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Lakeland, Florida offers a central, up-and-coming place to call home…

Lakeland, Florida offers a central, up-and-coming place to call home…

Looking for an up-and-coming place to call home that is centrally located?  Look no further than Lakeland, Florida.  Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, midway between Tampa and Orlando off of I-4.  Lakeland offer a convenient mid-point between Tampa and Orlando.  Living in Lakeland offers easy access to Tampa Bay Beaches and cultural activities as well as the Central Florida theme park destinations near Orlando like the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios and Sea World.  Lakeland is also home to many new, trendy, up-and-coming restaurants and bars.

 

Lake Mirror
Lake Mirror in Downtown Lakeland

The dominant feature in Lakeland is the city’s many lakes. Thirty-eight lakes are named.  Much of the culture of Lakeland revolves around its many lakes, and many people use the lakes as reference points in much the same way that people in other towns use streets as reference points.  One of the most photogenic of the lakes is Lake Mirror in Downtown Lakeland.  This scenic place to stroll through offers walking trails and an amphitheater.

 

Circle B Reserve
The Circle B Reserve, featuring 1,200 protected acres of wetlands and pastures.

Other natural amenities are also found at the The Circle B Reserve, featuring 1,200 protected acres of wetlands and pastures.  The park features recreational activities like bike trails, picnic pavilions, fishing and of course bird watching.  The tremendous bird population includes a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed at a distance from shore or from a pier. The reserve is also home to the Polk County Nature Discovery Center where school children and the public can learn about the wildlife in the area.  Speaking of wildlife, swans are one of the most visible features on the lakes of Lakeland.  Many of these swans are actually descendants of royal swans donated by Queen Elizabeth II.

 

The area has played a major role in the development and growth of water skiing as a sport.  Many water skiing tricks developed in the area have gain popularity for the sport.  Nearby, Legoland Florida features an entire theme park devoted to Lego building blocks.  This family-centered theme park offers activities, rides, a water park, botanical garden and water ski show made famous at the old Cypress Gardens.

 

Did you know Lakeland is a foodie town?  Lakeland has numerous new and trendy bars and restaurants opening all over the area.  Lakeland Loft, Posto 9 Gastropub, Nineteen Sixty-One Latin Cuisine, Black & Brew Café and Cob & Pen are just some of the trendy spots to try.  Lakeland Square Mall is the major shopping area and features shopping, restaurants, movies and more!  Highlights include Macy’s, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Sears and even Cinemark Theaters.

 

Hampton Hills by Maronda Homes
Open-concept St. Augustine Floor Plan at Hampton Hills

Maronda Homes features it’s Hampton Hills townhome community adjacent to Lakeland Square Mall.  The maintenance-free lifestyle offered at Hampton Hills allows residents to spend more time enjoying life.  The ALL NEW St. Augustine floor plan is designed for all sorts of lifestyle needs.  Its compact design and efficient use of spaces make the home feel like the space a single family home would provide.  Standard amenities include granite counters, upgraded kitchen appliances, window blinds, washing machines and dryers as well as a community pool.

 

Schedule your personal tour today at: http://www.marondahomes.com/fl/lakeland/hampton-hills-townhomes-33810.html or by calling (866) 577-3697.

 

About Jason Moots

Jason is a devoted real estate marketer and online new homes specialist with 16 years of experience in residential real estate. When not helping you build your dream home, Jason enjoys working on his own home improvement projects, spending time with his dogs and the foodie scene.

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