Oviedo is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. Oviedo is known for its historic houses and buildings, as well as its population of chickens that roam the downtown area. Although the city has historically been rural, in recent years it has had an influx of new developments to support its rapid growth, due to its proximity to the University of Central Florida and the Central Florida Research Park. Several national publications have placed Oviedo on their nationally ranked lists as one of the best places to live in the US. The median home value in Oviedo is $241,100, with the national $184,700. The median rent is $1,392, with the national $949.