Lakeland is located in the heart of Central Florida. Our community has the small town charm with all the big city amenities within reach.
We have the largest concentration of family entertainment and recreation activities. From Lakeland, you are within 45 minutes of Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Universal Studios, Cypress Gardens and a world of other famous attractions. Beautiful white sandy beaches are only an hour away.
There are 47 public parks and 13 lakes, good for fishing and skiing, within city limits. Don't forget your golf clubs because there are over 15 championship golf courses in the area. We also host some of the best schools in Florida. We have over 68 elementary schools, 21 middle schools, 17 high schools, and 10 universities and colleges. There are also several private and religious schools in the area. To learn more about the district programs, visit www.pcsb.k12.fl.us.
Lakeland has a distinguished past and a bright future. It is among the greatest places to work and live!
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
City of Lakeland Website
The Lakeland Ledger (local newspaper)
Sun n' Fun (local avionics museum and annual event)
Polk Museum of Art
District School Information
Wikipedia on Lakeland