Lakeland, Florida 

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Population

104,401

48% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Median Income

$39,238

Avg. Home Price

$152,100

Best Places to Live in Lakeland, 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

Local Listings in Lakeland, FL
 $178,900 
2613 Sunset Place Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1266 SqFt
 $178,900 
2613 Sunset Place Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1266 SqFt
 $170,000 
820 W Park St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1428 SqFt
 $133,650 
1717 E Elm Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1836 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
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 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakeland jobs have increased by 1.31%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lakeland's cost of living is 8.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Lakeland's Cost of Living

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

POPULATION
Lakeland's population is 104,401 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.93%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lakeland is $152,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.26%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Lakeland

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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Lakeland

It's a good time to buy in Lakeland. Home Appreciation is up 10.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Lakeland Real Estate or Find top agents in Lakeland

The median home price in Lakeland is $152,100. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Lakeland   25 Reviews
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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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

Lakeland is beautiful - 4/9/2016
As a native Lakelander, I have watched my hometown grow over the years to close to 100,000. Our hometown is blessed with many beautiful parks and lakes, and is... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33810 33801 33809 33803 33805 33815

NEW LISTINGS IN LAKELAND FL
$178,900
2613 Sunset Place Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$170,000
820 W Park St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$133,650
1717 E Elm Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$174,900
1226 Spinnaker Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$145,000
4821 Colonnades Cir E
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$165,500
1501 Hartsell Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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