Lakeland new homesIf Tampa is too fast-paced, and other Polk County locations have too much of a small town feel, then Lakeland, Florida may be the perfect spot for you to call home. This growing metropolitan area is centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, providing an easy commute to both big cities and their attractions, while also providing local events and attractions including the Polk Museum of Art and a lively local art scene, unique shopping and dining, First Friday festivals, parks and golf courses, lakes and water sports and more.

But, that’s not all the city of Lakeland has to offer. According to a recent article in the Lakeland Ledger, the Lakeland-Winter Haven area—which covers all of Polk County—is one of the most affordable places to buy a home in Florida!

The median price of a single-family home in Polk County is approximately $140,000, well below the state median of about $188,000. The affordable pricing doesn’t mean that the value of homes in the area isn’t strong—in fact, home pricing has risen 10.6 percent since the same period one-year ago. Local realtors attribute the rise in part to a shrinking inventory and strengthening of the local market and economy.

Because of its central Florida location and affordable homes, several companies including Amazon, CSX and LEGOLAND Florida recently invested in Lakeland and nearby Winter Haven, providing jobs and making the area even more desirable. The addition of new businesses brought new residents to the area, increasing demand in the Lakeland real estate market. The value of Lakeland homes is steadily increasing, making buying a new home in Polk County a good investment.

If you’re ready to buy a new home in Lakeland, we have a “just right” home for you in this “just right” locale. Highland Homes is based in Lakeland, so we understand the needs of local home buyers and build quality new homes in sought-after Lakeland communities. Choose from more than 30 home plans, offering 1,250 to 3,315 square feet of living space with three to five bedrooms, two to three baths, and a two or three-car garage. Designed for today’s lifestyle, homes include open great rooms, thoughtfully placed closets, drop zones to keep you organized, luxury bathrooms with a separate garden tub and shower and porches and lanais to enjoy the balmy year-round Florida weather.

Plus, when you build with Highland Homes, you select from hundreds of options to personalize your new home to your style, needs and budget. Don’t settle for a used home missing features important to you! A wide variety of options are available to choose from in every price point, from included and no additional cost to luxurious upgrades.

With all of this, you may believe a new home is outside of your budget. But, our Lakeland new homes are priced from the affordable $140,000’s and to make purchasing your new home even more affordable, own with just $99 down with qualifying financing.

With affordable new homes designed for your life, interest in the area increasing and home prices on the rise, now is the perfect time to purchase your new home in Lakeland. For more information on our Lakeland new homes and communities, visit the Highland Homes website.