Kissimmee is the largest city of Osceola County. The 2010 Census shows a population of 59,682. It is a Principal City of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Metropolitan area with a 2010 total population of 2,134,411.
This area was originally named Allendale, after Confederate Major J. H. Allen who operated the first cargo steamboat along the Kissimmee River – the Mary Belle.
Walk, Bike, Bus, Train, Shared
Transportation in and around central Florida is abundant, safe and convenient. From pathways to buses to trains to taxis and Uber as well as various Senior and wheelchair-friendly transportation services- you'll discover getting around is easier than you expected.
Kissimmee has a number of public parks including:
•. Kissimmee Lakefront Park – A $20 million public works project.
•. Makinson Island Park.
•. Babb Park at Shingle Creek.
•. Steffe Landing at Shingle Creek.
•. Twin Oaks Conservation Area – A popular place with locals for sunset.
•. Scotty's Landing – A canoe launch/landing featuring an educational area and exercise trail.