Introduction to St. Cloud, Florida

St. Cloud, Florida, in Osceola county, is 20 miles S of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 74 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city is located in the Orlando metropolitan area.

St. Cloud History

In 1870, Hamilton Disston, a real estate developer of Philadelphia, visited St. Cloud with General Henry Shelton Sanford on a fishing trip. General Sanford encouraged Disston’s interest in developing Florida. Disston made a contract with Florida's Internal Improvement Fund and paid $1 million to compensate the debt of Civil War and Reconstruction periods. In 1886 -1887, Disston established the St. Cloud sugarcane plantation. This plantation was named after St. Cloud, Minnesota. However, the plantation was ruined during the Great Freeze of 1894-1895. On June 1, 1915 St. Cloud was incorporated by the Florida Legislature.

St. Cloud and Nearby Attractions

  • Good Samaritan Village of Kissimmee.
  • Forever Florida Eco-Safari Tour.
  • Reptile World Serpentarium.
  • Glades Adventure.
  • Clarion Resort & Waterpark.
  • Walt Disney World.

Things To Do In St. Cloud

St. Cloud features 2.5 miles of beautiful lakefront where you can enjoy boating, swimming and fishing with your family. You can also enjoy the reptile world and theme parks of the city. You can go for Airboat Tours or enjoy a day trip to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios or Sea World. The city of St. Cloud also includes several restaurants and shopping areas.

St. Cloud Transportation

The nearest international airport is the Orlando International Airport.

St. Cloud Higher Education

The local college of the city is the Valencia Community College.

St Cloud Almanac

Nearest Medium City 20 miles S of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City74 miles E of Tampa, Florida
Metro AreaOrlando
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Time Zone
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

St Cloud Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip48 inches
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
Distance38.1 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 83 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belle Isle6,403$85,476
Haines City21,624$35,231
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St Cloud Public Schools

Narcoossee Elementary
2690 North Narcoossee Rd
(407) 892-6858
Total Enrollment 771
Harmony High School
3601 Arthur J. Gallagher Blvd
(407) 933-9900
Total Enrollment 1913
Neptune Elementary School
1200 Betsy Ross Ln
(407) 892-8387
Total Enrollment 879
St. Cloud Elementary School
2701 Budinger Ave
(407) 891-3160
Total Enrollment 920
Hickory Tree Elementary School
2355 Old Hickory Tree Rd
(407) 891-3120
Total Enrollment 643
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