Nestled east of Tampa and alongside its Lakeland neighbor, Winter Haven is an upscale area in Polk County with a base population of 38,000, inhabiting 25 square miles.
Dominated by water, the area contains over fifty lakes, earning it the nickname “Chain of Lakes City.” World renowned for their bass fishing, these chains of lakes also contain a variety of other diverse fauna such as the Bald Eagle, Alligator and the Great Blue Heron.
Winter Haven has a multitude of fruitful athletic lineups, both for leisure and more serious competition, and catering to the community’s youth. Also, Winter Haven High School proudly holds various state and district championships in a wide-variety of sports teams. For instance, the girls’ varsity basketball team are recent state champions.
Along with fresh water fishing, the city also has a variety of other water sports such as water-skiing, jet-skiing, boating and canoeing. Today, LEGOLAND Florida proudly calls Winter Haven home, and it’s far reaching history as the former Cypress Gardens (Florida’s first theme park) has been preserved and honored in elements throughout the current park’s beautiful gardens and features.
Winter Haven does tend to have a competitive real estate market compared to other areas of Polk County, but homes are still affordable and can be easily found as the area continues to grow in population and housing availability. Many chose Winter Haven for the quality of life, and convenience to both Orlando, Lakeland and Tampa metro areas for both work and play.
If you’re considering a Winter Haven property, a professional inspection from Whitt Inspections can make sure your Florida dream home is everything it’s cracked up to be. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or find out more information about our services.