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Old 03-16-2011, 02:52 AM
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can any one tells me about saint cloud in florida woul love to move to the area to learn a little about it will be nice thank u
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:34 PM
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Let me explain Kissimmmeeeeee to you. It is a HUGE area.

First: Celebration is a Disney built area, that has many compliances with it. It is in Kissimmee. You are in an area, that is like fenced off from life. It is like a stepford community, but built in tourist zone. Now for 15 years, I owned a 1915 constructed home in Cleveland OH, in Lakewood suburb. Not a tremendously modern home. They rebuilt these home styles and made them worth 1/2 million or little under. THAT is Celebration. You are paying for a home worth 120,000 in Celebration for 1.2 or more.

And on a normal friday night, we went a couple of times, their little downtown was dead. No people out. Food prices outrageous and more. I told my husband I couldn't take it, and we left to go to Mikey's NY pizza which was packed, but a hole in the wall in Kissimee having a great time!

Now, I'm driving you mentally from Celebration to the South through Kissimmee. Head left, and you get into dead zone I call it.

So, you leave Celebration, taking a right turn and head South on 192. OK...now you are trying to get out of the tourish crap. About 3 miles down, the city takes a turn to poorville.

Here is your homeless and plazas empty. Not a great area. Homeless go there, because police have no action against them. Second, with homeless societies tried to buid a homeless place, the city refused. (now get that...the police can't run them off, but no shelters for them - that's Kissimmmmmmme!). Therefore, many live behind shops and more. As much as you see them, they really don't bother you, and want to be left alone. Shoot, behind one of our restuarnts my own kids knew 3 of them who lived there. They just come up for some ice drunk...do you have work, and more. You just have to be cautious. I woudn't live in this area either.

Then you pass that and head deeper into kissimmee on 192 towards St. Cloud. Things start opening up more. Normal houses. Normal people. Mixed people. Above average schools and stuff. Problem is, no jobs. So, you have to commute. Great place to live. My family lives just like up North. But takes 30 minutes to work. EVEN IF I worked at Disney...take that long if not more.

As for calling it redneck....well, they are very nice people. And WE are Arabic! They are a bit reserved at first, but once they know you, they like you. These rednecks like golf, fishing, bbqing and the good ole fashion football game. And I enjoy all of that. If you don't then there is something wrong with you, not the place for you. All kids are into something. Mine are diving squad, and they can hit the high dives! And if you ask them, then they do try to help. When I first moved here, I met a neighbor, and we were talking....I was like, you watch my kids, and I'll watch yours. And we bloomed from there.

I believe the South of Kissimmee is a good spot. You'd never find me in Metro West. Winter Park or any other place. I attend games and you'll see cowboy hats and more. They are good people. They just want to keep their neighborhood clean, and I think that is why they get a bad wrap. And, I'm the same.

FROM WHAT i've learned...best places to live in Orlando, is where they say Rednecks live. As ironic as that is...I'll go with it anytime.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:39 PM
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Now, St. Cloud. It is a small town, that has it's delapitated buildings. Very small. But great little village for kids. And I love it. Instead of downtown Orlando, we go to downtown St. Cloud.

It takes people to rebuild things. St. Cloud took a huge hit in the recession. But you have good people fighting their way back.

I love St. Cloud. And if you want more answers to it, I'm off of work, I can take pictures for you. In fact, tomorrow, the kids and I are celebrating St. Patties. I want to head to downtown St. Cloud. We love the little shops. I snap some and try to post them.

St. Cloud is a huge family small town. And that is just exactly what it is.
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