Lakeland-Winter Haven is No. 1 for Job Growth in Florida

Posted: January 28, 2016 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
By Highland Homes

Lakeland-Winter Haven No. 1 for Job Growth Photographed by Richard Elzey of Flickr

As a popular destination for beach-goers, adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts, families and everyone in between, Florida has become synonymous with travel, vacation, and relaxation.  There’s seemingly no shortage of fun and leisure activities, and fortunately for Florida home owners, there’s also amazing potential for business and job opportunities.

Here in the Lakeland-Winter Haven area, where Highland Homes is based and builds in a number of conveniently located new home communities, we enjoy a variety of specialty shops, galleries, local restaurants and pubs, historic landmarks, unique events and access to world-class Florida attractions. In addition, according to a new report from the state Department of Economic Opportunity, Lakeland-Winter Haven leads the state of Florida in job growth!

With an increase of 4.1 percent last year, the area has seen a generous boom in job opportunities, thanks in part to new home construction and many recent economic developments. In turn, this increase in job opportunities has led to a spike in population, helping Lakeland-Winter Haven become the seventh-fastest growing area in Florida. Even more astounding is that with this growth, Florida contains seven of the nation’s top 50 numerically gaining metro areas making it the third-largest state behind California and Texas according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The positive relationship between population growth and the favorable job market means many people are looking for new homes in Lakeland-Winter Haven. Highland Homes has been building in this city for twenty years, and we are dedicated to building only the highest quality homes for our friends and neighbors. We are proud to build new homes for Florida residents and to call Lakeland our home, and contribute to these job opportunities and the local economy.

Lakeland-Winter Haven No. 1 for Job Growth Photographed by Jared of Flickr

If you’ve been looking for a new Florida home near excellent job opportunities, a thriving local economy, and attractions and fun, then Lakeland-Winter Haven is the ideal place for you to call home. We build new homes in Polk County throughout various communities, including the recently introduced communities of Glennwood Terrace in North Lakeland and Magnolia Walk II in Bartow, where buyers can find stylish and affordable homes priced from the mid $100’s. Along with neighborhoods in South Lakeland, Mulberry, Winter Haven, Eagle Lake, Davenport, and throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida, we are sure to build a new home designed for your life in the location you desire.

With homes providing up to 3,315 square feet of decadently designed living space, hundreds of options to personalize your new home to your style and needs, and low down payment financing for qualified buyers, Highland Homes makes it easy to purchase your dream home. Learn more about our new homes in Central Florida by visiting the Highland Homes website or by calling our Lakeland new home specialists at 863-797-4999.

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