Lakeland, Fl

•    Publix, the Fortune 500 supermarket chain found across the South, is headquartered in Lakeland. With about 6,500 employees in its stores, headquarters and warehouses here, it's the city's largest employer.

•    Lakeland's most famous residents are the swans floating on Lake Morton and other city lakes. The swans moved in back in 1923, but predators and diseases wiped out the native population by 1954. A former Lakeland resident living in England heard about it and wrote to Queen Elizabeth II for help. She allowed the city to import two royal swans, and the 80 or so living here today are descendants of that pair.

•    Watch the shopping scene from “Edward Scissorhands” and keep your eyes peeled for the Southgate Shopping Center’s famous arch entrance. The storefront of the shop where Edward gets his hands sharpened belonged to an actual hardware store called the Crowder Brothers.

•    The largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world is in Lakeland.

Utilties

 

 

 

•    City of Lakeland- https://www.lakelandgov.net/water/

•    Post Office- 2800 Lakeland Hills Blvd, 210 N Missouri Ave, 1057 Florida Ave S

Schools

Top 10 Things to in Lakeland

Outdoor:

•    Highland Fairways-http://www.highlandfairways.net/

•    Big Cypress Golf Club-http://www.highlandfairways.net/

•    Cleveland Heights Golf Course-http://www.clevelandheightsgolf.com/

•    Shoot Straight Lakeland- http://www.shootstraightlakeland.com/

•    Saddle Creek Gun Range

•    Shooters Firearms & Gun Range

•    Lakeland Water Ski Club- http://www.lakelandwaterskiclub.com/

•    Off the Wall Adventures- http://www.offthewalladventures.com/

•    Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre- http://www.silvermoondrivein.com/

•    Downtown Farmers Market-http://downtownfarmerscurbmarket.org/

Indoor:

•    Polk Theatre- https://www.polktheatre.org/

◦    The Polk Theatre is a historic theater built in 1928 that offers live performances as well as independent films.

•    Polk Museum of Art- https://polkmuseumofart.org/

◦    Because of its location in the heart of Florida, the Polk Museum of Art collection of Modern and Contemporary Art began with a focus on art made within the state; either by Floridians or made within Florida by transplants and visiting artists.

•    Keel and Curley Winery-https://keelandcurleywinery.com/

◦    Keel & Curley Winery is an operational winery that is open to the public for tours and tastings. The winery began operation in 2003 and produces 20,000 cases of wine each year.

•    Orange Bowl Lanes- http://orangebowllanes.net/

◦    Local bowling ally rated highly among the Lakeland population.

•    Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium- http://lakeland.flyingtigers.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t570

◦    Catch a MLB spring training game.

Top 10 Restaurants 

•    Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

•    Black & Brew

•    Texas Cattle Company

•    Purple Onion Deli-Grill

•    Patio850

•    Nineteen61

•    Got Candy & More

•    Lakeland BBQ Company

•    Mitchells Coffee House

•    Lakeland Brewing Co.

•    The Chop Shop

•    The Terrace Grill

Elementary:

•    Carlton Palmore Elementary

•    Cleveland Court Elementary

•    Combee Elementary

•    Crystal Lake Elementary

•    Dixieland Elementary

•    Doris A Sanders Learning Center

•    Dr. N.E. Roberts Elementary

•    Edgar L. Padgett Elementary

•    Griffin Elementary

•    Highlands Grove Elementary

•    James W. Sikes Elementary

•    Jesse Keen Elementary

•    Kathleen Elementary

•    Lakeland Montessori Schoolhouse

•    Lincoln Avenue Academy

•    Magnolia Montessori Academy

•    McKeel Central Academy

•    Medulla Elementary

•    North Lakeland Elementary

•    Oscar J. Pope Elementary

•    Philip O’Brien Elementary

•    R. Bruce Wagner Elementary

•    R. Clem Churchwell Elementary

•    REAL Academy

•    Rochelle School of Arts

•    Rosabelle W. Blake Academy

•    Scott Lake Elementary

•    Sleepy Hill Elementary

•    Socrum Elementary

•    South McKeel Academy

•    Southwest Elementary

•    Valleyview Elementary

•    Wendell Watson Elementary

•    Winston Academy of Engineering

Middle

•    Crystal Lake Middle School

•    Doris A Sanders Learning Center

•    Kathleen Middle

•    Lake Gibson Middle

•    Lakeland Highlands Middle

•    Lakeland Montessori Middle at the Polk Museum of Art

•    McKeel Academy of Technology

•    REAL Academy

•    Rochelle School of the Arts

•    Rosabelle W. Blake Academy

•    Sleepy Hill Middle

•    Southwest Middle

High

•    Doris A Sanders Learning Center

•    George W. Jenkins Senior High

•    Harrison School of the Arts

•    Kathleen Senior High

•    Lake Gibson Senior High

•    Lakeland Senior High

•    McKeel Academy of Technology

•    Polk Acceleration Academy

•    Polk State College Collegiate High

•    Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Charter  High School

•    Tenoroc High

•    Traviss Technical College

Distance

•    Disney- 41.6 miles

•    Busch Gardens- 35.0 miles

•    SeaWorld- 45.9 miles

•    Cocoa Beach- 106.0 miles

•    Clearwater Beach- 59.4 miles

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