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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Lake Wales

It is near a community College, has great access to major highways, but still close to the town departments. I like going to local chain restaurants nearby and that I have access to major brand name stores like IKEA, Kohls, and H-E-B. Many businesses have been around for decades and have good reputations. We're not far from a major city with lots of historical interests and good museums.

it has improved since the last owner but not friendly. i have neighbors that are on both sides of my home that are somewhat friendly

Lots of military families. People of color and minorities (like me) in general. That makes me feel less singled out as I was in a whole white American community

Not much..kinda boring..stay @ home most of the time..s.o. works when not working he just watches TV allll the time & does nothing else

Neighbors ate kind and friendly. It is well maintained. It offers great amenities. I enjoy going to the swimming pool and workout center. My kid enjoy the park

It's gated and close to a bunch of stores. It's also close to a mall. And also close to a log of restaurants

Who Lives Here

Lake Wales Demographics

Education

High School

50%

Associate's

29%

Bachelor's

14%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

53%

3 people

18%

4 people

13%

5 people

7%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

59%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

6%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

29%

45-65

24%

65+

22%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Lake Wales?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Feb '24-$1965$2110$2290
Jan '24-$1955$2309$2560
Dec '23-$1945$2445$2632
Nov '23-$1737$2055$2582
Oct '23-$1805$2425$2556
Sep '23-$1775$2155$2327
Aug '23-$1782$2006$2422
Jul '23-$1640$1959$2345
Jun '23-$1797$1932$2580
May '23-$1847$1915$2470
Apr '23-$1812$2087$2435
Mar '23-$1650$1959$2462

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Lake Wales

Lake Wales Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

33%

15-30 Mins

28%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

13%

60+ Mins

9%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2929

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Percentage: 4242

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 6 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Health, Pet

Things To Do In Lake Wales

Top Score

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 100% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Lake Wales scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 100% fewer gyms than average
  3. 100% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Lake Wales is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 51% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 5% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Lake Wales.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 73% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 82% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 32% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 29% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 17% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Lake Wales Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Lake Wales Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Lake Wales

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Lake Wales, FL

Lake Wales is a small city in Florida with slightly more than 15,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (21%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Homeowners slightly outnumber renters in Lake Wales by a narrow 53%-47% margin. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $854/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Lake Wales will save around $3,600 compared to the state average.

Lake Wales has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (22%) compared to the national average. Additionally, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Retail is the most common industry in Lake Wales, representing 7% of the population. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of almost $51K, Lake Wales workers earn less than the average Florida resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.

With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, outperforming most cities in Florida, Lake Wales residents have found that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (33%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

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