Lakeland Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Florida
The community of Lakeland is situated in Polk County about 35 miles from Tampa. Named for its many lakes, Lakeland holds an impressive land area of 45.8 square miles with over 80,000 residents and has been used as movie settings in films such as Edward Scissorhands and The Waterboy. Real estate options consist of single-family detached homes, condominiums and townhouses as well as land lots for custom building. Freeways adjacent to the community include the I-4 which provides commuter access to and from Lakeland. Tampa International Airport is also about 40 miles away providing convenient access to air travel for those who depend on it.
Residents with children from grades K-12 will find proper educational accommodations through the Polk County School District. Those in pursuit of a degree in higher education will find nine college and university campuses within the city limits with plenty more just outside the borders. These include Florida Metropolitan University-Lakeland, the University of South Florida, and Florida Southern College. Sports teams such as the Thunderbolts (NIFL) and the Tigers (minor league baseball) make their home here as well as the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. Other activities of interest include several historic sites and museums such as the Mobile Museum of Polk County, Polk Museum of Art as well as recreation sites like Lake Mirror Promenade.
Lakeland City Guide