largemouth bass, red ear sunfish, and gar. Lake Tohopekaliga is a large lake that is known for its fishing and also for the chartered airboat rides. East Lake Tohopekaliga is a fishing lake that flows out to Boggy Creek.
St. Cloud real estate offers a mix of ranch style single-family homes, older traditional styles, cottages, contemporary two-story homes, mobile homes, and lots ready for construction. There is also acreage available in St. Cloud. With its delightful small-town feel, the variety of St. Cloud home styles, and the well-maintained lawns and streets, this is a must-see destination for homeowners searching in the Orlando area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in St. Cloud, Florida, please allow us to assist you. Contact us today.