Florida is known as the Sunshine State and Winter Haven certainly portrays this with its warm, sunny climate. Located in Central Florida, Winter Haven is also known as the “Chain of Lakes City”. It is nestled among 31 fresh water lakes, 14 of which are connected by a series of canals, making it one of the best playgrounds for fishermen and water-sports enthusiasts. You can look forward to living the lakeside lifestyle in this beautiful city. Ski, wakeboard, jetski, paddleboard, kayak, fish or simply enjoy the beautiful sunsets from a dock. If you prefer solid ground, there are plenty of nature trails, cycling paths, parks, and golf courses for your enjoyment. Whether you prefer lake frontage, golf course frontage, acreage, or condos, there are plenty of beautiful properties to choose from.
In the heart of downtown, Central Park offers a wonderful setting with a picture perfect fountain, paved walkways, and plenty of green space for its numerous family events, art festivals, car shows, farmer’s markets, musical performances and much more. Downtown also offers picturesque landscaping, walkways and storefronts featuring unique shops and restaurants.
The focus on education, medical facilities, and economic development is very strong. Winter Haven is home to Polk State College which serves students throughout Polk County and offers associate degrees as well as bachelor degrees. Its main campus and district offices are in Winter Haven. Other locations include Lakeland, Bartow and Lake Wales.
Florida Polytechnic University opened in 2014 and is Florida’s newest state university and the only Polytechnic institution in Florida’s university system. It focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM and offers hands on training, applied and practical research, and internships with industry partners. This state of the art university is located just a few miles from Winter Haven, along the I-4 corridor.
The recent addition of CSX Intermodal Logistics Center, built on the southeast side of the city, makes Winter Haven one of the main hubs for product transportation by rail. Sherwin Williams and Walmart both make Winter Haven home to their distribution centers. Publix Supermarkets began in Winter Haven. It’s now based in Lakeland and serves as one of this area’s largest employers.
Winter Haven became home to LEGOLAND Florida, a Merlin Entertainment theme park, in 2011. It is the largest of the LEGOLAND brand and only the second park in the United States. This newest attraction occupies a 145 acre property on Lake Eloise that for decades was home to Cypress Gardens. The Cypress Gardens Botanical Gardens are still beautifully maintained by LEGOLAND. Catering mainly to children ages 2 through 12 and their parents, the park features rides, shows, shops and amusements based on designs made from Lego bricks. LEGOLAND also includes a full-feature water park and it recently became a full resort when they opened the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel.
Other nearby attractions includes Bok Tower, located in Lake Wales, and Fantasy of Flight Air Museum in Polk City. Also don’t miss out on the annual Sun ‘n Fun Air Show in Lakeland.
Enjoy easy access to other first class tourist attractions as well. Just an hour away you’ll find popular attractions such as Disney World, Sea World, Universal and Busch Gardens. Travel just a little farther and you’ll be on the shores of the Atlantic and Gulf beaches. All this makes Winter Haven the perfect “home base” for a vacation getaway. We think you’ll agree that it’s the perfect spot to live, work, play, and raise your family.
Although based in Winter Haven, Action Realty also serves the entire Central Florida area which includes Lakeland, Auburndale, Lake Alfred, Haines City, Eagle Lake, Davenport and more. Whether you want to settle in Winter Haven or its surrounding cities, there are plenty of homes to choose from, and we’re sure we can help you find the home of your dreams.
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