The City of Oviedo was incorporated in 1925 when Andrew Aulin submitted a request for a post office and named the town after Oviedo, Spain. In those days celery and citrus were plentiful here. Celery is still an important industry in Oviedo, the farms of A. Duda and Sons are major employers. When driving through downtown Oviedo keep an eye out for chickens crossing the road. They are an honored Oviedo tradition.
Sparrow Realty Group’s owners Brian and Ingrid Dodd lived on the west side of Oviedo for 15 years. When they lived there they enjoyed the Cross-Seminole Trail, various public parks, and the Townhouse Diner. Their preferred title company, First Service Title, is located in Oviedo. It is a growing city but has a country charm.
Oviedo borders the University of Central Florida area, the southern neighborhoods house commuter students, college personnel and their families. To the west and north of Oviedo, semi-rural communities like Geneva, Black Hammock, and Chuluota are found. Winter Springs is directly northwest of Oviedo, and shares school boundaries with Oviedo.
Average Single Family Home Value: $197,913
Median Single Family Home Price: $254,000
Median Gross Rent: $1280
Estimated Property Tax Average: $1,045
Estimated Homeownership Rate: 80%
Our Oviedo Sales in the Last 2 Years
Angel Trumpet Way, Arborview Park, $170,000, 3/2, 2010
Norwood Ct, Oviedo Terrace, $175,000, 3/2, 1984
Lowery Dr, Seminole Terrace, $195,000, 5/2, 1983
Reed Grass Dr, Isles of Oviedo, $210,000, 3/2, 2011
Bear Stone Run, Bear Stone, $300,000, 5/3, 2002
Characteristics of Neighborhoods
Oviedo has a country-feel with the convenience of modern life. Mature trees, lush lawns, and public trail and park access give Oviedo’s neighborhoods a beautiful, natural feel.
Single family homes are the most common in Oviedo, but there are several apartment complexes and townhouse communities. You’ll find home styles ranging from Spanish villas, to contemporary and neo-traditional. You may also come across a few old-Florida style homes known for their tin roofs, porches, and raised foundations. Currently there are four larger housing developments in construction to meet the demands of growth in Oviedo.
Most streets are wide and spacious. There are lots of residential neighborhoods with lower speed limits. The average commute time to work is 29 minutes. The major highway closest to Oviedo is the 417, which runs in to Orlando.
Oviedo schools have GreatSchool ratings of 9 and 10 (the highest rating is 10). They are part of Seminole County Schools, one of the top school districts in Florida.
Notable Housing Developments
Isles of Oviedo
The Preserve at Black Hammock
Part of what makes Oviedo so unique is its blend of town and country. You can spot bumper stickers supporting the Oviedo Chickens, pick up some handicrafts at A Great Day in the Country festival, or go back in time with a trip to the Townhouse Diner. Connect with nature on the Cross-Seminole Trail, or in one of 11 public parks. Modern amenities are also plentiful – swing by Cavallari Gourmet for speciality meats, dry goods, and wine, or sip on coffee at Florida’s own Barnie’s Coffee. Check out what else the Oviedo community has to offer its residents:
Entertainment / Recreation
Regal Stadium 22 & Oviedo Mall
Black Hammock Adventures & Airboat Rides
Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter
Hard Knocks – Beyond Laser Tag
Youth & Adult Athletic Leagues