Why You'll Love Calling Lakeland Home

Posted: July 9, 2019 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
By Highland Homes

There’s a reason the city of Lakeland’s hashtag is #LoveLakeland! Lakeland residents and visitors alike love our hometown city. It’s a great place to call home thanks to its ideal Central Florida location, affordable cost of living, access to ideal employment opportunities, and plenty of entertainment and recreation opportunities. That’s why we build new homes in Lakeland in multiple communities, including Breakwater Cove with homes priced from the $180’s.

Desirable Central Florida Location

Located just four miles from I-4, homes at Breakwater Cove are nestled among trees and ponds in a desirable location offering an easy commute into Tampa and Orlando. Part of what makes Lakeland so great –  its incredible natural amenities such as parks and lakes – are also easily accessible from your home thanks to its convenient access to the US-98 corridor.

You’ll love all the shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations that are also nearby, in addition to all the daily necessities including Publix, WalMart, and Aldi. Delectable dining destinations, such as Granger & Sons Bar-B-Que, Palace Italian Restaurant North, and 716 Burgers and Brew, offer plenty of local eats, perfect options for when you want to dine out during the week. You can shop till you drop at Lakeland Square Mall, home to an abundance of department stores and local boutiques, less than five miles from home.

Recreation and Entertainment

Take in a ball game at
Joker Marchant Stadium.
Photo credit: Mikerussel at en.wikipedia

Breakwater Cove’s convenient location offers access to a number of opportunities for outdoor living, recreation and fun. The spring training home of the Detroit Tigers is just down the road at nearby Joker Marchant Stadium, and it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny Florida afternoon in early spring. On rainy days that aren’t ideal for outdoor living, head to Orange Bowl Lanes and Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park for indoor games and fun, or catch a movie at Cinemark Theater at Lakeland Square Mall. You can even head into downtown Lakeland to attend a production at the Polk Theatre, a unique landmark and true piece of Lakeland history.

If your idea of a good time combines entertainment and education, you’ll be happy to know that your home at Breakwater Cove is close to a variety of cultural attractions. Museums such as the Polk Museum of Art, which offers free admission to see modern and classic art, or the Explorations V Children’s Museum, a local museum that engages all five senses, are located in the city’s quaint downtown vicinity. If you or your children love aviation, then you can’t miss the Florida Air Museum, which displays aviation history and education, while also offering programs such as children’s camps, tours and more.


Photo courtesy of
Polk County Environmental Lands Program.

It goes without saying that Florida is home to limitless outdoor recreation opportunities, and Lakeland doesn’t disappoint. Head north on US-98 and you’ll quickly reach Gator Creek Reserve, a beloved hiking destination on the edge of the Green Swamp. A number of local parks are also close to home, including Hunt Fountain Park with athletic fields, picnic areas, and playgrounds, and Lake Parker Park, which offers a playground, picnic pavilions, jogging paths, boat ramp, athletic fields, areas to fish and even lawn games.

Healthy Living

Central Florida boasts a strong medical community, and Lakeland has a number of medical facilities to choose from for both healthcare needs and employment opportunities. From dentist offices to hospitals and veterinary clinics to urgent care facilities, there are plenty of providers near your new Lakeland home at Breakwater Cove.

Lakeland Regional Health, the region’s top hospital, is just over six miles from the community. Lauded for its patient care and advanced technologies, Lakeland Regional Health was ranked one of the top 25 hospitals in Florida by U.S. News & World Report, and was listed as a high performing facility in a number of areas including colon cancer surgery, heart failure treatment and more.

Watson Clinic is also just over six miles from Breakwater Cove, offering an extensive list of services. You can visit doctors specializing in nearly every type of medicine, or visit for walk-in and urgent care services. They even offer a location to receive physical therapy or have lab work completed.

New Lakeland Homes

The new homes for sale in Lakeland, FL at Breakwater Cove feature 10 stylish home plans offering three to six bedrooms and up to three-and-a-half bathrooms. Included features range from open living areas and kitchens and private owner’s suite to flexible use rooms. Select home plans include a covered lanai for your outdoor living enjoyment, while a limited number of home sites are adjacent to open space and ponds, offering nature views and backyard privacy.

Once you’ve selected the ideal home plan for your family, you’ll have the opportunity to personalize your dream home to fit your style, needs, and budget. Choose from hundreds of design options available at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, from quality included features available at no extra cost to luxurious upgrades!

The Breakwater Cove model center featuring the Parker plan is now open! Visit the model home at 1035 Rivershore Avenue in Lakeland, visit our website online or contact our Lakeland New Home Specialists at 863-859-1429 to be among the first homeowners in this fantastic Lakeland community!

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