Haines City, FL

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Haines City, FL

About Haines City, FL

Haines City, Florida is a charming small town located in Polk County. With numerous parks and lakes, it's the perfect spot for outdoor recreation enthusiasts looking to explore everything from hiking and biking trails to fishing spots. The nearby Legoland Resort provides an array of activities for families with children of all ages. Haines City also boasts a variety of shopping and dining destinations, making it easy to find something for everyone. Whether you're seeking adventure or tranquility, Haines City has it all, making it a great place to live or visit. Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area.

State: Florida
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area
City: Haines City
Zip Codes: 33844
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

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.

The supermarket chain Publix is the largest private employer, and generates employment through a number of its suppliers. There is also a large hospital and health care complex. Not surprisingly from the area’s name, nearby lakes provide an assortment of watersports, and the region has a growing number of golf-course communities. Baseball spring training camps round out the entertainment options.

Florida Southern University brings a small college-town element and features the largest collection of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright in one place. The walkable downtown Lakeland is on the rebound, with renewal projects and some new residential construction along a small lakefront. Cost of living and especially housing have grown but remain reasonable by Florida standards, but downsides include areas of overdevelopment and a surprisingly low educational attainment. As reflected in commute statistics, some do commute to the Tampa Bay area.

Lakeland–Winter Haven has a level landscape with a mix of open agricultural, orchard, and wooded areas of stately cypress trees. The humid subtropical climate creates very warm, humid, summer days with highs in the 90’s, lows in the upper 60’s and 70’s, and frequent afternoon showers and thundershowers. Winters are mild with a few days of below freezing temperatures each year, but lingering cold weather seldom occurs. The inland location prevents major damage from hurricanes.

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Haines City Cost of Living

Leisure activities, cost of living, and attractive setting make Haines City a great place to live.

-12.4% lower than avg
-37.3% lower than avg
$840 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-36.7% lower than avg
Haines City Crime
37 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Haines City
   Leisure activities
Growth & sprawl
   Cost of living
Low educational attainment
   Attractive setting
Summer heat and humidity
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I agree with the previous review, except the part about the dangerous criters.I think it is all about how you handle living in the South.The heat and humidity is a FACT.  More

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I've lived in Haines City for over 15 yrs. I like its low crime rate and beautifull landscape of oak trees and lakes; its fauna is equally gorgeous. But I hate its  More

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