Population: 112,641

Living in Lakeland, Florida:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Lakeland, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Lakeland what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Someone considering moving to Lakeland, Florida should be aware of the overall demographic makeup of the area. There is a large gap between the private college population, who primarily stay near campus, and the retired community. This leaves little room, at least currently, for someone established in their twenties to find a welcoming social atmosphere or entertainment.

Considers the safety of where you’re going. There can be dangerous parts at night, which includes robberies and carjackings. Be careful.

When moving to Lakeland, be aware of the rich history behind the city. Swans are apparent throughout the downtown, as there are many statues of them placed all over. These statues are themed to their placement. The importance of the swan to Lakeland, is that they were gifted to our city years ago by the Queen of England.

If you are moving to Lakeland, there is housing for everyone, including many communities for older people who may need assistance in their daily activities. Lakeland has many restaurants, shopping areas and cultural venues to explore. Lakeland is only 40 minutes from Orlando and its theme parks and airport. Tampa is also fairly close by. The people in Lakeland are warm and friendly.

Ramiro, says: 2020

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