Oviedo, FL, United States
Located just South of Lake Jessup, Oviedo was incorporated as a City in 1925. Settled by mostly Swedish immigrants, on March 13th 1879, the Lake Jessup Community was officially named Oviedo. The city has long history of growing citrus and celery, which were then sold in Sanford and Orlando. The downtown area of Oviedo still display many of the buildings constructed between the and of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, with some listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The near by Oviedo mall, with all it’s shops and restaurants, is a catalyst for growth in this beautiful town. In 2009 Oviedo was voted one of CNN Money Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Live. Family Circle’s August 2011 issue also listed Oviedo as one of the Top 10 Towns for Families, and in 2013 Oviedo was voted Best Places to Raise Kids in Florida by Businessweek.
As of the Census of 2000, There were 8,556 households out of which 50.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 9.99% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.10% were non-families. 10.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was $77,489, and the median income for a family was $80,923.