St. Cloud Real Estate Market Overview
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Location and Weather
The city of St. Cloud resides on the shore of East Lake Tohopekaliga of northern Osceola County. St. Cloud has a reputation for being a relaxing getaway destination that offers easy access to other infamous destinations of Florida, such as Cocoa Beach and Downtown Orlando.
St. Cloud has a quiet, suburban feel with plenty of lakes, parks, golf courses and new housing opportunities that make up the lay of the land.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
St. Cloud has a population of 55,716, with a growth rate of 0.68% annually. The job market has increased by 3.9% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 57.1%. This city is full of history and unique storefronts full of antiques, appliances, furniture and art, which makes up its large retail industry. While a large portion of residents commute to the bigger cities nearby for work, the job market here is a positive atmosphere for businesses to grow. Some of the major employers are Nielsen, Sherwin-Williams, Sodexo, Murphy USA, and BP.
St. Cloud’s cost of living is slightly higher than Florida’s, with housing and transportation being the largest expense. Aside from those two specific expenses, this city is considered an affordable place to reside.