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Pros

-Leisure activities
-Cost of living
-Attractive setting

Cons

-Growth & sprawl
-Low educational attainment
-Summer heat and humidity


What Bert Has To Say About Lakeland Metro Area


Lakeland historically has been a major agricultural center with citrus growing, processing, and distribution, and a large phosphate mining industry mainly to the west. Winter Haven is a rapidly growing resort area to the east, and both places, taking advantage of a strategic location between major Florida centers of Tampa Bay and Orlando and relatively low housing costs, are becoming retirement and family living destinations.


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Quick Facts About Lake Wales


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Lake Wales is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Wales jobs have Increased by 2.29 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Wales's cost of living is 14.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Lake Wales's population is 14,268 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.73 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lake Wales is $85,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Lake Wales public schools spend $10,471 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15 students per teacher in Lake Wales.

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Lake Wales, FL
I have lived in Lake Wales, Florida for almost 8 years. Most of the people are very nice, but it can be very difficult to find a decent job there. The weather is pretty... (read more)
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