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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-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.

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Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Lakeland-Winter_Haven
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Lakeland, Winter Haven, ... 38 total
Zip Codes: 33810, 33880, ... 38 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Polk


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Polk County is 5.70 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have Increased by 1.30 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 6.90% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Polk County's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Polk County's population is 650,092 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 60.37 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Polk County is $141,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.80%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Polk County public schools spend $9,704 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Polk County. Learn more...

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