Conveniently located along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is home to Florida Southern College, which hosts the largest on-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. History buffs and art lovers will enjoy the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, and flight enthusiasts can't miss the annual SUN 'n FUN Fly-in. In the heart of Lakeland's downtown, Lake Mirror Park offers a historic promenade, amphitheater and pedestrian walkways. Hollis Garden, found around the walkway, is a breathtaking formal garden that showcases more than 10,000 flowers and Florida indigenous plants. History comes alive in Lakeland's legendary downtown Historic and Antiques district. Come visit the antiques dealers, specialty shops, art galleries, museums, restaurants and pubs, right in the heart of downtown Lakeland.
Lakeland is a vibrant community conveniently located along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando. With a population just over 100,000, the city limits cover 74.4 square miles. Lakeland has many lakes that are community focal points, providing scenic areas for recreation. In fact, much of Lakeland’s culture and iconic neighborhoods are built around the 38 named lakes found in the community.
Downtown Lakeland is a vital and enjoyable place for residents and visitors. It has been dubbed “Lakeland’s living room” and truly embodies the community spirit of Lakeland. There are quaint shops, casual restaurants, pubs, craft breweries and fine-dining experiences to be found in and around the historic brick buildings that surround the historic Munn Park town square.