Lakeland is a vibrant community conveniently located along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando. With a population just over 100,000, the city limits cover 74.4 square miles. Lakeland, FL Real Estate has many lakes that are community focal points, providing scenic areas for recreation. In fact, much of Lakeland’s culture and iconic neighborhoods are built around the 38 named lakes found in the community.
Downtown Lakeland is a vital and enjoyable place for residents and visitors. It has been dubbed “Lakeland’s living room” and truly embodies the community spirit of Lakeland. There are quaint shops, casual restaurants, pubs, craft breweries and fine-dining experiences to be found in and around the historic brick buildings that surround the historic Munn Park town square.
The City embraces its past and that is evident strolling the tree lined, brick streets in the historic neighborhoods found throughout Lakeland. The area is home to Southeastern University, Florida Polytechnic University, Polk State College’s Lakeland campus, and Florida Southern College, which hosts the largest on-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.
Flight enthusiasts can’t miss the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, the second largest event of its kind in the world and is Florida’s largest annual flight/fly-in convention. Classic car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the annual MIDFLORIDA Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours, which draws top car collectors from all over the southeastern United States during this renowned showcase of classic automobiles.
- City of Lakeland & Recreation
- Barnett Family Park
- Hollis Garden
- Kelly Recreation Complex
- Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex
- Dog Parks
- Lake Mirror Complex
- Lake Parker Park
Arts & Culture
- Adult Athletic Leagues
- Martial Arts
- General Fitness
- Skate Park
- Running and Walking Trails
- Youth Basketball
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