Lakeland Florida

Sun, Mar 19, 2023

Lakeland FL

Lakeland Florida is located in Polk County and about 36 miles east of the Tampa Bay area. Although Polk County is one of the largest counties in all of Central Florida you can easily say that Lakeland FL is the best city within all of it.

What Are Some Lakeland FL Highlights?

In Florida Lakeland largest city in Central Florida. The cost of living here is similar to the national average and well within the reach of most Polk County residents or those looking to move to Central Florida. That does not mean this is not an amazing place to live and have much to offer. Not to mention living anywhere in Central Florida places you near some fantastic world famous attractions.

Downtown Lakeland Florida

The downtown area of Lakeland FL is beautiful and just large enough. You will find most of the government offices here and parking is not very difficult to find. Shown in the photo above is the Frances Langford Promenade and one of the many famous local lakes.

Lakeland FL Restaurants

Just about every type of restaurants you would want to visit can be located in this town. The bulk of them are strategically located where most of the population has access to them. Downtown Lakeland, North of Interstate 4 on US 98 and FL 37 are will you find most of them.

Public Transportation In Lakeland Florida

Yes we have plenty of Public Transportation. Busses and trains are both widely used in Lakeland FL and there is a public transit system that covers most of Polk County. Getting two and from Lakeland Florida can be accomplished by seniors, handicapped and those without automobiles. Many poor and elderly get free passage to and from town.

Farmers Market in Downtown Lakeland FL

The Small Town Feel Of Lakeland FL

Adding to the small town feel are the events and social gatherings. The biggest "to do" thing to thing in the Central Florida area is farmer's markets. Lakeland Florida has what may be the finest one. It is probably the largest as well. Much of Downtown Lakeland FL is blocked off for it weekly and parking is made readily available.

The Area Surrounding Lakeland Florida

Lakeland FL has several cities that are either adjacent to it or nearby. Winter Haven FL is one such city which is to the east. Winter Haven is also represented on this site. To the south is Bartow Florida which is the principal city in Polk County FL and the county seat.

In northern Polk County things get rather rural. Of these three cities Winter Haven and Lakeland FL are the two cities most people prefer. If lakes are your primary interest then believe it or not Winter Haven wins that competition hands down.

Lakeland Linder International Airport

The airport is found southwest of the downtown area. It is not an overly large airport but many residents get to make use of it. I has recently been remodeled because of growth in the area and it is qualified for international flights. Hopefully it will include some restaurants.

We most often still end up using the airport in the Tampa Bay area but those times are soon changing and we will be able to shift our usage to Lakeland Linder International Airport.

One Of Lakeland Hospitals

Lakeland Regional Health

Lakeland FL is a modern 21st century city and has your medical needs covered. There is also a VA Clinic that offers great service for veterans like myself. Most of the hospitals are located east of downtown and north of US-92.

However, there are many smaller clinics and medical facilities being built all around the city. I notices a brand new one in southwest Lakeland Florida just yesterday. Those veterans who need more serious treatment will need to make a short trip toward the city of Tampa.

Florida Southern College

Yes, Florida Southern College is located on the northern side of Lake Hollingsworth. Florida Southern College unlike other nearby colleges is a private college offering professional programs and liberal arts.

One other thing the university is famous for is the unique Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture. Trust me, when you see this Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture you will not forget it. It was certainly ahead of its time. Florida Southern College is a great asset to Lakeland Florida.

Lakeland Florida Sports & Entertainment

Lakeland is well known for hosting the Detroit Tigers Spring Training. Most people will think Tampa Bay when Florida professional sports come to mind. You will be pleasantly surprised to find out how great our high school and other sports teams perform.

Joker Marchant Stadium of Publix Field is a 8,500 seat baseball field. Joker Marchant Stadium was built to accommodate the Detroit Tigers Spring Training for 100 years and has been updated as recently as 2017. With plenty of parking and reasonable pricing it is a must visit for those who enjoy professional sports.

The Metro Area of Lakeland Sports & Entertainment

Lakeland's RP Funding Center

The RP Funding Center is actually owned by the city of Lakeland Florida. The center is used for functions and events such as famous art exhibits, family shows and entertainment, trade shows, athletic/ sports events, conventions, weddings and meetings. Expect to find plenty of seating and plenty of parking.

Lakes In Lakeland Florida

Yes there are plenty of beautiful places to see in this town. Several of the are near the many lakes found here. Just of few of the more famous and beautiful lakes are Mirror Lake, Lake Morton, Lake Hollingsworth and Lake Parker. As you get to know the area more you will discover countless smaller lakes that normally have communities associated with them. Tampa Bay we are not but the next best thing is lakes.

Lakeland Florida Real Estate Agents

This site is owned and operated by Wendy Morris Realty and my wife and I are real estate agents here in Lakeland Florida. If you are considering moving to Lakeland or the Western Orlando area reach out to me. We know both very well and actually live here. Thank you for researching Lakeland Florida.

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