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DO NOT MOVE HERE !!! - 6/6/2006
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ALEX
Kissimmee, FL

KISSIMMEE IS A VERY SOUTHERN LIKE TOWN, A LOT OF REDNECKS AND RUDE PEOPLE HERE, COST OF LIVING IS WAY TOO MUCH,GOVERNMENT DOESN'T CARE ABOUT RESIDENTS , ONLY TOURISM IS IMPORTANT TO THEM , MOST RESIDENTS ARE LOW WAGE DISNEY EMPLOYEES , SALES TAX IS 7% ONE THE HIGHEST IN FL,THERE ARE NO GOOD PAYINGS JOBS HERE SINCE MOST JOBS ARE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY,TRAFFIC IN KISSIMMEE IS VERY BAD SINCE THERE IS ONLY ONE ROAD FOR THE WHOLE CITY HWY-192
A LOT OF HOMELESS PEOPLE IN THE AREA BEGGING FOR MONEY SPECIALLY AROUND THE DOWNTOWN AREA,I WOULDNT RECOMMEND MOVING HERE TO MY WORSE ENEMY.

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Willie
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Johnny
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Kissimmee is a Good Area to Live - 10/18/2012

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Paula
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Kissimmee (Osceola Co) - 2/26/2010

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Not bad for small town! - 8/1/2009

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No jobs, bad traffic, home prices up, hot and humi - 12/1/2008

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A giant dirty tourist trap - 9/13/2007

We were relocated to Florida from Michigan and it's just terrible. The schools are the worst of the worst. The education system is a complete failure. We struggled with the public school system for about 6 months then gave up and went private but have to drive 40 minutes to get to a decent school. There is no culture here and really the entire area is a giant dirty strip mall. The main road is nothing but decaying outdated hotels, flashing lights from cheap t shirt shops and billboards. The weather is hot,humid and 90% of the time unpleasant. There are no jobs in this city and the majority of the town speaks spanish. This isn't a place to raise kids or even that a single person would enjoy. I can't stress enough how poor the schools are, even in the better areas it's all the same. We live in a better part of town called Celebration but it is smack in the middle of Kissimmee crime. A giant tourist trap. My kids enjoy the theme parks and it is nice to say you live by Disney. But that is about it. If you want a real quality of life and education for your children, you won't find it here. [read more...]


april
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to think I chose to live here - 5/12/2007

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april
Kissimmee, FL

to think I chose to live here - 5/12/2007

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Juan
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Stay away! - 7/3/2006

I've lived here in Kissimme about 3 years. It's getting horrible!. People are rude. It's over crowded! The school system sucks! Housing is shooting through the roof, and sales tax will kill you. Average home cost 325,000. Average apartment rent 1200.00 a month. Gallon of gas $2.90. Summers are unbearable. Extremely humid and hot. There is alot of stuff to do here though. Night life is great. However, if your looking for a peacefull place, this is definately not the place. Kissimme crime is high! At night all you hear is load people and cars. You don't need a stereo in your house because you will usually hear someones booming bass in their car about every minute. Good luck if you are trying to move here.[read more...]


ALEX
Kissimmee, FL

DO NOT MOVE HERE !!! - 6/6/2006

KISSIMMEE IS A VERY SOUTHERN LIKE TOWN, A LOT OF REDNECKS AND RUDE PEOPLE HERE, COST OF LIVING IS WAY TOO MUCH,GOVERNMENT DOESN'T CARE ABOUT RESIDENTS , ONLY TOURISM IS IMPORTANT TO THEM , MOST RESIDENTS ARE LOW WAGE DISNEY EMPLOYEES , SALES TAX IS 7% ONE THE HIGHEST IN FL,THERE ARE NO GOOD PAYINGS JOBS HERE SINCE MOST JOBS ARE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY,TRAFFIC IN KISSIMMEE IS VERY BAD SINCE THERE IS ONLY ONE ROAD FOR THE WHOLE CITY HWY-192 A LOT OF HOMELESS PEOPLE IN THE AREA BEGGING FOR MONEY SPECIALLY AROUND THE DOWNTOWN AREA,I WOULDNT RECOMMEND MOVING HERE TO MY WORSE ENEMY.[read more...]