Introduction to Oviedo, Florida
Oviedo, Florida is 13 miles NE of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 91 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. It is in Seminole county. The city is part of the Orlando metro area. The population of Oviedo is 26,316.
Oviedo was originally inhabited by the Timucuans, a Native American tribe. The earliest settlers of modern day Oviedo came around 1865, just after the Civil War. They started living by the shores of Lake Jesup. The community progressed well and in March 1879, when it had its first post office, adopted the name Oviedo, which was suggested by the first postmaster Andrew Aulin. The area was incorporated as a city in 1925.
Oviedo and nearby Attractions
- Cross Seminole Trail
- Florida National Scenic Trail
- King's Manor Bed & Breakfast
Things To Do In Oviedo
Oviedo offers never ending opportunities of recreation. The Oviedo Marketplace Mall is an excellent shopping area. Popular activities include boating, fishing and skiing. Lovers of nature would be delighted by the Cross Seminole Trail which is heavily vegetated and great for long walks.
City residents can access air travel at Orlando Sanford International Airport.
Oviedo Higher Education
The city is served by the University of Central Florida.