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

What Bert Has To Say About Lakeland-Winter Haven 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.


Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area See Local Real Estate
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City: Lakeland
Zip Codes: 33810, 33801, ... 6 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Lakeland

    The unemployment rate in Lakeland is 5.30 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakeland jobs have Increased by 1.31 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lakeland's cost of living is 8.80% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Lakeland's Cost of Living
    Lakeland's population is 104,401 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.93 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Lakeland is $129,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -16.65%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Lakeland 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 Lakeland. Learn more...

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It is what you make of it

I moved to the area 36 plus years ago. I attended public school and my sisters attended private school. I worked for a local company for 24 years, I'm married and I own... (Read More)



Lakeland is beautiful

As a native Lakelander, I have watched my hometown grow over the years to close to 100,000. Our hometown is blessed with many beautiful parks and lakes, and is... (Read More)



Is It Safe?

People make Lakeland and most of Florida for that matter, out to be a war zone. Where is it safe to... (Read More)



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