Location - Kissimmee & US Hwy 192.
Originally designed as a route for
commercial traffic, US Hwy 192 has evolved into a high volume
thoroughfare serving one of the most visited locations on our
She stretches from the Atlantic Coast, westward to US Hwy 27 (an
arterial running North/ South to the west of Orlando).
The western most 24 miles of US Hwy 192 are covered in this guide.
Between US Hwy 27 and the Florida Turnpike are hundreds of
accommodations - Resorts, Hotels, Motels, Campgrounds, Rental Homes,
This 'is' the 'Entertainment Capital of the World' and everybody is
catered for in almost every price range.
Traveling East the road is naturally divided by the Florida
Turnpike, the City of Kissimmee, Interstate - 4 and the far West end
reaching past Disney's Maingate Entrance.
The road also has many 'names' on it's journey West. Irlo Bronson
Memorial Highway (both East & West), Vine Street (both East & West)
and the final section just known as West US Hwy 192.
She passes through areas to and they have their own names - The City
of Kissimmee, Maingate East, Maingate West and at US Hwy 27, Summer
Bay / Four Corners.
It can all get mighty confusing but we will try our best to make it
easy to find your way around...
So, were gonna have to split it down
into sections -
We'll start at the East end for our first section, at the Florida
Turnpike and head West. -
Locally known as East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, the area is 15
miles or so from the Magic and even further from other parts of
Orlando. This section is populated by many hotels at it's junction
with The Florida Turnpike and home to the many sporting events in
the area. The Turnpike and Osceola Parkway, just to the north, give
excellent access to all the other Orlando area attractions.
Home to the official Kissimmee & St Cloud Convention and Visitors
Bureau. A peaceful haven on a hot day with the biggest selection of
If you are renting a home - the developments of Lakeside Estates and
Bull Run are off from this area..
The country side here is very open as we are on the eastern
outskirts of Kissimmee ...
Map 9 -
|| Florida Turnpike to East
end of Vine Street by the Rail Road Tracks.
crossing the railroad tracks we enter The City of Kissimmee where
things begin to display a more commercial side.
The road suddenly gets much busier as we cross Main Street / US Hwy
441. Turn left here for central Kissimmee and right for The Florida
Mall. This section is Vine Street, first East Vine then after US Hwy
441 (Orange Blossom Trail), West Vine.
Map 8 -
|| East end of Vine Street by
the Rail Road Tracks to Bermuda Ave. / John Young Parkway.
Map 7 -
|| Bermuda Ave. / John
Young Parkway to Hoagland Blvd.
we cross Hoagland Blvd we enter our third section.
This is the beginning of the 15 mile long
A complete re-development of the road itself to enhance the main
tourist section of US Hwy 192, for the enjoyment of all who use her.
Here the road name changes to West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and
stays this way to US Hwy 27.
Passing the Wal-Mart Super Center the
whole feeling changes to reflect how much closer we now are to Walt
There are many more gift shops and attractions here than hotels,
along with go-karts, water parks and lots & lots of shopping.
As we get closer to I-4 and the Maingate Entrance to Walt Disney
World, you could say that this is the epicenter...
The Town of Celebration is just to the left and there is a new
southern extension to International Drive on the right.
This area is known a Maingate East.
As we get closer to the intersection with I-4 there are many
hotels, among them some of the top first-class sites:- Hyatt,
Radisson, Homewood Suites etc. Clustered next to the Interstate and
as close to Disney as possible.
If you are renting a home - the developments of Indian Point and
Montego Bay are in this area.
Map 6 -
|| Hoagland Blvd. to
Old Vineland Rd.
Map 5 -
|| Old Vineland Rd. to
Map 4 -
|| Poinciana Blvd. to
Maingate East - east end at Holiday Trail.
Map 3 -
|| Holiday Trail to
Maingate East - West end & World Drive / I-4.
Onward, past Interstate-4 and World
Drive, the original Maingate entrance
to Walt Disney World, we travel through Disney property lined with
trees. Part of the WDW Natural Reserve.
a few minutes of greenery we are back into the concrete - Maingate
Here US Hwy 192 is referred to as West US Hwy 192 as well as keeping
it's West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway name.
Almost as built up as Maingate East there is more land to develop
here and this is reflected in the number of big name hotels - Best
Western, Days Inn, Ramada Inn, Sheraton etc.
If you are renting a home - the developments of Indian Ridge and
Formosa Gardens are here.
the built up commercial side of the western portion we get back into
the countryside for our last section, as we make our way to US Hwy
This area has the newest developments for US Hwy 192.
The area continues to fill up with housing developments and hotels
in all ranges. Some of these resorts are stunning in their design.
Many rented homes are located in this area, as well as up and down
US Hwy 27.
The very popular Lindfields development is just south of the 192
after the last of the BeautiVacation markers. (# 4).
South and North on US Hwy 27 there are many housing projects
including - The Palms at Lake Davenport & West Ridge Lakes.
This area is one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the
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