The Oaks Community is a deed-restricted, master-planned community in the Kissimmee Valley of Central Florida two miles south of Downtown Kissimmee. Once known as Overoaks, the property was formerly a cattle ranch. The numerous live oak trees give the community its name and reputation for tranquil green space, creating an almost insulated atmosphere for our neighborhoods. The Oaks Community is bordered by Shingle Creek on the north and Lake Tohopekaliga (Toho for short) on the east. Lake Toho is part of the Florida Chain of Lakes, and well known for bass fishing. The entire community is located in Osceola County with the majority residing within the City limits of Kissimmee.
The Master Plan for The Oaks community began with the construction of the golf course on the south side of the property, now known as Oaks National Golf Club. The course was designed by the team of Gary Player and Karl Litten and opened in 1986 on 134 acres. Following the completion of the golf course, single family home construction began in 1985 with golf course views of holes 3 and 4 (Tournament Court and Trapside Courts) near the community entrance, closest to John Young Parkway. The Southern Community, consisting of just over 700 houses, was completed in two phases beginning in 1996. Included in these phases were two gated sub-communities: Osprey Cove (a condominium development) overlooking the golf course driving range with beautiful sunrise views and Eagles Nest, offering single family living without the yard work.
The final construction phase of The Oaks began in 2005 with Shingle Creek Reserve, our Northern Community. Consisting of over 500 single family houses, Shingle Creek Reserve was designed with boating in mind with access to Lake Toho via the community’s boat lift. A gated section of houses in Shingle Creek Reserve offers single family living- without the yard work.
In total, The Oaks community has 1,452 homes. Regardless of the many reasons that brought us to Central Florida, we have each made the choice to call The Oaks community home. Within our neighborhoods, we have native Floridian homeowners and residents along with new arrivals from all over the US, Caribbean and the Globe. Our community members consist of working professionals, tradespeople and retirees. Families are new, blended and/or multigenerational.