Haines City conveniently is located at the northern edge of the Lake Wales Ridge in Polk County, Florida. Haines City is situated within easy reach of Orlando, which is only thirty minutes south, and Tampa, which is less than an hour's drive away. A growing number of people who are interested in buying and owing prime real estate in Central Florida are taking a good, long look at what is available in Haines City.
With less than 20,000 residents, Haines City is enjoying well paced real estate development but is avoiding the negative aspects of becoming overgrown. Even with the well coordinated real estate development that has taken hold in Haines City over the course of the past fifteen years, the community continues to maintain the pleasant feel of a home town community.
Because of its magnificent location on rolling hills, Haines City is the place to find some extremely lovely, upper end residential real estate. As a general rule, throughout Haines City, when it comes to real estate development and the construction of residential properties, a keen effort is made to harmonize the homes with natural surroundings. In other words, the real estate is developed with an eye to maintaining the gorgeous natural surroundings that have made Haines City noteworthy for generations.
In addition to being conveniently located to two major metropolitan areas, Haines City is also strategically located to major Florida tourists destinations, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and even the Kennedy Space Center. Also nearby is Greenleaf, a popular vacation rental property venue with world class golf and tennis.
Recreational activities abound in and around Haines City. For example, there are golf courses, tennis facilities and other athletic venues located throughout the community. Both of the Florida seashores are within an easy ninety minute drive of Haines City.
Many of the prime pieces of residential real estate in Haines City are lake front properties. An amazing sixteen lakes are in the greater Haines City area. In fact, early settlers to the area in the mid-19th century established communities because of the prime fishing. Today's owners of these prime real estate locations continue to enjoy fishing and other water sports and activities on these crystal lakes.
Beyond the lakes, there are spectacular pine forests that encompass a great deal of the land that surrounds Haines City proper. Some real estate development has started to occur in these areas. However, as has been mentioned, this real estate development is undertaken with a keen eye towards maintaining and incorporating the natural beauty of these pine forests into the overall scheme.
Finally, Haines City has maintained a quaint, historic downtown district. In the downtown sector a resident of or visitor to Haines City can find the very best in shopping and in dining. Stores, restaurants and bistros of all types line the lovely streets that make up the immaculately maintained historic district that is downtown Haines City.
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