The Brit List: The 10 Most British Towns in America

Kissimmee, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Cricketers Arms, George and Dragon, the Chippy, Victoria and Albert, Coconut Willy’s Pub: only the latter tells you that you are not in rainy England but in the sunny greater area of Orlando, Florida.

The Sunshine State is for many Brits, who prefer it to Spain because people speak English and property is cheaper, and is a convenient seven-hour flight from Heathrow. And Kissimmee is right in the thick of it. Many of the U.K. residents live off the visitors to Walt Disney World and the NASA Space Centre, so the quiet life is only an option in the off-season.

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William Kay

William Kay

Bill Kay was a London business journalist until he emigrated to Pasadena, ten miles north of Los Angeles, from where he writes a financial advice column for the London Sunday Times. He was City Editor of The Times and the Mail on Sunday and has written a dozen books, including a Pasadena murder-mystery novel, as well as dipping into screenwriting and stand-up comedy. He attended Westminster City School and The Queen's College, Oxford, and still manages to follow Chelsea Football Club. He has two adult sons, Andrew and Ben - and two grandchildren, Jackson and Indiana - all in London.
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