Living Here

This isn’t suburbia. This is lakefront paradise.

It’s all about the lakeside lifestyle

In Winter Haven, it’s all about lifestyle… art, parks, trails, environment, encouragement and wellness. You’ll find a wide range of places and programs that are accessible, equitable, and affordable, all of which will stimulate the mind, body and spirit for residents and visitors alike. This is your haven for everything you need to self preserve.

Make friends with some of your new neighbors:
Eloise, Lulu, Howard, Roy and Fannie.

Winter Haven has long been known for its extensive collection of lakes and history of water sports. With over 50 lakes within the city limits, it should come as no surprise that there are 1,100 waterfront residential properties, making the lakefront lifestyle accessible to all residents. For those who enjoy boating, we have two Chains of Lakes; where a total of 24 of our beautiful lakes are connected by a series of canals. From waterskiing to kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding to fishing, there is a water activity for everyone. Where else can you live where “flyboarding” is a perfectly normal response to “What did you do this weekend?”

Extraordinary lakes connected by canals

Miles of Total Shoreline

Lakefront residential properties

Things to Do

LEGOLAND® Florida

The largest LEGOLAND Resort in the world is right in your own backyard. Geared to families with children ages 2 to 12, this 150-acre interactive theme park features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, restaurants, shopping, a breathtaking botanical garden and the LEGOLAND Water Park.

Bok Tower Gardens

This national historic landmark is one of Polk County’s “must-see” attractions. Home to a 205-foot Singing Tower carillon tower, Bok Tower also features beautifully-landscaped botanical gardens, a 20-room Mediterranean-style estate and several major annual events.

Streamsong Resort

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind destination resort built on 2,300 acres of pristine reclaimed phosphate lands. In addition to two first-class golf courses created by world-class designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the resort features a 200 luxury rooms, a spa and several restaurants.

Nearby Orlando Attractions

From iconic theme parks to world-class beaches, there’s even more fun in store less than an hour’s drive away. Hop on the newly-opened Orlando Eye for a bird’s-eye view of our most famous area attractions.

Downtown

Downtown Winter Haven has evolved into a destination city with a vibrant restaurant scene, distinct retailers and events that draw visitors into the city’s core. Winter Haven has taken advantage of its unique assets to promote growth while still retaining genuine historic charm that visitors relish. It’s authentic… seamlessly integrated into meaningful life.

Creative Life

Winter Haven’s cultural scene reflects its natives. For every traditionalist, there’s a non-traditionalist; for every serious piece of art, there’s something a little more comical. What inspires us? Well we do, of course.  There’s little doubt that things here are fun and positively original, too.

Winter Haven’s Arts scene is responsible for nearly 19 million in economic impact

Annual Downtown Events

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Art

The Polk Museum of Art is Polk County’s accredited art museum and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. As the eighth-most-attended museum in Florida, the museum welcomes more than 141,000 visitors per year. The Museum’s Permanent Collection totals about 2,500 pieces from

Theater

Nationally-acclaimed Theatre Winter Haven is a jewel among community theaters. The group produces eight full-scale productions each year in addition to three staged readings and hosing a theater academy program. More than 30,000 tickets are sold annually to 100+ performances.

Music

On any given evening, be prepared to enjoy soft jazz tunes in the heart of downtown, the melodious choral sounds from local high school students, or for the truly adventurous, take in some rock-n-roll at any one of the local hot spots.

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