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live and retire in Winter Haven FL - 7/11/2010
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David
Winter Haven, FL

We have lived in Winter Haven FL for 8 years and find it an extremely livable, safe, wholesome and great choice for our retirement lifestyle. Located between Orlando and Tampa off I-4 and about 40 minutes from Orlando International Airport with lots of reasonable flights to everywhere. Cruise ports of Tampa and Port Canaveral are 1.5 miles away. The city is on a chain of lakes, has an excellent park system and new public library. The downtown has been restored and is a beautiful place to spend time.Theatre Winter Haven is one of the top community theatres in the country with outstanding season ticket prices. The city has lots of restaurnats that are excellent and you can afford to eat in them. Local government is response to citizen needs. The city will become home to Legoland Florida in 2011 which will create 1000 new full and part-time jobs for local people. Polk State college is located here and has offerings for the public. Healthcare is outstanding with a 500 bed not for profit hospital and all medical specialities located in the community. Housing options and prices are excellent with many good homes and condominiums available well below $100,000. If you go to www.condo.com and type in Winter Haven, FL you will be absolutely amazed at the offerings. Winter Haven is my choice for quality retirement living and we have not regrets relocating here after 8 years! Check it out.

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