Polk County


Polk County is perfectly located in the heart of Central Florida. Imagine being just an hour away from Orlando and Tampa, two of the largest progressive big cities in the State.

Lakeland is known for it’s small-town community spirit and hospitality while coupled with big city excitement and amenities, it is a well-planned community with a combination of lifestyle and economic stability for healthy long-term growth and prosperity, while the business world including Publix one of the fastest growing employee-owned companies in the United States looks to Lakeland as their home providing the perfect hub for reaching the entire state of Florida because of it’s location and proximity to major cities and roadways.

Lakeland has nationally known art shows like Mayfaire By-The-Lake, symphony music from the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and countless historic landmarks, including the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. And for those who enjoy the great outdoors, you can enjoy the Sun-N-Fun Fly-In, the Orange Cup Regatta boat races, Auto racing at USA International Speedway and The Detroit Tigers Spring training camp just to name a few. Higher education opportunities abound as well. Florida Southern College, Southeastern University, University of South Florida, Polk Community College, and Warner Southern College.

Frostproof is known for its unique heritage and charm and is a sportsman’s paradise, known to offer some of the nation’s best fishing lakes.

Auburndale situated in the northern part of Polk County at first glance appears to be a quiet city with “hometown quality”, given a longer look, it reveals itself as a firmly established, steadily growing community, business, industry, education, sports and recreation. That while best known for the Auburndale Flea Market, one of the largest in the country and soon to be the home of the new Lake Myrtle Sports Complex.

Mulberry is the sort of friendly small town where everyone knows your name, someone always remembers your birthday, and inflation hasn’t found its way there yet with regard to the prices of real estate or relocation of a business. Industry is no stranger in Mulberry, it is the official Phosphate Capital of the World supplying 80% of the nations and a third of the worlds demand for the essential fertilizer ingredient, home of Mosaic Corporation as well as CF Chemical, not to forget Master Containers, Inc., the largest foam cup and container plant headquartered in Florida and the Badcock Home Furniture headquarters. Recreation abounds, from a day at Loyce Harpe Park for a game of soccer, baseball, softball or a football game to bicycle trails and fishing. If you’re into bones, Mulberry has bones, fossilized remains of prehistoric animals that is.

Winter Haven otherwise known as the “Chain of Lakes” City, with a population of 33,000 is a great place to play, explore and reflect, with its Majestic Bok Tower Gardens and Fantasy of Flight offering a world class collection of vintage aircraft. Its primary industries are healthcare, agribusiness, distribution, tourism and an emerging technology sector with a planned Integrated Logistics Center that is expected to bring thousands of new jobs and economic vitality over the next 10 to 15 years.

Bartow is one of America’s best small towns, streets are lined with century-old oak trees dripping with Spanish moss in front of Victorian homes and quaint bungalows. While offering modern day conveniences, they have managed to hold on to some of the things that often go to the wayside in larger communities, the parade down Main Street complete with a marching band and colorful floats, a street dance, live entertainment on a Friday evening, or enjoying a string quartet performing in a 1925 auditorium. Bartow can also boast being part of the Mosaic family an industry leader in the production of phosphate fertilizers, electrical power and fluoridation ingredients.