Lakeland, Florida 

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+7.8% since 2020

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2.2 / 9.2

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Best Places to Live in Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland, Florida is a vibrant city filled with activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. The downtown district has something for everyone, from the beautiful Lake Mirror Promenade to the wonderful shops and restaurants found in the Historic District. Thrill-seekers can head to Lakeland Linder International Airport for an adrenaline rush, while nature lovers can explore the trails at Circle B Bar Reserve or take a leisurely stroll through Frank Lloyd Wright's majestic Bok Tower Gardens. History buffs will love visiting the Polk Museum of Art, which houses numerous works spanning centuries of artistic traditions. With its beautiful parks and lakes, intriguing history, and many dining and entertainment options, Lakeland is sure to be an exciting destination. 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: Lakeland
Zip Codes: 33810 33801 33809 33803 33805 33815
Cost of Living: -11.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

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Lakeland, Fl Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Leisure activities
Cost of living
Attractive setting
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.


The unemployment rate in Lakeland is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakeland jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lakeland's cost of living is 11.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lakeland's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained strongly Republican, 56.6% to 42.2%. More Voting Stats

Lakeland's population is 110,401 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lakeland is Real Estate: $282,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 19.8%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Lakeland

It's a good time to buy in Lakeland. Home Appreciation is up 19.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lakeland is $282,500.
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Reviews for Lakeland   27 Reviews
Glad to Leave Lakeland - 10/13/2021
I used to live in Lakeland, It is hot, humid, crowded and getting more crowded, Most of the people are rude and unfriendly. I was born in the area and visit sometimes to... Read More

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love it - 1/31/2021
been there a few times i love it and i a m planning to ove this... Read More

Tiresome - 5/14/2018
Perhas if one is from this area, it is different I don't know. It is so dull and seems comfortable being so. There isn't much of a variety of people here, which I ... Read More

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