Explore Lakeland

With its convenient location and local charm, Lakeland, Florida is a perfect place to call home.

Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro has been rated #2 for the fastest-growing areas in the country.

A year-round average temperature of 74º for enjoying local parks and nearby beaches.

With a city population over 115,000, Lakeland offers plenty to do and see.

In the heart of central Florida, Lakeland is only an hour from nearby Tampa and Orlando.

Want to Live in Swan City?

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 has much to offer on its own as well! With many beautiful nature trails to enjoy like Bonnet Springs Park, Lake Hollingsworth, and 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! Did you hear that Lakeland was rated the number one place to buy a home in the U.S. in 2019 by Realtor.com? Check out the article here!

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 and social media platforms — @laltoday, @lkldnow, and @lakelandgov! From theatre performances, downtown food truck rallies, 5K races, and even Pig Fest (our 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.


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Stay Connected

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