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Kissimmee, Florida City Info
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Population:                  47,814

 

Elevation:                    70 Feet Above Sea Level           

 

Land Area:                   16.7 Square Miles

 

Location:                     Kissimmee is located in the central part of Florida.  It is located 77 miles east of Tampa, 220 Miles northwest of Miami and 162 miles southwest of Jacksonville. Major interstates--I-95, I-75, and I-10--provide access into Florida from the north, with connections directly into the area via I-4, the Florida Turnpike, and US 192. I-75, I-95, and the Florida Turnpike provide quick access from south Florida.

 

Time Zone:                  Kissimmee is located in the Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Kissimmee, it’s 11:00am in Chicago and 9:00am in Los Angeles).  Kissimmee observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October.

 

Weather:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average temp. (°F)

59.8

61.1

65.4

70.0

75.6

80.3

81.8

82.0

80.4

74.5

67.7

61.7

High temperature (°F)

71.6

73.2

77.5

81.8

86.8

90.2

91.6

91.6

89.7

84.5

78.8

73.1

Low temperature (°F)

47.8

48.8

53.3

58.2

64.4

70.4

71.9

72.3

71.1

64.5

56.7

50.1

Precipitation (in)

2.4

2.7

3.3

2.0

3.8

6.1

6.6

7.3

6.0

3.1

2.4

2.2

 

Climate:  

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Days with precipitation

6

7

7

6

8

14

17

16

14

9

6

6

Wind speed (mph)

9.0

9.6

9.9

9.4

8.8

8.0

7.3

7.2

7.6

8.6

8.6

8.5

Morning humidity (%)

88

88

89

88

88

90

91

93

92

90

90

89

Afternoon humidity (%)

57

53

50

47

49

58

59

60

61

57

56

58

Sunshine (%)

63

65

71

75

75

67

62

61

61

65

64

61

Days clear of clouds

9

9

9

10

9

4

3

3

4

9

10

10

Partly cloudy days

10

9

10

11

14

14

17

17

15

11

10

9

Cloudy days

12

11

12

9

9

12

11

11

12

11

10

12

Snowfall (in)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Local Seasons:

 

Snow Days – None!!!!

Kissimmee enjoys a year round warm climate.  The winter is popular with many tourists as the temperatures average in the low-mid 60’s F, making it the perfect time to enjoy the numerous sites and attractions which make this a number 1 tourist area. In the spring, fall and winter, it is usually less crowded with the exception of spring break and when large convention groups are in town.  Summer is the season for Kissimmee as a result of children being off from school.  This includes not only visitors from the United States but worldwide as well.  Summer can also be very warm and humid, so be sure to dress accordingly.  Shorts are acceptable wear at all of the major attractions and most restaurants.  It is also the perfect time to enjoy one of the numerous water theme parks.  Jump in and cool off, the water’s fine!                  

 

How to Get There:

 

By Air:

 

Orlando International Airport

407/825-2001

Offers direct or nonstop service from 60 U.S. cities and two dozen international destinations, serving more than 30 million passengers on the average annually.  All major car-rental companies are located at or near the airport.

 

Airport Transportation

Orlando International is 25 miles east of Walt Disney World and 20 miles south of downtown. At rush hour (7-9am and 4-6pm), the drive can be a torturous hour or more; at other times, it's about 30 to 40 minutes.

 

Mears Transportation Group

407-423-5566

Has vans that shuttle passengers from the airport (you catch them at ground level) to Disney resorts and official hotels, as well as most other Orlando properties. Their air-conditioned vehicles operate around the clock, departing every 15 to 25 minutes in either direction. Rates vary by destination.

 

Driving to Walt Disney World

 

To get from the airport to the attractions, take the North exit out of the airport to Highway 528 West. Follow signs to I-4; it takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get to Walt Disney World if the traffic isn't too heavy (double or worse in rush hour or when there's an accident). When you get to I-4, follow the signs west toward the attractions.

 

An Alternative: Orlando Sanford International Airport

407-585-4000

Is much smaller than the main airport, but it has grown a bit in recent years.  The airport has most of the major car rental desks on site.  Mears Transportation shuttles also serve it.

 

Kissimmee Gateway Airport

301 N. Dyer Blvd., Suite 101
Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-847-4600

Located near Orlando, just eight miles from Walt Disney World and ten miles from the Orlando-Orange County Convention center, Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) accommodates general aviation air service 24 hours a day with two paved airport runways, 5,000 and 6,000 feet. The airport is owned and operated by the City of Kissimmee and its air traffic control tower operates from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

 

By Car:

 

Driving here is easy, too! Major interstates--I-95, I-75, and I-10--provide access into Florida from the north, with connections directly into the area via I-4, the Florida Turnpike, and US 192. I-75, I-95, and the Florida Turnpike provide quick access from south Florida.

Heavy traffic and numerous crisscrossing highways make driving in the Orlando area challenging. Be sure to arm yourself with a good map and avoid traveling during rush hours—7-9 am and 4-6 pm—particularly on I-4 north from downtown. The area's most traveled highway, I-4 runs southwest to Tampa and northeast to Daytona Beach. (Official signs say "West" or "East.") I-4 provides access to almost any part of the city and its suburbs.

 

By Bus:

 

Greyhound Bus Terminal
103 East Dakin Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34741

407-847-3911

 

By Train:

 

Amtrak
111 Dakin St.
Kissimmee, FL 34741

407-425-9411or 800-872-7245

 

Getting Around:

 

Most of the area's east-west highways are toll roads: The Bee Line Expressway skirts the airport on the north, and the East-West Expressway (or Highway 408) passes south of downtown. The Bee Line is the best bet for traveling to Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center or Cocoa Beach.

Between the airport and attractions, use I-4 and its connection with the Bee Line Expressway to save time and