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Pros

-Leisure activities
-Cost of living
-Attractive setting

Cons

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


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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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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Lake Wales is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Wales jobs have Increased by 1.30 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Wales's cost of living is 11.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Lake Wales's population is 15,541 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 60.71 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lake Wales is $112,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -22.53%.
    SCHOOLS
    Lake Wales public schools spend $9,657 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Lake Wales.

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  12/31/2007
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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  8/18/2007
Sunny Year Round

Lake Wales, Fl has great weather year round. Although summers can be quite hot, most of the year is very enjoyable and... (Read More)

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