Kissimmee, Florida is located in Osceola County and is a part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan area. According to the a census performed in 2006, Kissimmee had about 70,000 residents and as the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan area the population was over 2 million residents.
The city of Kissimmee was found in the mid 1800's. The growth of Kissimmee can be attributed to Hamilton Disston, who at one time became the largest single landowner in all of the United States with the purchase of land he made in Kissimmee of 2,000 acres.
Two notable celebrities residing in Kissimmee are A. J. McLean, singer from the Orlando based boy-band the Backstreet Boys, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
During spring training for Major League Baseball the Houston Astros call the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee home for their spring training facility. Former stars like Jeff Bagwell, Roger Clemens, and Craig Biggio were all a part of the Astros during their trip to the World Series in 2005.
Kissimmee, FL is also home to Osceola Heritage Park, an event facility featuring the Silver Spurs Arena and Osceola County Stadium. The Silver Spurs Arena features acts from musical guests to rodeo shows. Also in Kissimmee the Osceola Center for the Arts puts on performances like "Annie Jr." and "Oklahoma."
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