Homes for sale in Lakeland Florida are a great choice for those moving to Central Florida. Lakeland Florida is located just about half way between Tampa Florida and Davenport Florida and thanks to Interstate-4 and a couple of other options many who live here in Lakeland can commute easily even if they work in different cities. Lakeland is a city approaching a population of 120,000 people. Plenty of beautiful homes and communities can be found here.
Lakeland has a fairly decent size downtown area. It is located just south of I-4 and yes there are enough high-rise buildings to give it a downtown look and feel. You can still get around in this portion of the city during business hours as traffic there is never really that bad. Most of the homes for sale in Lakeland are located to the south of the downtown portion and the prices are also slightly higher to the south. Northern Lakeland is a place to look if you are looking for a home for sale in a slightly more rural setting. Once you get about a mile north of I-4 you will see what I mean.
Lakeland Florida does have some beautiful lakefront homes. In the southern portion is where you will find most of these waterfront homes for sale and many of them will be in gated communities. Unlike many of the cities to the east and west you can still purchase one at a fairly reasonable price. Combine that with the quality of life you can live in Lakeland and they are a great value. The lakes are not all large but you may be surprised how well some are incorporated into the local area and have trails etc. to take full advantage of them. lake Hollingsworth is a perfect example of what to do with a beautiful lake.
Yes Lakeland Florida has quite a few gated communities. Not all of them have golf courses, not all of them are 55+ communities but rather most are just filled with attractive traditional single family homes that sell for affordable prices. Keep in mind that even during this current housing boom the median price of the homes for sale in Lakeland FL is only around $250,000 as apposed to the median price in Windermere FL being over $700,000. If you are looking for a gated community that $700,000 will buy you an incredible home here in Lakeland. Most likely you will have around 50 neighbors but there are a couple of communities with many more than that and guards at the gate as well.
Homes for sale in 55+ communities in Lakeland are always available. Lakeland has a fairly decent amount of 55+ communities and not all of them are golfing communities. For those looking to retire in Florida and get the most out of our weather and no state income tax lifestyle you don't have to look to The Villages way to the north you can find a great life right here in Lakeland. There are mobile home communities to choose from and there are communities with some very attractive and practical traditional homes. If you like lakes, golf nearby shopping and dining your probably going to like the 55+ communities in Lakeland FL. Most of them are located north of downtown and there are some surprisingly large ones with plenty of homes for sale.
Most of the communities with HOA's in Lakeland FL do not have community pools. However there are plenty of homes for sale with a pool that is private. You can of course ad a pool later (after purchase) but historically that has not been the best option. I have once or twice seen homes which had utility easements which preventer the addition of a pool. Also adding a pool is not going to ad enough value to the home to make up for the investment. A normal inground pool with a spa will run about 50,000 with a screened in enclosure. Most people opt for the screened in pool because they decrease the bugs, keep the pool cleaner and make the sun slightly more tolerable. I took my screen down because it blocked the view. I am very familiar with pools and pool maintenance and would love to assist you with purchasing a home for sale with a pool in Lakeland FL.
There is still plenty of land for sale in and around Lakeland Florida. Lakeland FL is in Polk County Florida and there is a lot of land for sale in Polk County FL as well. If living in a rural setting or building on a lot to suit your specific desires is your goal then vacant land is always a great option. We have a lot of experience in purchasing vacant lots, commercial lots or even very large farms or parcels of land. Contact us for assistance or click on the link to view the most current land for sale in Lakeland FL.
At some point you will be looking for assistance to view homes for sale in Lakeland FL or in the surrounding area. Why not make that choice today? We know this area very well for a reason. We have Realtors living in it. With us you will get experienced professionals with millions of dollars worth of assisted purchases every year. You will very likely get myself or my wife to show you the home you will end up purchasing. Do not take the chance on a Realtor you find on some of the more popular sites. You used to be able to buy online reviews and they are paying to have their picture shown. Here you see my local knowledge on display for your evaluation. You will never find a better option for a Realtor in Lakeland FL. Contact us today and lets just talk about your housing goals and what you are looking for.
Lakeland Florida has everything you would ever want in city. Hospitals, fine restaurants, shopping malls, great roadway system and a relatively calm environment to raise a family or spend out latter years. The ocean and Walt Disney World are just about a hour away which in my opinion is perfect. Above I show the most popular searches for the city and if you click on the blue links more information will show up on another page. Contact us today or ask for assistance with any of the homes for sale in Lakeland FL.