We Love Lakeland!

Centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is a progressively growing city. From its massive, corporate businesses to its smaller, local brands, Lakeland introduces industrialism in a whole new way by inspiring fresh thinking and innovation. With a population of roughly 100,000, Lakeland is a city with a diverse variety of residents. Lakeland was founded in 1884 by Abraham Munn, a Kentucky native. The town was rightfully named “Lakeland” because of its thirty-eight lakes spread throughout the city. Currently, Lakeland is receiving an influx of college students due to its beautiful campuses such as Florida Polytechnic University, Florida Southern College, Polk State College and Southeastern University. As the city continues to expand, it continues to be a place for dreamers to plant into the future.

38 Lakes

3 Nature Reserves

3 Theaters

1 Airport


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