students enjoying a bike ride around lake hollingworth in lakeland, florida

About Lakeland

“100 Best Places to Live in the USA”, Lakeland, FL has it all.
–U.S. News & World Report

The best college towns appeal to students for offering a range of social activities, but students also choose Lakeland for its creative energy, stable economy, strong job market, and high quality of life.

top 20 best places people are moving to in the united states according to U.S. news and world report
most improved job growth rate in the mid sized metros category according to ABC action news
top ten tech hot spots according to bright labs
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So Much To Do. So Little Time.

Lakeland is an active and energetic city, whose many residents keep busy and healthy by taking advantage of its 38 lakes.

Find out what’s happening in music, art, food and discounts for the college-age crowd at ylakeland.

Searching For Good Food?

Local restaurants serve up everything from fine dining at Bay Street Bistro to the juicy burgers of S&L and historic Palace Pizza.

downtown lakeland map with caption florida southern is at the center of it all!