St. Cloud Real Estate
City of St. Cloud was incorporated on January 3,1911, and St. Cloud’s boundaries have expanded dramatically since then. The size of the city is now controlled by voluntary annexation based on the supply of sewer and water services to the expanding urban area. Growth has been demand-based, and City services have been extended to meet the needs of new residents as well as providing economies of scale for the operation of City utilities and services. The city now boasts 2.5 miles of beautiful lakefront and an extensive parks program. Historic Downtown St. Cloud attracts visitors and residents alike with its charm and beauty.
Located on the south shore of East Lake Tohopekaliga, the city’s original grid pattern is still a primary housing area for the city. This area is bounded on the north by the lake; on the south by 17th Street; Mississippi Avenue on the east; and Columbia Avenue on the west.
The city of St. Cloud is one of two cities within Osceola County. The population of Osceola County nearly doubled from 1970 to 1980, and exploded by 119 percent between 1980 and 1990. By 1998, the county population was estimated at 148,712 and at 272,788 in 2009. Population growth in St. Cloud has been proportional to the growth in the county. The city’s population grew 36 percent between 1990 and 1998 and now numbers more than 32,600. Since the year 2000, the city’s land area has grown from 9.74 square miles to about 19 square miles.
City of St. Cloud is governed by a council/manager system, which is dedicated to honest and open government, professional and cost effective management, and responsive and courteous service.