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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Lake Alfred, Florida

Lake Alfred is a very small town of about 4,000 people in Central Florida, just north of Winter Haven. The town was founded in the early 1900's by people from Fargo, North Dakota who were looking for a winter retreat. It is now home to many retirees as well as the University of Florida's UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center.  Lake Alfred is one of many lakes in the area, which also has some rolling hills.

Where to Retire in Lake Alfred and Home Prices

There are a large number of active adult communities in the area, including the surrounding towns of Haines City and Winter Haven. In mid-2022, the median home value was $283,217 according to

What Is Special about Lake Alfred

Lake Alfred has 15 park facilities on over 172 acres of land.

What Is Not Special about Lake Alfred

Hot and humid summers; Lake Alfred has experienced hurricanes and tropical storms; community is below average in walkability when compared to other towns.

Climate and Physical Environment

Lake Alfred's is located in a humid subtropical zone with average January temperatures at 62 and the average July temperature is 83.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Polk county offers cultural activities in the surrounding cities of Lakeland and Winter Haven with symphonies, musicals and festivals.


The crime rate is quite low in Lake Alfred.

Medical Facilities

Winter Haven Hospital is about three miles away.


Amtrak is seven miles away in Winter Haven.  Winter Haven's bus system also services Lake Alfred.

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