Lakeland, FL, located between Orlando and Florida, offers its apartment-renting residents an enriching lifestyle with an abundance of parks and recreational events, historic sites, fishing and boating opportunities, and public art and sculpture. With convenient access to the major tourist attractions in Orlando and Tampa in addition all of the charms and amenities of smaller city life, residents living in Lakeland apartments for rent will feel like they have the best of both worlds.
Originally established in the 1870's, Lakeland wasn't officially incorporated until 1885. Today, the city's population surpasses 100,000, and residents living here will appreciate all of the activities that this community has to offer.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy all of the walking jogging and nature trails, including Dobbins Park, Lake Hollingsworth, and Peterson Park, which makes it easy for the whole family to get moving and live an active, healthy lifestyle.
Sports fans will want to check out Henley Field, a baseball stadium listed on the national register of historic places, as well as Tiger Town, the site of the Detroit Tiger's spring training. For those who love water activities, Lakeland offers over six lakes ideal for fishing and eight sites that are perfect for boating.
Art aficionados will appreciate all of the rotating sculptures on display throughout the city, which bring experimental and traditional art to the parks, infusing them with personality and culture. The city also values beautification and environmental awareness, and workshops in landscaping and gardening.
In terms of public transportation, Lakeland is served by the Citrus Connection Local bus service as well as the Lakeland Greyhound Terminal and a local Amtrak station.
If you would like to further your education while residing in Lakeland apartments for rent, there are several options to consider. Universities in the city include Florida Metropolitan University, Lakeland and Southeastern University, as well as Lakeland Regional Medical Center. If you have finished school and are looking for career advice, check out the Traviss Career Center, also located here.
In Lakeland, the local economy is driven by the retail, courier, insurance and healthcare industries, with some of the primary employers including Publix Supermarkets, FedEx Freight and FedEx Services, GEICO, and Lakeland Regional Medical Center.