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Lakeland, FL

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Lakeland, Florida gets its name from the more than 40 lakes scattered throughout the city. These lakes have shaped the character of the town and give residents a unique way of describing what part of town they live in–instead of naming the nearest intersection, they simply use the name of the nearest lake. One of these lakes is home to royal swans, which were gifted to the city by the Queen of England.

Lakeland Apartments


Arbor Glen
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

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Sutton Place Apartments
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


$2100 Three bedroom in Lakeland-1033 Pisgah Place
Beds: 3
Baths: 3


Big Oaks Apartment Homes
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 2


$1200 Three bedroom in Lakeland-6223 Egret Drive
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


1528 Kinsman Way
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Lakeland, FL is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.03%
  • 5.49%
  • 5.74%
  • Female
  • 6.26%
  • 5.1%
  • 5.42%
is average rent in Lakeland, FL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.03%
  • 4.66%
  • 8.13%
of units are available for rent in Lakeland
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2385
  • 185
  • 1910
Getting Around in Lakeland, FL

Lakeland is a city that likes to spread out, so most renters find that traveling around in their own personal cars is the easiest means of locomotion. Despite the popularity of cars in Lakeland, there are busses that run through town, as well as the rest of Polk County. Polk Transit provides most of the busses, though there are also WHAT busses that connect riders to the rest of the Winter Haven Area. Since Lakeland is a fairly flat community, traveling by bicycle is also an option for eco-friendly commuters.

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The average commuter time in Lakeland 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
  • 4.55%
  • 8.98%
  • 1.49%

Hollis Garden

<p>The subtropical climate in this part of Florida makes Lakeland a great place for people who like warm, humid weather throughout the year. The climate is also perfect for many species of plants, both native and imported. Hollis Garden is a favorite botanical getaway for horticulturalists and nature enthusiasts of Lakeland. The beauty of the plants in the gardens is perfectly complemented by the beauty of the neoclassical architecture, and visitors can easily while a day away strolling past the flower gardens and the Greek and Roman style arches and fountains.</p>

Joker Marchant Stadium

<p>Lakeland is also a city for sports fans. Though it isn't home to any professional teams of its own, Lakeland does serve as the spring training grounds for the Detroit Tigers and is the home field for two Detroit farm teams, the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Gulf Coast Tigers. All three of these teams play at the Joker Marchant Stadium, which has been a cornerstone of community in Lakeland since 1966. The stadium was recently renovated, nearly doubling its seating capacity and giving even more local renters the opportunity to spend the day out at the ball game.</p>

Polk Theatre

<p>If the arts are your scene, the Polk Theatre has you covered. It was a hard sell, building a vaudeville and silent movie theatre in a rural community of under 15,000 people, but in 1928, local developer John E. Melton made it happen. Though his dream of creating a theater that would be the centerpiece of a thriving downtown area didn't become a reality until much later, the Polk Theatre was still a sight to behold. Over the years, many famous names have graced the Polk stage, including the one and only Elvis Presley, who rolled through in 1956, leaving his name in ink on the dressing room wall. Today, the theater is still the best place around to catch a musical or theatrical performance.</p>