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Lake Wales, Florida, 33859
2 Bedrooms$745 - $775
3+ Bedrooms$925 - $1,195
Davenport, Florida, 33896
1 BedroomUp to $979
2 BedroomsUp to $1,149
3+ BedroomsUp to $1,509
Davenport, Florida, 33897
1 Bedroom$830 - $930
2 Bedrooms$980 - $1,100
3+ Bedrooms$1,205 - $1,395
Lakeland, Florida, 33805
1 Bedroom$799 - $995
2 Bedrooms$1,049 - $1,255
3 Bedrooms$1,149 - $1,365
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Lake Wales apartments are freely securable many parts of town; you can find captivating park views or walk up apartments available in a ton of different neighborhoods all over the city. No matter whether you want a cerulean hallway or any other color scheme in your new place, you can easily use MyNewPlace to search for that dog friendly apartment in Lake Wales.
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Lake Wales Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 17.7% 9.6% +8.1% $10,000 to $14,999 9.7% 6.7% +3.0% $15,000 to $19,999 9.2% 7.0% +2.2% $20,000 to $24,999 9.5% 7.5% +2.0% $25,000 to $29,999 8.9% 7.3% +1.6% $30,000 to $34,999 7.4% 7.0% +0.4% $35,000 to $39,999 5.6% 6.3% -0.7% $40,000 to $44,999 6.1% 6.0% +0.1% $45,000 to $49,999 3.6% 5.1% -1.5% $50,000 to $59,999 6.4% 8.9% -2.5% $60,000 to $74,999 4.7% 9.6% -4.9% $75,000 to $99,999 5.6% 8.7% -3.1% $100,000 to $124,999 1.6% 4.3% -2.7% $125,000 to $149,999 1.9% 2.0% -0.1% $150,000 to $199,999 0.8% 1.8% -1.0% $200,000 or more 1.5% 2.3% -0.8%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 10.3% 4.9% +5.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.3% 9.7% +1.6% 15.0% to 19.9% 15.8% 13.4% +2.4% 20.0% to 24.9% 8.2% 12.9% -4.7% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.8% 10.7% +1.1% 30.0% to 34.9% 6.5% 7.9% -1.4% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.3% 5.8% -0.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 9.1% 7.6% +1.5% 50.0% or more 15.4% 19.6% -4.2% Not computed 6.3% 7.5% -1.2%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 13.0% 12.1% +0.9% 25 to 34 years 21.4% 26.6% -5.2% 35 to 44 years 19.4% 23.4% -4.0% 45 to 54 years 15.5% 15.3% +0.2% 55 to 64 years 9.4% 8.4% +1.0% 65 to 74 years 8.5% 6.3% +2.2% 75 to 84 years 9.7% 5.2% +4.5% 85 years and over 3.1% 2.6% +0.5%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 32.3% 34.3% -2.0% 30 to 44 minutes 21.1% 27.5% -6.4% 45 to 59 minutes 16.5% 14.0% +2.5% 60 or more minutes 30.2% 24.1% +6.1%
Source: 2000 Census
Stop Mucking around and Move To Lake Wales
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, you’ll love living in Lake Wales, Florida. There are wildlife preserves, marshlands, a large lake, and all kinds of plants and animals in town. Between the lake, the marshlands, and the ocean, it's a wonder the residents of Lake Wells don't go walking around in wetsuits and water wings.
Lake Wales is known as one of the friendliest towns in Florida and for the most part, life is pretty good here. Unfortunately, the poverty level is rather high. You wouldn't know it from the charming photos available on the city’s website but here are the statistics. Since many people who live in Lake Wells struggle to make ends meet, you can bet that you’ll be able to find a cheap apartment to rent!
If you're not sure where to start in your search for a new apartment, check out our Apartment Guide. This guide has all sorts of tips and tricks that will help you find a great place to live. You can also head over to LocalTalk to learn even more about this town. Don't forget to take advantage of the ""Ask a Question"" feature to get customized answers to all your inquiries from area experts.
The Skinny on Lake Wales Apartments
Apartments in Lake Wales are pretty cheap. Not cheap as in cheaply built; just cheap as in not too pricey. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly pad or something with a nice big kitchen for your Food Network-worthy cooking sessions , you’ll find it in Lake Wales. Just how much can you expect to pay for an apartment here? Take a look at the rent chart and you’ll be able to see the average rates on one, two, and three bedroom apartments. If you’re ready to find your dream apartment right now, get moving on your rental reconnaissance by clicking on the units listed below. Want to learn more about life in Lake Wales? Read on!
Lake Wales Living
Lake Wales sits amongst the ""rolling hills on the highest ground in peninsular Florida."" This may be true, but if you have a picture of mountainous Florida in your head, get it out quickly! The city’s elevation is only 148 feet.
In 1911, Lake Wales hit the ground running after it was founded by the Lake Wales Land Company—a rather apt name if we say so ourselves. This company purchased 5,000 acres and set to work creating a community and a legacy. Like much of the American South, the land was rich in resources. Specifically, Lake Wales was a great place to gather turpentine and timber. The Lake Wales Land Company was able to successfully create an economic powerhouse and, in 1917, the city was officially incorporated.
Today, Lake Wales is a small city with an outgoing, friendly population. If you have kids (or you think you might one day), you may be interested to learn that the local school system is dominated by charter schools. What does this mean? More choice in education! The city has 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 vocational technical school, and 1 high school.
Lake Wales is also the hometown of NASCAR driver, Mario Gosselin, MLB star, Wade Davis, and NBA player Dominique Jones. Who knows what other famous athletes might emerge from this town!
In Search of an Outing
If you can't find something fun to do in this part of Florida, you're just not trying.
If you’re into nature, the Bok Tower Gardens is a bird sanctuary and botanical garden that you can’t miss. The place is notable for its eye catching architecture. Bok Tower, the tallest structure around, reaches up 200 feet from its perch on the top of Iron Mountain, a “mountain” that rises 300 feet above sea level. We’ve heard that if you stand at the top you can see all of Florida. Okay, we didn’t really hear that, but Florida is fairly flat so we imagine that you could see pretty far away if you stood at the top.
Make sure to pay a visit to Lake Wales' commercial historic district as well. This is a charming, old-timey shopping district with 16 buildings that are on the register of historic places. Come for the antiques, stay for the ambiance.
There's more going on in Lake Wales than you might think, but if you’re looking for even more fun and excitement, Tampa is only an hour or so to the west. So what are you waiting for? Start looking for your new apartment today!
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How is the school system in Lake Wales?
Lake Wales has a unique school system. Of its nine schools, six are charter, three are traditional, and and two are private. The charter schools include Dale R Fair Babson Park Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Janie Howard Wilson Elementary, Edward W. Bok Academy Middle, and Lake Wales High School. A relatively new initiative, Lake Wales is seeking the following advantages with its change to charter schools: educational innovation, student choices, school achievement, local governance, discipline, teacher advantages, and funding. McLaughlin Middle School, Roosevelt Academy of Leadership and Applied Technology School, and Spook Hill Elementary School are still traditional public schools, while Lake Wales Lutheran Schools and The Vanguard School are private.
Do most people in Lake Wales rely on public transportation?
No, most people in Lake Wales do not rely on public transportation. In fact, the number of people who take public transportation in Lake Wales, Florida is 1 percent less than the Florida average and 16 percent less than the national average. These numbers suggest that there is some public transit in the area, but it's not the primary mode of transportation. Bus service is provided to Winter Haven and surrounding towns, including Lake Wales, by Winter Haven Area Transit.
Are there museums in Lake Wales or nearby?
Lake Wales is home to one museum: the Lake Wales Museum And Cultural Center. Housed in a historic train depot, this museum serves as a resource center for the collection, conservation, exhibition, and study of materials pertaining to the history of Lake Wales. Outside the city limits, the Polk County Historical Museum is located about 20 minutes west of Lake Wales in Bartow, Florida. Farther west of Bartow lies Mulberry, which is home to the Phosphate Museum, whose collection includes fossilized remains, area memorabilia, and educational exhibits on the phosphate industry. Located 40 minutes northwest of Lake Wales, Lakeland is home to the Polk Museum of Art and the Explorations V Children's Museum.