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Lake Wales, FL

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First-time visitors to Lake Wales often view the city as something out of a fairytale. The charming country inns, tower-shaped buildings, and lush green grass certainly give it that appearance. Beneath the scenic splendor, however, lies a vibrant and thriving city. Rich in commerce, landmarks, and culture, Lake Wales has much more to offer besides its proximity to Disney. Close enough to metros to be convenient but far away enough to offer a laid-back lifestyle, Lake Wales has it all.

Apartments In Lake Wales FL


$1450 Three bedroom in Kissimmee-Grand Rapid Driv
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


Villas At Lake Smart
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 2


Charming historic home
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


200 Avenue K SE
Beds: 2
Baths: 2


Carlton Arms of Winter Haven
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2.5


3/2 with Spacious Fenced Back Yard
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Lake Wales, FL is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.65%
  • 4.17%
  • 2.96%
  • Female
  • 5.16%
  • 4.64%
  • 4.96%
is average rent in Lake Wales, FL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.86%
  • 6.49%
  • 1.45%
of units are available for rent in Lake Wales
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 306
  • 69
  • 412
Getting Around in Lake Wales, FL

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Lake Wales is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.12%
  • 14.17%
  • 1.5%

Culture Collections

The history of the city comes alive through the Lake Wales Depot Museum & Cultural Center. The exhibits about the early days of Lake Wales give you glimpses into how life was 100 years ago in the town. If you want to see some art with local flavor, visit Beans-N-Brushes, and have some fresh coffee before you peruse the gallery. Art meets history and commerce at Downtown Main Street in Lake Wales. The buildings appear in their original Art Deco style from the 1920s, and make a major contribution to the city’s charm with restaurants and antiques.

Gear up for Great Fun

One of the biggest outdoor attractions in Lake Wales is the thrill of Spook Hill. If you put a car in neutral at the bottom, the attraction pulls it uphill. Although it is a natural phenomenon, which is a magnetic field, it still gives visitors a jolt the first time. After you experience the rush of Spook Hill, head to one of the favorite of locals and visitors alike: Bok Tower Gardens. This beautiful garden and reserve has picturesque winding paths to walk along among the flowers and trees. Those who prefer high-energy thrills can take a spectacular skydive and get their adrenaline pumping.

Sweet, Spicy, and Sav

With so many exceptional restaurants available in Lake Wales, your biggest problem will be deciding where to eat. At lunch, satisfy your seafood cravings with a mahi-mahi sandwich at Crazy Fish Bar & Grille. For the best Italian, look no further than the cuisine at L'incontro, a local favorite for risotto and ravioli. The South is rightfully synonymous with barbecue, and Fat Boy’s B-B-Q is about the best you can get in the city. Your plate comes piled high with tender meat and heaping helpings of sides. A stop at Yofresh Frozen Yogurt Cafe will deliver some sweet, make-your-own sundae-style dessert.