Lakeland Florida is located within 100 miles of 8.6 million people. No other city in the Southeast USA can make this claim. We have the charm of a small town with the convenience and amenities of much larger cities.
Lakeland is centrally positioned between Tampa and Orlando. Our location offers residents and visitors a wide variety of sports, entertainment, cultural and educational opportunities. We have the distinction of being on Money Magazine’s “Best Place to Live in America” list. Lakeland is also ranked #4 nationally by CNN for “The Best Places to Invest” and in the top 50 “Best Cities for Relocating Families” in 2008 by bestplaces.net.
The City of Lakeland offers an exceptional quality of life. A firm commitment to downtown development, redevelopment, historic preservation, cultural amenities, and an exceptional business-friendly environment has helped Lakeland to thrive for over 120 years.