Best Places to Live in Polk City, 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: Polk City
Zip Codes: 33868
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Polk City is 5.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk City jobs have increased by 1.30%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Polk City's cost of living is 18.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Polk City's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Polk City's population is 1,907 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.52%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Polk City is $75,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -10.95%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Polk City 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 Polk City. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Polk City

It's a good time to buy in Polk City. Home Appreciation is up 3.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Polk City Real Estate.

The median home price in Polk City is $75,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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What $180,000 will get for a home. - 1/3/2007
A three bedroom 2 bath 1200 square foot home with a two car garage will cost $179,000. In my opinion, houses in this price range need a lot of work. I found one that was... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN POLK CITY, FLORIDA
33868