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Lakeland, Florida was founded in 1885 by Abraham Munn, a Kentucky businessman who saw the potential for growth in the area. The city was named for its many lakes and lush landscape, making it an ideal location for agriculture and tourism. Lakeland quickly flourished, becoming a hub for citrus production and shipping. The arrival of the railroad in the early 1900s further fueled the city’s growth, connecting it to major markets across the state. In the mid-20th century, Lakeland expanded its economy to include manufacturing and retail, attracting new residents and businesses to the area. The city also became known for its vibrant arts community, with the establishment of the Polk Museum of Art and annual events like the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In airshow. Today, Lakeland is a bustling city with a diverse economy and a strong sense of community. Its historic downtown district, scenic lakes, and cultural attractions continue to draw visitors and residents alike, making it a beloved destination in central Florida.


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  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Wine Tasting
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
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  • Average Low Temperature: 45°F
  • Average High Temperature: 75°F
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  • Average Precipitation: 1.5 inches
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  • Elevation: 3,000 feet
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  • Average Home Price: $350,000
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  • Average Household Income: $60,000
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  • National Park
  • Historic Downtown District
  • Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Zoo
  • Amusement Park
  • Wineries
  • Waterfront
  • Art Galleries
  • Local Brewery
  • The top 10 restaurants:

    Ovation Bistro & Bar – Lakeland PRIORITY SEATING

    American, Lakeland

    At Ovation Bistro & Bar, you can enjoy mouthwatering ribs and in-house smoked meats in a warm and casual atmosphere. Voted the #1 restaurant in Davenport and the Best Smokehouse in Central Florida, it’s a must-visit for food enthusiasts.

    Summer House on the Lake – Disney Springs, Orlando

    American, Lake Buena Vista

    With an exceptional rating, Summer House on the Lake offers a moderate price range and is known for its American cuisine. It’s a popular choice, having been booked 354 times on the day of the update.

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