Welcome to Lakeland

One of the fastest growing cities in Florida, Lakeland creates a beautiful blend of small-town atmosphere and big-city convenience and amenities.

Centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland boasts a skilled work force, educational opportunities, convention facilities, quality healthcare, public transportation, and ample leisure activities and cultural events.

Lakeland's cultural venues include The Lakeland Center, which offers a diverse lineup of programming all year long; the historic Polk Theatre; the Polk Museum of Art; and Sun'n Fun, which attracts thousands of visitors to its annual Fly-In. Another favorite spot for residents is Lakeland’s Lakeside Village, a thriving development with numerous shops, restaurants, hotels, and other attractions.

Lakeland’s quality of life is supported by the variety of arts and cultural opportunities the surrounding area offers for students, residents, and visitors. The major attractions of Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Sea World and Legoland are all less than an hour away. The Gulf of Mexico beaches are less than 60 minutes to the west of Lakeland, while the Atlantic Ocean beaches are 90 minutes to the east.

Lakeland and the surrounding area is also a sports hub. Numerous pro-baseball teams hold spring training in Florida, including the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland.

To learn more about Lakeland, visit:

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Polk State Fall Showcase Winter Haven, Fla.
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Eastern Florida State College
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Lakeland, Fla.
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Avon Park, Fla.
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Winter Haven, Fla.
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Polk State College
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Gainesville, Fla.
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