Imagine living a Florida lifestyle that surrounds you with a unique natural habitat in a beautiful rural environment complete with expansive oak hammocks, a famous lake and river, diverse culture, rich history and a vast array of recreational, educational, employment and business opportunities. Don’t imagine this can all be found in Okeechobee, Florida. It is a lifestyle that beckons those who were born here to stay or return and is the reason why so many have chosen to call Okeechobee home.
Okeechobee is a Seminole Indian word which means “Big Water” located at the north end of Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the United States. On the western border of the county is the Kissimmee River. These famous waterways bring together centuries of history to a still vital and precious eco system for the State of Florida. Providing an outdoor sports paradise and big value to the agricultural and cattle ranching industries of Okeechobee County is why the community has a deep appreciation and dedication to preserving the natural resources of these “Big Waters”.
In addition to our “Big Water”, Okeechobee offers big opportunities for businesses. Being located in the middle of Florida’s Heartland, Businesses will enjoy being part of a friendly, safe and fun community for them and their families.