No Winter Haven FL does not have a beach. The closest thing to a sand beach is in Auburndale FL. That is Max Beach on the southwest shore of Lake Ariana. It is nicer than you probably expect.
No Winter Haven does not flood. Although Winter Haven has many lakes the water level is typically very steady. The flood risk is actually minimal unless your home is almost at lake level. Most homes are built with their floor above the flood zone.
Yes Winter Haven does get tornadoes. Surprised? Actually nearly 60 times in recorded history the city or surrounding area has been affected by a tornado. Tornado season of course coincides with the rainy season.
Yes Winter Haven does have a downtown. It is larger than some suspect but not as large as a major city's. There are restaurants, shops, various parks and it is walkable day or evening. We often get food there are parking is available or nearby.
Yes Winter Haven does have alligators. We have a lot of lakes and all lakes in Florida should be expected to have alligators. Everyday boaters and water sports enthusiast are on the lakes. Every day people walk along the shores of the nearly 50 lakes within this city and problems are rare.
Winter Haven is 1:30:00 from the ocean. The ocean I mean is the Gulf Of Mexico and Clearwater beach which is west of Tampa FL. Wabasso Beach on the east coast is 102 miles away and about a 2 hour drive.
It is 30 miles to Disney from Winter Haven FL. You just head north to Interstate-4 and head east toward Orlando and follow the signs. There are several ways to get to Disney and of course Disney is huge and has many parts which are closer.
It is 6 hours and 50 minutes to drive from Winter Haven FL to Key West if you leave early. Some will take I-75 south but that will normally take 30 minutes more. If you choose to fly you may end up going to Miami and then to Key West. I have done that several times and yes the Key West airport serves Key Lime Pie.
Tampa is 51 miles from Winter Haven. The drive will usually take me an hour or slightly more if, there are no traffic issues. You will run into traffic more at rush hour but it is tolerable. The traffic toward Orlando is alwTampa is 51 miles from Winter Haven. The drive will usually take me an hour or slightly more if, there are no traffic issues. You will run into traffic more at rush hour but it is tolerable. The traffic toward Orlando is always worse.ays worse.
Kennedy Space Center is 87 miles from Winter Haven FL. The drive will take an hour and a half or more. Most likely more because I went once at 4 AM and it took 1.5 hours. Orlando area traffic is horrendous at times so plan on potential delays.
No it is not expensive to live in Winter Haven Florida. It can be expensive if you choose one of the better homes or communities to live in. Some choose a 55 Plus community while others choose one of the mobile homes found here.
Yes Winter Haven is close to Disney World. The average route from Winter Haven to Walt Disney World Resort is 31 miles and will take a little over 40 minutes. The distance would be much shorter if I was to use the closest parts of each location.
Yes Winter Haven is close to Kissimmee. Because Kissimmee is so large of an area let's use the downtown area which is on the north shore of Lake Tohopekaliga for a destination. From Downtown Winter Haven to Downtown Kissimmee is going to average 35 miles and about one hour and twenty minutes.
Winter Haven is closer to Orlando than Tampa by 2 miles. Orlando FL is 43.6 miles away by the quickest route and will take 56 minutes at 7 AM. Tampa FL is 49.6 miles away and will take almost the exact same time according to Google Maps.
Yes Winter Haven Florida is a good place to retire. That answer is true regardless of income. We have everything from condos, mobile homes to lakefront estates. Combine that with great weather, shopping and good medical and you have a good place to retire.
Yes Winter Haven FL is a nice place to live. That is why over 53,000 people call this city home. The prices of real estate have gone up and continue to rise as many newer homes are being built to welcome new residents.
Yes Winter Haven is walkable. We have many trails here as well as parks. One of the most popular parks is in the downtown area. Many will park there each day and start a walk or venture into a nearby shop or restaurant.
The closest beach to Winter Haven FL is Max Beach on the southwest shore of lake Ariana in Auburndale. Believe it or not it is very nice. The closest real beach is Clearwater Beach on the gulf coast. It takes an hour and a half to get there.
The cities between Orlando and Winter Haven are Kissimmee, Davenport and Haines City if you drive the typical routes. Lake Alfred is an up and coming area expecting thousands of new residents between it an Interstate-4.
The closest ocean beach to Winter Haven FL is Clearwater Beach. It is west of Tampa and will take you 1.5 hours to drive there at 10 AM. The beach is 76 miles away and the drive is actually very good. You may want to visit downtown Tampa and the riverwalk on your way back.