Located approximately 10 miles to the south of Kissimmee, Poinciana is a master planned community set on approximately 47,000 acres in the north east corner of Osceola county, Florida. Close to the worlds largest theme parks and thriving tourist industry Poinciana is also far enough away for it’s residents to relax in peaceful surroundings.
The History behind Poinciana
Poinciana is a master planned community which basically means it is a new town or planned community designed from scratch, and has grown up more or less following the plan. To learn more about Poinciana and the surrounding Four Corners area follow the links. In 2000 the Census placed the population at 13,647 but the continued development of residential and some vacation resort communities has seen the area grow rapidly over the last five years. However, as a planned community Poinciana continues to retain much of its natural beauty as conservation areas make-up over forty percent of the town’s 47,000 acres. The nearby Walt Disney Wilderness Preserve contains over 10,000 more acres of pristine natural beauty and water sports abound in Poinciana, with canoeing, kayaking, fishing and boating.
Location and Infrastructure
Located just 10 miles south of Kissimmee, Poinciana is almost equal distance from the Space Coast in the east the golden beaches of Clearwater to the west I4 is the nearest Interstate and brings Poinciana in easy reach of central Florida’s main cities and attractions.
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Airports nearest to Poinciana
- Orlando International Airport – (about 10 miles; Orlando, FL ID: MCO)
- Orlando Sanford (about 45 miles; Orlando, FL; ID: SFB)
- Space Coast Regional (about 50 miles; Titusville, FL; ID: TIX)
- Kissimmee Gateway (about 10 miles; Orlando, FL; ID: ISM)
- Executive (about 25 miles; Orlando, FL; ID: ORL)
- Chalet Suzanne Air Strip (about 20 miles; Lake Wales, FL; ID: X25)
The nearest rail station to Poinciana can be found in nearby Kissimmee (111 Dakin St.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
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