Location and Weather
Winter Haven is in central Florida surrounded by many lakes which makes it a great area for freshwater recreational sports. It is about 15 miles of Lakeland and has a flat landscape like most of Florida.
As its name suggests, Winter Haven has a warm season from May through September with temperatures in the high 80’s. The cool season last about 2 ½ months from December through February with the daily temperatures below 75 degrees and the lows around 50 degrees.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The population of Winter Haven is growing at an annual rate of 3.59% with a 2017 population of 41,280. The job market is also increasing at 2.9% over last year. Ten-year job growth is predicted to be 44.5%. With a low cost of living, Winter Haven is well positioned for that growth. The major employers are retail, healthcare and social assistance and tourism.
With a beautiful lake lifestyle, moderate cost of living, growing job market and warm weather, Winter Haven will continue to attract those that want a small-town lifestyle in a beautiful location.
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