Lakeland, Florida 

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Population

104,165

+7.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$39,238

Median Home Price

$162,500

Best Places to Live in Lakeland, 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 Lakeland, 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 Lakeland
 $250,000 
6208 Christina Pkwy
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1735 SqFt
 $225,000 
4148 Buttonbush Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2018 SqFt
 $460,000 
2240 W Socrum Loop Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 2695 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: Lakeland
Zip Codes: 33810 33801 33809 33803 33805 33815
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

Highlights

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

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lakeland's cost of living is 8.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lakeland's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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

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

POPULATION
Lakeland's population is 104,165 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.8%. Learn More...

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lakeland is $162,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
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 9.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Lakeland Real Estate

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Reviews for Lakeland   26 Reviews
Not A Bad Place To Live - 1/27/2019
I'm from Florida and have lived here on and off for seven years. As far as Polk County goes, I think that Lakeland is definitely the nicest place to live in the county.... Read More

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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

It is what you make of it - 9/22/2017
I moved to the area 36 plus years ago. I attended public school and my sisters attended private school. I worked for a local company for 24 years, I'm married and I own... Read More


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33810 33801 33809 33803 33805 33815

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NEW LISTINGS IN LAKELAND
$250,000
6208 Christina Pkwy
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$225,000
4148 Buttonbush Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$460,000
2240 W Socrum Loop Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$175,000
310 E Belmar St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$299,900
4064 Prima Lago Cir
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$179,900
3882 Whistlewood Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$127,900
1236 W Waterview Blvd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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