Polk County, Florida 

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Best Places to Live in Polk County, 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


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
City: Lakeland, Winter Haven, 38 total
Zip Codes: 33810, 33880, 33844, 33801, 33813, 34759, 33881, 33884, 33823, 33809, 38 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Polk County is 5.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have increased by 1.30%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 6.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Polk County's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Polk County's population is 650,092 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 60.37%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Polk County is $141,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.80%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Polk County public schools spend $9,704 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Polk County. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Polk

It's a good time to buy in Polk. Home Appreciation is up 8.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Polk Real Estate.

The median home price in Polk is $141,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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ZIP CODES IN POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
33810, 33880, 33844, 33801, 33813, 34759, 33881, 33884, 33823, 33809, 38 total