Winter Haven real estate market overview
- Average Monthly Rent: $1,456
- Home Price/Value Percentage Change: 6.10%
- Median Home Value: $284,228
- Best Time To Sell a Home: December
- Affordability Index: Moderate
- Days To Sell a House: 84
- Job Market: Fair
- Public School Ranking: 18
Location and weather
Located in central Florida between Tampa and Orlando, sits the pleasant city of Winter Haven. Several lakes surround this city's lush landscape, including Lake Alfred, Eagle Lake, Lake Hamilton, Lake Rochelle, Lake Lulu, and Lake Eloise to name a few. Aside from the many water-front parks and scenic trails located here, there are also a variety of hotels, motels, museums and bed and breakfasts that help maintain this city's small town-esque.
The weather in Winter Haven consists of long summers, and cloudy winters. The warmest month is August, reaching temperatures as high as 92 degrees.
Population, job market and cost of living
Winter Haven's population is 53,821, with a growth rate of 2.93% annually.
The job market has decreased by -2.21% over the last year. In ten years, the growth rate is predicted to be 44.51%. Winter Haven has a strong medical industry that's driven by the Winter Haven Hospital, the Bostick Heart Center, Cassidy Cancer Center, Winter Haven's Women's Hospital, and a nationally recognized Stroke Center. This city's unique assets and central location help strengthen the health care, technology and innovation, transportation, business development and tourism industries here as well.
Winter Haven is a less expensive city to live in, ranking more affordable than the Florida and the US average cost of living.
Winter Haven real estate market details
- Florence Villa
- Lake Ashton
- Downtown Winter Haven
- Kenilworth Park
There has been a 6.1% increase in Winter Haven's median home value over the last year. As of 2023, the median home value is $284,228.
Homeowners interested in earning the most value for their home should sell during December. Homeowners more interested in a fast sale should sell during September.
The affordability index in Winter Haven is 89. This number indicates high affordability in this city.
The top ranked public schools are Hartridge Academy, Frank E. Brigham Academy, Chain of Lakes Elementary School, Jewett Middle Academy Magnet, Jewett School of the Arts, Garden Grover Elementary School. This information is based on the school's combined math and reading proficiency data in testing.