Real Estate Pledges by County
Preferred Real Estate Agents in Okeechobee County, Florida
Okeechobee County is located in East Central Florida. It includes the cities Cypress Quarters, Okeechobee, Taylor Creek, and Up the Grove Beach. Okeechobee is the county seat. Okeechobee County is known for Kissimmee River, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Taylor Creek, and Nubbins Slough Conservation Area.
In 2011 the United States Census Bureau reported a population of 40,140 and 18,656 housing units. The homeownership rate from 2006 to 2010 was 76.7% with a median value of $136,700. The average listing price in Okeechobee County is between $56K and $69K.
Okeechobee became a county in 1917 and was named after Lake Okeechobee. The name comes from words in Hitchiti "oka" meaning water and "chobi" meaning big.