Persuasive Essay On Lakeland

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Aptly-named Lakeland, Florida is home to thirty-eight lakes, the largest, Lake Palmer, covers 2,550 acres. When you ask a Lakeland resident where they live, they will likely tell you which lake they live near, not what section of the city where they reside. With the swan-filed lakes and parks surrounding the larger lakes, Lakeland has a unique, charming character.

Population and Getting Around

Home to approximately 100,000 people, Lakeland is between Tampa and Orlando, on Interstate 4. It's also convenient for Lakeland residents to visit Daytona Beach using Interstate 4. Byclists and joggers will enjoy Lakeland's paved multi-use bicycle routes, including the 26-mile Lake-To-Lake Trail, that traverse the city.


School-age Lakeland residents typically attend one of the 40 schools, including several highly regarded magnet schools, operated by the Polk County School Board. Students in kindergarten through eight grade are required to wear school uniforms. Thirteen private schools serving Lakeland also offer families religious education choices. Higher education opportunities are abundant in Lakeland and the nearby communities.


Sports fans will enjoy watching the Lakeland Raiders, an Ultimate Indoor Football League team that plays at the Lakeland Center. Southeastern University also boasts Lakeland's
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According to the Florida Regional MLS service, in August of 2016 the average home was listed for $166,300 and was sold for $161,755. The majority of single family homes and condos were sold within 30 days of being placed on the market. Population growth, the publicity that came from Lakeland's inclusion on Money Magazine’s “Best Place to Live in America” list and the fact that Lakeland is right in the middle of Florida’s High Tech Corridor are some of the reasons that account for the quick home

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