Osceola County is located in Central Florida south of Orlando bordered by Brevard, Orange, Polk, Okeechobee and Indian River Counties.
Osceola County was established in 1887 from portions of Orange and Brevard counties and named for Osceola, leader of the Seminoles who was captured and imprisoned by General Thomas S. Jesup under a flag of truce.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida features Jostens Center with volleyball courts, basketball courts and inline rinks, a Softball Diamondplex, Track and Field Complex, Tennis Complex, Baseball Quadraplex, Champion Stadium, HP Field House, Marathon Sports Fields, and more. Located right next to Disney's parks and resorts, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex holds large events throughout the year that give travel teams the opportunity to enjoy activities in the surrounding area.
Osceola School District is headquartered in Kissimmee, Florida and organizes the operations of over 50 schools in the area that together serve over 61,000 students. The school district is set to launch the nation’s first K-12 mobile STEM Lab with the goal in mind of providing students with the experience of hands-on, real world activities related to science that enhances their learning.
Aspire Health Partners, Inc. is a non-profit behavioral healthcare institution that provides affordable services for the people of Central Florida. Aspire is able to provide these amazing services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. They provide these services throughout five Central Florida counties; Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole.
Florida Technical College is a two-year college with degree programs in healthcare, food and beverage, beauty, and criminal justice. It has locations in DeLand, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay.
Johnson University is a Christian college originally located in Tennessee. Now it has a second location in Kissimmee, Florida which was formally called Florida Christian College. It focuses on undergraduate degree programs for Christians hoping to work in the religious industry.
Tune in to this Spanish station where you can listen to programs about insurance, real estate, God's word, and more. You can listen to Calentando la Mañana Monday through Friday form 7am to 9am, and Los Locos del Lunch Monday through Friday at noon.
Lanier's Historic Downtown Marketplace is a quaint but spacious family-owned antique store in the historic district of Kissimmee. They have 18,000 sq. ft. of space filled with antiques, collectibles, furniture, and smiling faces. Don't forget to ask them for a cup of coffee as they always have a fresh pot waiting for you!
An amusement park of sorts, Old Town Slingshot and Vomatron has some thrilling rides to experience. The Slingshot is exactly what it sounds like. You're situated in a harness and strapped in quite thoroughly before you're tilted back. Hearing the thrumming of the Springs Machine around you, it vaults you vertically at over 100 miles an hour to heights of up to 150 meters. The Vomatron on the other hand is a different kind of thrill. What looks like a propeller with little seating cabs on each end, riders are then rotated at a speed of up to 70 miles an hour. It then slows down just to go in reverse. The Vomatron was originally made for astronauts by N.A.S.A. because they had to go through different tests to make sure they could handle going up in space. While those two rides are meant for the older kids, there's some fun for little kids too. Kids are harnessed with bungee cords and can jump as high as 15 feet and are encouraged to try flips if they want to. Old Town is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it sure is a fun way to spend an afternoon if you like exciting rides.
Osceola County is committed to offering quality parks and recreation experiences to offer a “great place to play.” Some of the key places where visitors and residents can play are the Austin-Tindall Regional Park and Soccer Complex, the Ralph V. Chisholm Regional Park, and the Cherokee Point Conservation Area.
Plaza Del Sol is modeled after traditional Latin American plazas. With it's national chains, discount stores, and Latin shops and restaurants, it is a unique place for both residents and tourists to get an idea of the local culture.
A great restaurant to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine in the midst of the lighted, flashing signs of the tourist corridor of Kissimmee. An array of sushi choices will delight you as you enjoy the quiet ambiance of a bubbling fountain and a sea of orchids that fill the the restaurant. Noodle, rice, tempura, and hibachi dishes also adorn the menu choices. Come visit to try the delicious options at this intriguing example of culture in the heart of gift shop laden 192.
The South Orlando Homeschool Christian group is a group that offers functions in the South Orlando and Kissimmee area. We have kids ranging from ages 1-15. We offer classes, field trips, clubs,testing resources and homeschool guidance. In addition, we send out a monthly informative newsletter with free homeschooling websites and more.