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Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, is located between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. The dominant feature in Lakeland is the city’s many lakes, hence the naming of the region as Lakeland. Lakeland’s small town feel attracts many family’s and retirees to this community. With golf and country clubs galore there is plenty of action to be had in this city.  According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the city had a population of 97,422. Popular neighborhoods in Lakeland include Lake Hollingsworth and Lake Morton Historic District, with average listing prices of $433,842 and $194,566. With coffee shops, antique shopping, eateries, bakeries, public parks with lush landscaping and playgrounds it is easy to fall in love with this Florida City!

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Here is an a quick snapshot into the Lakeland, FL Market and Dynamics:

In 2010 the census of Lakeland, Florida, Hillsborough County:

Total population: 103,483
Density: 2,658.5/sq mile
Population Percent change from 2000-2012: +32.8%
Zip Codes: 33508, 33509, 33510, 33511
Area Code: 813
Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,867 (it was $51,639 in 2000)

Nearby Areas:

Apollo Beach

Popular Newer Construction Communities:

Alafia Preserve
Kings Gate
Magnolia Park
Misty Glen
Whispering Oaks

Things to Do:

Lakeland Shopping Mall
Hollis Gardens
Lakeland Memorial Library
Florida Academy for the Performing Arts based at Music Showcase
Regency 20 Movie Theater
Over 150 restaurants to chose from
Eureka Park and Lithia Springs Public Park with canoe launch
McCormick’s Waterski Wakeboard and Cable Park
Several Golf Clubs from upscale to relaxed
Clearwater Beaches, St Petersburg Beaches, and Bay and Gulf access 30 mins to an hour drive
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is a quick drive down I4

Colleges/Universities in Lakeland:

  • Southeastern University (Full-time enrollment: 2,516; Location: 1000 Longfellow Blvd; Private, not-for-profit; Website:; Offers Master’s degree)
  • Florida Southern College (FT enrollment: 1,856; Location: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website:; Offers Master’s degree)
  • Everest University-Lakeland (FT enrollment: 730; Location: 995 E Memorial Blvd Suite110; Private, for-profit; Website:; Offers Master’s degree)
  • University of South Florida-Polytechnic (FT enrollment: 515; Location: 3433 Winter Lake Rd; Public; Offers Master’s degree)
  • Traviss Career Center (FT enrollment: 345; Location: 3225 Winter Lake Rd; Public; Website:

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lakeland:

  • Polk State College (about 16 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,262)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 25 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • Saint Leo University (about 28 miles; Saint Leo, FL; FT enrollment: 8,783)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 28 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 27,329)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 32 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)
  • The University of Tampa (about 32 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 5,429)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 43 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 3,028)

Biggest public high schools in Lakeland:

Private high schools in Lakeland:

  • LAKELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,037; Location: 1111 FOREST PARK ST; Grades: KG – 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 495; Location: 1401 GRIFFIN RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • SANTA FE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 3110 HWY 92 E; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • SONRISE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 3151 HARDIN COMBEE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • GENEVA CLASSICAL ACADEMY (Students: 151; Location: 4410 E CR 540 A; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 3834 DALE ST; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lakeland:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Lakeland:

  • RESURRECTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 547; Location: 3720 OLD HWY 37; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 4450 HARDEN BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 274; Location: 6505 ODOM RD; Grades: PK – 7)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 223 S MISSOURI AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 820 MARCUM RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • PATHWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 1942 W MEMORIAL BLVD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • NEW JERUSALEM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 90; Location: 1129 N MISSOURI AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CROSSROADS SCHOOL LAKELAND (Students: 75; Location: 1540 NEW JERSEY RD; Grades: 1 – 11)
  • GREATER FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 70; Location: 2035 W PARKER ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • FLORIDA AUTISM CTR CROSSROADS LAKELAND (Students: 58; Location: 1540 NEW JERSEY RD; Grades: KG – 11)

See full list of schools located in Lakeland, School District: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

When buying or selling a home it is vital to work with the smarter Lakeland Real Estate agency. Give us a call today at 813-503-5318 and let us to show you why we are your Lakeland Realtor!