Our Local History

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2017

Poinciana's origins began in the 1960’s when nearly 50,000 acres of farmland and swamp were purchased by a company that eventually became Avatar Holdings, Inc. In 1972, Poinciana was formally established as the largest, unincorporated, master-planned community in the United States. Poinciana is a two-time winner of America's 100 Nicest Places to Live and offers a unique environment to enjoy outdoor activities and wildlife.Our population expanded by leaps and bounds between 2000 and 2006. Then came the Florida economic bust in 2008, which created a market with the most affordable housing in Central Florida today. Between that and a a new hospital that was recently approved, Poinciana is gearing up for a new boom as early as 2010.Poinciana spans two counties: Osceola and Polk; and is located in the southwest corner of Kissimmee, Florida. Our community is managed by a homeowners' association (HOA) named the Association of Poinciana Villages (APV). We depend on Osceola and Polk for fire, police, EMS and other support functions.?Demographics show that approximately 56% of the population is Hispanic, with many of that group being Puerto Rican. There are a significant number of residents from German, Irish and Asian ancestry.

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Our Local History

 

USA's Largest Planned Urban Community

Poinciana Residents

Who are we?

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53,193 Persons According to 2010 Census live within Poinciana Census Designated Place (CDP)

29.3% are kids under age 18

13.2% Seniors over age 65

77% Minority

21% Born outside USA

84% High School Graduate of higher

54% Multi-lingual

78% own their own home

$45,714 Median Household Income

Between 2000 and 2010 Poinciana was the fastest growing community in all of Florida

Poinciana grew 279% over the decade

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Federal Government announces announces $80M in Florida Everglades Preservation Plans for Disney Wilderness Preserve

Poinciana is blessed to reside in a Florida Wildlife Corridor

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Poinciana sits in a critical Central Florida location that plays a key role in Florida's Environmental and Ecosystem

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Lake Marion Creek preserves a taste of Old Florida as it meanders southward between Poinciana Village 7 and Solivita

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Snell Creek is a blackwater creek that begins near Davenport and flows southward towards Lake Marion Creek , one of the tributaries to the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and Flows into the everglades

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