Lakeland and greater Polk County is centered between two metropolitan cities: Orlando and Tampa. With access to both theme parks and coastal beaches, Polk County also has much to offer on its own as well! With many beautiful nature trails to enjoy like Circle B Bar Reserve, historic landmarks like Bok Tower Gardens, and aeronautical hobbies like Fantasy of Flight, Polk County has everything you are looking for. Home to Publix Super Markets, Geico, Amazon, and Lakeland Regional Health, Polk County is a great place to live, work and call home!
Want to live in the Swan City?
Lakeland is nicknamed the Swan City for the many swans that inhabit Lake Morton, a small lake near Lakeland’s downtown. Swans can be found on street signs, as monuments seen around town, and on nearly every historic district home as part of the address number. Although the swans are very charming as you walk or drive around Lake Morton, the story of how they got to Lakeland is even more intriguing!
Stay up to date with what is happening in Lakeland through our city’s website! From theatre performances, downtown food truck rallies, 5K races, and even Pig Fest (annual BBQ event), you don’t want to miss what the Lakeland community has to offer. Click here to view the city's event calendar.