Lake Wales, Florida 

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Best Places to Live in Lake Wales, Florida

Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area
Pros
-Leisure activities
-Cost of living
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Growth & sprawl
-Low educational attainment
-Summer heat and humidity

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area
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 5.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Wales jobs have increased by 1.30%. Learn More...
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. Learn More... or Compare Lake Wales's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Lake Wales's population is 15,541 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 60.71%. 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 $112,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -22.53%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Lake Wales

It's not a good time to buy in Lake Wales. Home Appreciation is down -3.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Lake Wales Real Estate.

The median home price in Lake Wales is $112,200. 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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MORTGAGE RATES IN LAKE WALES
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ZIP CODES IN LAKE WALES, FLORIDA
33898 33853 33859