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Oviedo in Central Florida


Though Oviedo shares the name of a Spanish city renowned for architecture, this Florida destination was known for its produce of citrus, cotton, sugar, and celery. What started as a lakeside settlement after the Civil War grew into a formally incorporated city of 800 in 1925.

Today, even with a population of more than 34,000, Oviedo retains much of its small-town warmth.

The city's earliest settlers were the Timucua, Native Americans who belonged to the Seminole tribe. None of the Timucuas' villages and hunting grounds survived before the Jesup Community was formed.

The Jesup Community was formed when former slaves and European immigrants, mostly from Sweden, set up homesteads along Lake Jesup.They grew crops and sold them in Orlando and Sanford.

Though Oviedo no longer produces the crops it used to be known for in mass quantities, some households still grow celery and citrus in their private backyards.

Oviedo today

Modern housing developments and interstate roads make up the city today. It has shopping centers, recreational facilities, parks, and conservation areas.

Lake Jesup covers over 10,000 acres, with a circumference of about 28 miles. The lakehas the second largest concentration of alligators in the region. Almost 10,000 of these reptiles live in the lake.

Aside from alligators, the area around the lake is full of wild boars, bobcats, and several species of birds, such as the bald eagle.

The city is also known for its large population of wild chickens that roam the downtown area.

Oviedo in Central Florida

Oviedo is considered one of the best places to live in when you have young children and is also the best area for those looking for one of the best places in Central Florida to relocate!

Live the Life You've Always Imagined in Oviedo

Live the Life You've Always Imagined in Central Florida!

Samuel Johnson once wrote "To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition". This expression is true for many Americans. Of all the components that make up a happy life, your home is one of, if not the most important.
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