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Lakeland is a city located in the northwestern corner of Polk County. It's about 35 miles east of Tampa and 55 miles south of Orlando, with its nearest neighboring cities being Bartow and Plant City. Lakeland boasts significant natural beauty and its excellent location - fairly close to two of Florida's biggest metropolises - put it right at the center of so many opportunities. Families on the lookout for homes for rent in Central or South Florida should be sure to consider Lakeland.

The many lakes in and around Lakeland give the city its name and contribute to its reputation as a subtropical wonderland. It's a thriving place that nonetheless retains a strong sense of community among residents, through neighborhood associations, local festivals and many other initiatives. The local economy is fairly strong and Lakeland's proximity to Tampa and Orlando mean that jobs are not hard to find - making it perfect for families who need a steady foundation.

Facts for Renters

  • Lakeland was incorporated in 1885, and began thriving early on as a citrus producer. Citrus, phosphate mining and the corporate headquarters of Publix supermarkets are the biggest sources of local employment.
  • Multiple Lakeland buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Polk Theatre, Terrace Hotel and New Florida Hotel.
  • More than two dozen public schools are located in Lakeland, overseen by the Polk County School Board.
  • Since 1934, the Detroit Tigers major league baseball team has based spring training in Lakeland. They play in Joker Marchant Stadium.

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