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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Lakeland

i love some restaurants fish chip that my favorite food taste delicious loved food i don't have no unique neighborheed never will be

nothing is unique . we live on a farm among industry so we really don't have a great place, we don't go too many places as we are retired and the traffic is dicey

We have Fred's restaurant which is very popular. Stores are close enough to get to if. You didn't have a car.

The rent is pretty cheap. There are store's in walking distance. My neighborhood is quiet and pretty friendly

I think the fact that so many people have lived in the neighborhood for so long is unique. We are close to a Starbucks which is my favorite. My friends and I spend time at the pool hall and the arcade next door to it.

Love living in historic neighborhood with old bungalows. Streets are not super busy. There are restaurants and coffee shops close by.

Who Lives Here

Lakeland Demographics

Education

High School

47%

Associate's

29%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

52%

3 people

23%

4 people

15%

5 people

6%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

52%

50-100k

31%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

3%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

12%

20-45

32%

45-65

24%

65+

22%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Lakeland?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Mar '24$834$1161$1454$1760
Feb '24$834$1161$1454$1760
Jan '24$834$1161$1454$1760
Dec '23$834$1161$1454$1760
Nov '23$834$1161$1454$1760
Oct '23$834$1161$1454$1760
Sep '23$834$1161$1454$1760
Aug '23$834$1161$1454$1760
Jul '23$834$1161$1454$1760
Jun '23$834$1161$1454$1760
May '23$834$1161$1454$1760
Apr '23$834$1161$1454$1760
Mar '23$834$1161$1454$1760

*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 Lakeland

Lakeland Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

32%

15-30 Mins

43%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

8%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3131

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 19 of 38 renters

Percentage: 4848

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 20 of 38 renters

Top Scores: Retail, Gas, Grocery

Things To Do In Lakeland

Top Score

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Lakeland's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 16% more shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Lakeland has plenty of gas stations.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 57% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Lakeland is a good place for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 55% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Lakeland.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 22% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Lakeland serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 17% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Lakeland.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 58% more coffee shops than average
  3. 25% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Lakeland is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 17% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 49% more fine art centers than average
  3. 29% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Lakeland's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 88% more medical facilities than average
  3. 32% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Lakeland Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 35 of 38 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 35 of 38 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 34 of 38 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 34 of 38 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 34 of 38 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 28 of 38 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 26 of 38 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 25 of 38 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 23 of 38 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 20 of 38 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 19 of 38 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 20 of 38 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 23 of 38 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 24 of 38 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 25 of 38 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 27 of 38 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 28 of 38 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 30 of 38 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 30 of 38 renters

Lakeland Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Lakeland

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Lakeland, FL

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN LAKELAND, FL

Lakeland, FL is a suburban city nestled between Tampa and Orlando filled with lakes, unique shops and quaint historical districts. It’s a great location if you want access to Florida’s sunny weather, golf courses and attractions.

With a population of more than 110,000, Lakeland has plenty of great restaurants, nature and easy access to the cities of Tampa and Orlando. Lakeland is also home to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland Linder Intl Airport and Florida Southern College. If you are looking for apartments for rent in Lakeland, you’ll find many affordable options.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN LAKELAND

Lakeland offers the best of both worlds — nature as well as a small city environment. There are a variety of neighborhoods with apartments for rent in Lakeland. Here are a few:

  • Autumnwood Grove: This is a relatively new community next to US Highway 98 (Bartow Road) where building started as recently as 2008. You can find many townhomes here.
  • Cobblestone Landing Townhomes: Conveniently located next to I-4, Cobblestone Landing Townhomes offer comfortable living with easy access to commuting.
  • Dixieland: This nostalgic neighborhood is known for its historical, quaint homes and small businesses.
  • Downtown Lakeland is surrounded by lakes and also offers charming shops, diverse cuisine, businesses, museums and more.
  • Edgewood: You can find villa-style apartments in Edgewood with access to sparkling swimming pools, great for relaxation and rejuvenation!
  • East Lake Morton: East Lake Morton is a historical district with beautiful architecture primarily built during the Florida Boom of 1920 to 1926.
  • Grasslands: Grasslands is a private and gated country club community — a great spot if you love golf!
  • Lake Bentley: Lakeland clearly got its name due to its numerous lakes; this area also has its own lake and is close to shopping and restaurants.
  • Lake Hollingsworth: This area is a great place to live for fitness buffs who enjoy walking around the lake — it’s also right next to Florida Southern College.
  • Oakbridge: This area is located just north of Polk Parkway to the right of Harden Road, making it convenient for access to shops and freeways.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN LAKELAND

Lakeland has a lot of fun things to do for people of all ages. When finding apartments for rent in Lakeland, consider checking out:

  • For a fun side trip, the Dixieland Dragon is a “Lawn Sea Monster” that was crafted by local welder Keith Williams out of scrap metal.
  • Lakeland is home to a variety of wild animals at Safari Wilderness, where you will find herds of African and Asian species on 260 acres of pristine Florida wilderness.
  • Go to the Grasslands Golf & Country Club for a golf course that gets excellent ratings for its “great atmosphere.”
  • Ready to do some shopping? Head over to Lakeland Square Mall!
  • Hollis Garden is a beautiful place within Lake Mirror Park to experience a variety of plants and fountains set on a 1.2 acre formal botanical garden.
  • Lake Hollingsworth is a popular place for walkers, runners and bikers who like to circle the Lake-to-Lake trail surrounding the lake.
  • If you like to fish, you can go boating in Lake Hunter – watch out for alligators!
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers’ Market offers fresh fruit and vegetables; don’t forget that Plant City's strawberry farms are nearby!
  • The Lakeland Public Library is a good place to go to get out of the heat. They have many special programs for kids and adults.
  • The Polk Museum of Art is ranked as one of the best art museums in Florida.

GETAWAYS FROM LAKELAND

Lakeland has the benefit of being close to two great location destinations: Tampa and Orlando. Between Tampa and Lakeland is Plant City, which is known for its famous Florida Strawberry Festival. A little west along I-4 right outside of Plant City is the kitschy Dinosaur World. West of Tampa, you’ll find the beautiful beaches in Clearwater, FL. To the East in Orlando, your family can enjoy Disneyworld, Universal Studios Orlando and water parks. You can also head south to enjoy the bustling city of Miami.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN LAKELAND, FL

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Lakeland that match your needs.