This is medium size city south of Orlando in Polk County. There is a number of uncrowded sites to visit including The Florida Air Museum and The Polk Museum of Art.
As a native of Lakeland, I highly recommend Lakeland as a place to settle down and start a family. The city is expanding and growing at a rapid rate. The county Sheriff has kept crime at a minimum, but the schools could be better.
What a beautiful small town to visit loaded with history. A great place to raise your kids. Located half way between Orlando and Tampa Florida..... 30 minutes from Disney World in Orlando and 30 minutes from Tampa and Clearwater Beaches....
Downtown has a ton of character but the rest is pretty disappointing.