Saint Cloud, FL

St. Cloud is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. The population was 35,183 at the 2010 census.[9] St. Cloud is closely associated with the adjacent city of Kissimmee and its proximity to Orlando area theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and Seaworld. St. Cloud is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. During the 1870s, Hamilton Disston of Philadelphia took an interest in developing the region while on fishing trips with Henry Shelton Sanford, founder of the city of Sanford. Disston contracted with the Florida Internal Improvement Fund, then in receivership, to pay $1 million to offset its Civil War and Reconstruction debt. In exchange, Disston would be awarded half the land he drained from the state's swamps. He dug canals and, in 1886-1887, established St. Cloud sugarcaneplantation, named after St. Cloud, Minnesota, although many long-time locals state the town was named after Saint-Cloud, France[citation needed], located fairly close to Paris. Diston opened the Sugar Belt Railway to the South Florida Railroad in 1888 to carry his product to market. But the Panic of 1893 dropped land values, and the Great Freeze of 1894-1895 ruined the plantation. Disston returned to Philadelphia, where he died in 1896. The Sugar Belt Railway merged into the South Florida Railroad. An attempt to cultivate rice in the area failed, and for several years the land remained fallow. Then in 1909, 35,000 acres (14,000ha) were acquired by the Seminole Land & Investment Company as the site for a Grand Army of the Republic veterans' colony. St. Cloud was selected because of its "health, climate and productiveness of soil." It was first permanently settled in 1909 by William G. King, a real estate manager from Alachua County who had been given the responsibility "to plan, locate and develop a town."

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    5 Bed

    4.5 Bath

    4,744SqFt

    2680 CHEROKEE RD,
    Saint Cloud, FL 34772

    $1,890,000

    MLS® #S4822926 MLS® # S4822926 (Active)
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    4 Bed

    2.5 Bath

    3,338SqFt

    5645 NOVA RD,
    Saint Cloud, FL 34771

    $1,800,000

    MLS® #S4835271 MLS® # S4835271 (Active)
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    4 Bed

    4.0 Bath

    3,840SqFt

    3140 FRIARS COVE RD,
    Saint Cloud, FL 34772

    $1,790,000

    MLS® #S4842419 MLS® # S4842419 (Active)
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    5 Bed

    3.5 Bath

    4,456SqFt

    4600 BRADY OROCK RD,
    Saint Cloud, FL 34772

    $1,250,000

    MLS® #S4838071 MLS® # S4838071 (Active)
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    5 Bed

    4.5 Bath

    5,772SqFt

    5331 CARSON ST,
    Saint Cloud, FL 34771

    $1,175,000

    MLS® #O5443073 MLS® # O5443073 (Active)

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    1404 E. Concord St.
    Orlando  Florida 32803

    407-234-5313

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