A Closer Look at Oviedo
Oviedo is an Orlando area neighborhood located in Seminole County. It is home to many families and has been steadily increasing in inhabitants per square mile for over a decade. It has been voted as one of the top 100 places to live by CNN in 2009 — and earned kid-friendly awards by Family Circle in 2011 as one of the Top 10 Towns for Families and a spot on Best Places to Raise Kids in Florida by Businessweek in 2013.
Brief History of Oviedo
Andrew Aulin was a Floridian settler back in the 1870’s. He wished to add a post office nearby and decided to name it uniquely. So, he went Spanish in origin, just like the name “Florida.” Oviedo is named after a town in northern Spain. Oviedo then became the name of Aulin’s first post office location.
Oviedo always has things going on. Some of Oviedo’s annual events include:
- Taste of Oviedo – This delicious event features all the different restaurants and food businesses in Oviedo.
- City of Oviedo 4th of July Celebration – Fun on Independence Day in Oviedo.
- Oviedo Woman’s Club Great Day in the Country – With over 350 different arts and crafts, food, and entertainment booths, this event draws over 60,000 attendees yearly.
- Oviedo Historical Society Monthly Farmers Market – First Saturday of every month, the Oviedo Historical Society hosts a farmer’s market.
An Interesting Tidbit
You might actually notice chickens crossing the roads in Oviedo. As a result of the free roaming chickens throughout the streets, the town of Oviedo is a designated bird sanctuary, to protect its charming (and unsuspecting) inhabitants.
Due to the attractiveness and growth of Oviedo, many families have chosen to live in this town. There are plenty of schools to choose from and its location to the center of Orlando is appealing. If you’re a current resident looking to sell your home for cash, then we can help you get started now.