The story behind the name “Oviedo” is quite an interesting tale. In the late 1870s, individuals living close to Lake Jesup needed an easily accessible post office. Andrew Aulin, an early settler and shop-owner, was the one to file the paperwork for a post office. Fascinated by the Spanish language, he decided to name it after Oviedo University in northern Spain. However, citizens of Oviedo debate whether he visited the university, or if he simply just liked the sound of it.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city covers a small fifteen square miles, but holds over 32,000 citizens. An even thirty-two percent of the population is under the age of eighteen, and the median age is thirty-three years. The median income for a family in Oviedo is $66,288.
The city of Oviedo’s public schools are part of Seminole County Public Schools. Oviedo alone contains six public elementary schools, two public middle schools, and two public high schools. It is also the home to a regional location of Seminole State College of Florida and borders the University of Central Florida.
Amusingly, Oviedo is very well-known for its population of chickens that roam the downtown area. There are so many of them that traffic often has to stop as they attempt to cross the road! These chickens have been featured on Oviedo t-shirts, coffee mugs, and even posters!
Simply put, Oviedo is a fun place to live. If you are looking for a rental home in Oviedo—or anywhere in Central Florida—please visit our website for a list of rental properties or call our trained rental home professionals at (407)261-5610.