Lake Wales, Florida 

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Population

15,401

+10.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$35,785

Median Home Price

$142,500

Best Places to Live in Lake Wales, Florida

Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area. November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Lake Wales, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Leisure activities
-Cost of living
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Growth & sprawl
-Low educational attainment
-Summer heat and humidity

Local Listings in Lake Wales
 $124,900 
532 S 8th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1800 SqFt
 $345,000 
7925 Lake Mabel Loop Rd
Bed 9 | Bath 6 | 7071 SqFt
 $199,000 
770 Hunt Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1621 SqFt

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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QUICK FACTS

City: Lake Wales
Zip Codes: 33898 33853 33859
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lake Wales is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Wales jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Wales's cost of living is 10.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake Wales's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Lake Wales, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Polk county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lake Wales's population is 15,401 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Wales is $142,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.9%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Lake Wales

It's a good time to buy in Lake Wales. Home Appreciation is up 11.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Lake Wales Real Estate

The median home price in Lake Wales is $142,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Lake Wales   2 Reviews
Lake Wales, FL - 12/31/2007
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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Sunny Year Round - 8/18/2007
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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ZIP CODES IN LAKE WALES, FLORIDA
33898 33853 33859

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NEW LISTINGS IN LAKE WALES
$124,900
532 S 8th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$345,000
7925 Lake Mabel Loop Rd
Bed 9 | Bath 6

$199,000
770 Hunt Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$159,000
430 E Tillman Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$167,500
1026 S Scenic Hwy
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$219,000
2547 Nursery Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$149,900
329 Lake Suzanne Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 2

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