Homes or as some say houses for sale in Auburndale Florida are often overlooked. With Winter haven to the east and Lakeland to our west many people miss out on a lot of great homes with reasonable pricing.
The housing market in Auburndale is growing all of the time. New communities are popping up all around the city. Once people realize how may lakes we have here and how nice they are they often increase the size of the area they are looking for a home in to include Auburndale.
The zip code for Auburndale Florida is 33823. The city is located in Polk County Florida. Just to the west is Lakeland Florida which is the furthest city west in Polk County. Auburndale had a population on 16,291 in the 2018 census and has likely grown to over 17,000 since then. There is plenty of room here since the city has 13.52 square miles of land. Surprisingly to many who do not live here there are 7.02 square miles of surface area on our lakes. I live here on Lake Arietta in Auburndale and you will see my home featured throughout the site.
The City extends north to south for around 10 miles. The boundaries are somewhat peculiar but we remain. Most importantly the city is very nice, has everything you need and has ready access to Interstate-4.
Auburndale has more home sales than you may think. Auburndale also has some incredible homes for both first time owners and those choosing to live in the lap of luxury and just not spend as much money as you would in some of the cities to the northeast. 238 traditional single family homes sold here in the last 6 months. The median price was a surprising $226,000 which is nothing to sneeze at.
With nearly 1/3 of the city being lakes and ponds you can imagine that the city has quite a few waterfront or water view homes. There is nothing like living on a lake here in Auburndale. 21 waterfront homes sold in the previous 6 months. The most expensive was only $700,000 which is shockingly low compared to what that home would sell for just northeast of here. The median price of a waterfront home was only $390,000. If you are considering a lakefront home anywhere around I suggest you take a couple of moments to see what is available here in Auburndale.
The purpose here is not to list every lake. I will be doing that later or you can reach out to us and we can drive around the city and see them. For now there are 7 main lakes in the city worth featuring. They are Lake Ariana, Lake Arietta, Lake Juliana, Lake Lena, Lake Tennessee, Lake Mariana and Lake Van. Lake Arietta is the lake shown above with Lake Juliana in the distance.
Those are the primary lakes either within the city or sharing a lot of its' boundaries. You will find yourself driving around Lake Airana all of the time if you live here. It is a beautiful and large lake in the middle of the city. Lake Ariana Blvd goes almost all of the way around it. Drive slowly, enjoy the beautiful views and breath in some of that wonderful lakefront air.
Downtown Auburndale is located on the southeast side of Lake Ariana. The photo above is the north part of Main Street next to the city park. Main Street continues north to the south side of Lake Stella. Lake Stella is only about 550 feet across but has a very nice fountain which contributes to the beauty of it. The downtown area is rather small but you will be proud to drive your visitors through it. It is very visually appealing and certainly has that small town friendly feel to it.
So you are interested in moving to this area and quite possibly Auburndale Florida. What is the best way to go about it? You want to find the right home. You do not want to spend more than it is worth. You want to minimize your efforts while maximizing your results. The answer here is simple.
Reach out to us as soon as you can. Let's talk about your move to this area as soon as possible and stay in touch even after you get settled in. No one knows more about the buying and selling of homes in this area better than we do. Whether it is Lakeland, Auburndale or Winter Haven we know this area like the back of our hand. You can tell that by spending some time on this site.
Deciding how to fund the purchase. If you are a cash buyer this does not apply. However if like most of us you choose a loan this is a great first step. Check your credit score. If it is great no worries, if not start repairing it and speak with a loan officer as soon as you can. Then get pre qualified for your loan. This will give you a guideline on what you can spend. Later when you get ready to start looking for a home to purchase get pre-approved. This is the point where you have to provide documentation to the lender.
Most home sellers will want you to be pre-approved before viewing their homes. No one wants to get a pet sitter, clean their home up or get a baby sitter so someone who is not approved for a home loan can walk through their house. Not to mention the emotional ups and downs that come with selling your home.
You are in a great place to start your search. Now take the next step and reach out to us. We will represent you well and help you find the perfect Auburndale Florida homes for sale to choose from.