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More Information about the City of Lakeland Florida

Situated between Tampa and Orlando, the city of Lakeland Florida is a thriving community offering plenty of opportunities for employment as well as numerous attractions to boot.

First settled in the 1870's, the city of Lakeland was founded in what appeared to be the ideal inland location with its accessibility to the numerous lakes in the area as well as having railroad access as well. The town grew slowly until the Spanish-American War of 1898 when Lakeland became a housing center for American troops. From that time, the city grew tremendously during the land boom days of the 1920s until the Great Depression which had a profound effect on all of Florida.

However, Lakeland was fortunate to because of its location to host spring training for the Detroit Tigers beginning in 1934 as well as attracting the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright to design the campus of Florida Southern College. However, World War II would help propel the city of Lakeland into the future where today the nearly 100,000 residents enjoy their surroundings in a vibrant, diverse economy.

For those looking at houses for rent in Lakeland, the first consideration should be the burgeoning economy that is still recovering from the housing collapse of 2008. While not fully back on its feet, Lakeland is enjoying a growing economy that today is offering more job opportunities. For those looking at moving to and seeking homes for rent in Lakeland, there are a number of family friendly attractions which are very enticing, especially to young families looking for a fresh start.

The numerous lakes in the area, 38 in total, offer plenty of water sports, fishing and recreation opportunities for most of the year. The sub-tropical climate provides plenty of spring, summer and early fall activities for individuals and families who enjoy recreating outdoors. The next main attraction and one reason many look at houses for rent in Lakeland FLis its location between Tampa and Orlando, which offers beaches, professional sports and a wide diversity of activities and Orlando, home of Disneyworld and plenty of top attractions as well. Residents of Lakeland have both cities nearby, yet enjoy living in a smaller, less hectic environment.

Besides catching the Detroit Tigers during spring training, residents of Lakeland enjoy the world famous Hollis Garden, a vast, beautiful park located near downtown. You can also visit the renowned Safari Wilderness Ranch filled with exotic animals which makes for the perfect afternoon. Those looking at homes for rent in Lakeland for the attractions will find plenty to do year round. While the real estate market is still recovering from the housing crisis of 2008, there are still plenty of homes available for purchase or rent if you are planning on moving to the Lakeland area. From small, simple dwellings to large multi-story homes you will find a plethora of opportunities when moving into Lakeland. One consideration is choosing Lakeland as the overall economy grows so you can take advantage of lower rents while saving for your down payment.

The city of Lakeland offers plenty for families looking for a fresh start in a well established, but burgeoning city poised between two major cities offering plenty of attractions.