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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Haines City, Florida

Haines City is a small town in an area near many large lake between Tampa and Orlando. This entire area of Florida is filled with lakes with excellent fishing and boating.   Haines City has an active program called Main Street, a division of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, dedicated to providing and promoting a sense of community pride in the revitalization of our Historic Downtown!

Where to Retire in Haines City and Home Prices

Many large active adult communities have been built in this area near many large lakes (see Active Adult Communities link at left. 
The median home value was $306,227 in early 2023, and up over 21% during the past year, according to Zillow .

What Is Special about Haines City

Haines City is in the center of Florida and can represent a cost-effective retirement choice near Orlando.

What Is Not Special about Haines City

In 2004 three different hurricanes caused damage in Haines City.  It is a small town in interior of Florida, dependent in some ways on Orlando for economic health.

Climate and Physical Environment

Haines City is located between Tampa and Orlando near the geographic center of Florida. The average July high temperature is 93 and the average January low is 47. The wettest month is August (7.4")

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Haines City is building a public auditorium. Tampa and Orlando offer plenty of culture.


Crime in Haines City is just under the national average.

Medical Facilities

There are three hospitals within 17 miles in Davenport, Winter Haven, and Bartow. In 2013 Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center opened a 200-bed acute care facility, offering a full spectrum of medical services. 


There is an AMTRAK station in nearby Winter Haven (10 miles). The Orlando Airport is very large with convenient schedules.  I 4 is very close.

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