Lakeland Real Estate Market Overview
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Location and Weather
Located along I-4, between Tampa and Orlando lies the historic city of Lakeland. Lakeland was built around 38 named lakes, providing its residents with scenic views from almost every part of the city. This is a laid-back community that sports an abundance of shops, family owned restaurants, pubs, fine-dining options and breweries that fill the historic brick buildings built here.
The weather is consistently warm, reaching temperatures in the 90s during the month of August.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Lakeland has a population of 117,281, with a growth rate of 1.58% annually. The job market has increased by 2.9% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 42.5%. This city is home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and has a lively Historic and Antiques district. Throughout this location residents and tourists will find antique dealers, specialty stores, art galleries, and museums. Lakeland is also home to Florida Southern College, which attracts the likes of young professionals and families.
Manufacturing, distribution, health care and tourism lead the economy in this city. Lakeland is an affordable place to live and visit. The cost of living here is much lower than the majority of the cities in Florida.