Kissimmee, FL

A short drive to Disney World, Kissimmee offers solid returns, dependable demand, and the opportunity for home buyers to get creative with new construction in order to stand out from the crowd.

Overview

Twenty minutes south of bustling Orlando, Kissimmee is the perfect vacation rental destination for guests who want proximity to Disney World and other major attractions, but prefer lodging with more of a neighborhood vibe. The town itself entertains families from around the globe with its unique shops, restaurants, and historic Old Town. Guests here are looking for both luxury and escape, with lodging that’s not only comfortable but unique.


Insider tip

The most successful rental homes in Kissimmee are big enough for families and feature swimming pools, game rooms, outdoor gathering spaces, connected floor plans, tons of natural light, and concept/themed rooms with one-of-a-kind charm. To stand out in a crowded market, consider buying new in a builder community. The property will be built to spec and rental-ready, and will come with full warranties. New builder communities in Kissimmee are located near parks and have best-in-class amenities; some of the builders will even build up to 15-bedroom homes. While large spec vacation rental homes rent well in Kissimmee, they’re expensive. A good thing to keep in mind is that builders here are usually more willing to negotiate near the end of the quarter or fiscal year.

Learn more and compare Kissimmee with other top markets in our insider's guide to the best places to buy a vacation rental.

Market size

24,500+ rental units

Median annual rental revenue

$28,760

Median home price

$253,400

Cap rate

7.1%

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