Find Apartments for Rent in Lakeland, FL
Lakeland has expanded over the years and continues to grow with businesses and residences. Its convenient location to Interstate 4 allows residents easy access to nearby cities for work and pleasure. The city is comprised of historic districts and vintage neighborhoods as well as new residential communities. Several apartment communities reside in the Lake Hollingsworth neighborhood known for its beautiful atmosphere and expansive lake. Lake Morton is another prime location known for its swans and ducks that call the lake home. Patten Heights is another neighborhood located on Lake Hollingsworth Drive ideal for couples and families.
Transportation in Lakeland, FL
Making your way around Lakeland is easy using the Citrus Connection public transit system. Buses service Lakeland as well as cities around the area including Winter Haven, Haines City, Auburndale and Bartow. Lakeland is also served by Greyhound Bus, Amtrak, and Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
Cultural Attractions in Lakeland, FL
Take a stroll around Lake Mirror open everyday from dawn to dusk and enjoy theatre productions and adult programs at the Lake Mirror Complex. For an outing to enjoy nature, Circle B Bar Reserve encompasses 1,267 acres of natural landscape, marshes, wildlife and bird habitats. Visitors enjoy bicycling, hiking trails, fishing on Lake Hancock, picnicking, and exhibits at the Nature Discovery Center. For a day of family fun, Lakeland residents are only 45 minutes from the SeaWorld Orlando theme park. Lakeland is about 30 minutes from Tampa via Interstate 4 where families can visit Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, The Florida Aquarium and for adults, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Step back in time at the historic Polk Theatre, built in 1928, and enjoy an array of films and live performances. In 1956, Elvis Presley performed at the theatre and signed his name on the dressing room wall. The Polk Museum of Art features a variety of ongoing exhibitions covering paintings and drawings, photography, sculpture and light. The museum's collections focus on Modern, Contemporary, Pre-Columbian, European, Decorative, Folk, and Asian Art with an extensive inventory of ancient to modern pieces on display. The Sharp Tourism & Education Center at Florida Southern College was designated as a National Historic Landmark as it contains the largest collection in the world of architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Sports in Lakeland, FL
The Joker Marchant Stadium is the spring home of the Detroit Tigers who are beginning their 49th consecutive season of play at the stadium. Joker Marchant is also the seasonal home base for the Flying Tigers baseball team. Historic Henley Field, built in the 1920s, is home to the Florida Southern College Moccasins. The field was formerly used for spring training and the Florida State League prior to Joker Marchant Stadium being built.
Shopping in Lakeland, FL
Lakeside Village located in Lakeland's Grasslands area, is a beautifully detailed shopping mall set amid courtyards and fountains. The shopping venue features a wide variety of stores, specialty shops, and accessory shops such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Belk, Gamestop and Victoria's Secret. The center also features dining, business services, and the Cobb Theatre - Lakeside 18 Theatre and IMAX.
From A to Z, Lakeland Square Mall has something for everyone with retail stores, accessory shops, restaurants, department stores and the Cinemark Theatres 12 for the latest from Hollywood.
Nightlife in Lakeland, FL
For a little nightlife excitement, Lakeland has plenty of stops to start off an evening beginning with the Red Door Wine Market serving an impressive dinner menu along with select cocktails and live music. Patio850 is another local favorite for satisfying the palate, whetting the whistle, and tapping toes to live music under the outdoor canopy. At Boots and Buckles Saloon, it's all about country music and dancing. Live concerts once a month, DJs the rest of the time, daily drink specials and ladies night make this one of Lakeland's premier hot spots. Listen to jazz and contemporary music while enjoying a select menu and specialty cocktails at The Socialite located in downtown Lakeland. Drink specials, DJs spinning tunes, and karaoke night keep this local spot a on the favorite's list.
Dining in Lakeland, FL
Lakeland offers a plethora of dining delights to please any palate. Choose from local establishments like Fish City Grille serving fresh shrimp, oysters, crabs and catfish and Peeples Bar-B-Que serving the Lakeland and surrounding areas since 1947/ Just 15 minutes from Lakeland, you'll enjoy the best in pork, beef and chicken platters, sandwiches, and mouthwatering ribs. A variety of upscale restaurants produce delectable regional cuisine such as Chef T's Garden Grille featuring authentic Italian and French selections. Grand, elegant, charming, and radiating style, The Terrace Grille, located at the restored historic Terrace Hotel, is the place for fine dining.
Weather in Lakeland, FL
Like most west coast Florida cities, Lakeland experiences seasonal weather but not at extreme levels experienced in northern climates. With the Gulf of Mexico bordering the west coast, hurricanes and tornadoes are a possibility during the hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30. Spring and fall are generally mild with temperatures in the mid 70's to low 80's. Winter can experience temperatures below freezing and Florida has been known to experience smatterings of light snow. Summertime brings the highest temperatures, rainfall and dense humidity.View Apartments in Lakeland, Florida
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