Poinciana is a census-designated place (CDP) in Osceola and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located southwest of Kissimmee and about 14 miles (23 km) east of Haines City. As of the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 53,193. Poinciana is one of the quickest growth areas in Central Florida within recent years.
Homes in Poinciana tend to be more affordable and bigger in size, which explains the population growth in the recent decade. To accommodate the demand, there are many new constructions that offer elegant & energy efficient homes at a much lesser cost compared to the homes in Central Orlando.
US Highway 17/92 (here section of the Orange Blossom Trail) runs through the north of Poinciana. Local bus service is offered to Kissimmee by the Lynx network. Poinciana is arranged to be the southern terminus of the proposed SunRail system. Work is also expected to start soon on a toll road to connect Poinciana more directly to Interstate 4 and ease the traffic burden on the existing roads.
Some of Poinciana attractions are: Charlie Wheeler Park (It is estimated that better than 25 percent of approximately 7,000 children living in Poinciana participate in multiple sports programs and various scouting programs.), Poinciana Golf and Racquet Resort (Poinciana Golf and Racquet Resort is a beautiful 18-hole, par-72 layout that is majestically sculpted from an old cypress forest. It boasts 6,700 yards of rolling fairways and immaculate greens punctuated with sand traps and water hazards. Designed by architects Robert Von Hagge and Bruce Delvlin, the course is playable for golfers of all handicap levels. Water is a factor coming into play on 12 of its 18 holes.) and Vance Harmone Park (Largest of the many parks in Poinciana.)
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