Out of the Ordinary, Not Out of the Way.
Lake Wales, voted “the friendliest small town in Florida,” is smack-dab in the center of Florida — just a short drive from Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf Coast beaches, two international airports (Tampa and Orlando), and attractions that include Walt Disney World, Legoland, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and Sea World. If you like to get out and go, this is the place to be.
Things To Do
Here, amid central Florida’s gently rolling hills, you’ll find a veritable almanac of off-the-beaten-path things to see and do. Pop your car into neutral and discover the mysteries of Spook Hill. If you’re itchin’ to return to a simpler time to enjoy nature, Camp Mack is the perfect old Florida getaway. With clear water and native vegetation, Crooked Lake is all about the bass — largemouth, to be specific, plus bluegill and crappie, too. Babson Park is a quiet sanctuary surrounded by thousands of acres of citrus trees. And the majestic Bok Tower Gardens plays host to concerts and special events throughout the year.
Why Live in Lake Wales?
Recreational opportunity, diversity of parks and cultural facilities head the list of the many advantages of living and working in the Lake Wales community. There are 12 schools in the area —a mix of public, private, charter schools plus two colleges. Yearly special events include Mardi Gras and Christmas parades, Easter egg hunt, Polk senior games and the Lake Wales Art Show held in the historic downtown core.
Lake Wales Medical Center is a 160-bed facility providing inpatient, outpatient, medical, surgical, and emergency care.
Properties in Lake Wales
Link: City of Lake Wales