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The Manor at Lake Morton

534 E Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33801

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Upscale Assisted Living Care for Senior Adults in Historic Downtown Lakeland!-The Manor at Lake Morton offers assisted living care for seniors in the charming historic district of Lakeland. Our modern senior residential community is just a short walk from Lakeland's thriving downtown restaurants...

Lake Morton Plaza

400 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801

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Experience urban senior living at its finest. At Lake Morton Plaza, our lifestyle is sure to make you say WOW! Located only an hour from Orlando, you’ll find everything you need to live an active, engaging and vibrant life. Close to shopping and attractions, while still providing opportunities to...

Osprey Manor

810 E Bella Vista St, Lakeland, FL 33805

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Osprey Manor is an Independent Senior Living Community in Lakeland, Florida. We focus on comfortable surroundings, opportunities for engagement, home-style dining experiences, and living with amenities which provide our seniors to enjoy their golden years. *Renovation and remodeling throughout...

Grand Villa of Lakeland

2111 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805

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Welcome to the new Grand Villa of Lakeland! Our lovely assisted living and memory care community in Lakeland, Florida, is centrally located between Orlando and Tampa. Grand Villa is a resort style community with fabulous features and amenities designed to help our residents enjoy life to the...

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Azalea Park

1325 Grasslands Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33803

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Holiday Retirement provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.We're the Florida destination you've been looking for. Conveniently situated in a quiet suburb of Tampa, we're close to wonderful shopping, fine dining, churches and world-class healthcare. Come home to us...

Ansley Parke at Oakbridge

3110 Oakbridge Blvd E, Lakeland, FL 33803

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Full Days. Full Lives. Full Hearts.You deserve the best of what life has to offer, and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the quality of life you want for the safety and security you need, especially as your health changes. At our Lakeland community, you and your loved ones will live with the peace...

Brookdale Highlands

4250 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813

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Do more. Live more. Find your best senior living life here.There’s a world of activities waiting to be explored at our Highlands community, and you’re just the senior to do it. Life here means a different kind of senior living, where your needs are met, your safety is taken care of 24/7, and your...

Lake Gibson Village

771 Carpenters Way, Lakeland, FL 33809

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Lake Gibson Village is a community like no other. We offer a unique assisted living experience set within a beautiful, historic landmark.Our staff of trained professionals provide services that allow our residents to remain focused on what matters most to them: nurturing purposeful friendships,...

Grace Manor Suites

4620 N. Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33809

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Assisted Living Care for Seniors with the Warmth of Southern Hospitality in North Lakeland with a decade of care and local ownership. We offer inclusive monthly pricing and there isn't a buy-in here, adding peace of mind. Grace Manor Suites is a warm, inviting home for seniors that offers...

Savannah Court of Lakeland

6550 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33809

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Savannah Court, offering gracious retirement assisted living, is in Lakeland, Florida, a diverse city full of charm and southern hospitality. Located in Polk County, Lakeland is positioned perfectly in the center of the state with easy access to I-4 and conveniently located between Orlando and...

Canopy at Walden Woods (Now Open)

2051 Walden Woods Dr, Plant City, FL 33563

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The Canopy at Walden Woods is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community featuring the highest standards in dining, activities, and care, offering upscale amenities, Chef-inspired dining, and a myriad of activities promoting physical conditioning and mental wellness.Assisted LivingWhether you...

Savannah Court of Bartow

290 Idlewood Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830

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Savannah Court of Bartow senior assisted living community is licensed for 36 residents, is full of vibrant activity, yet offers a warm and comfortable feel throughout. Savannah Court provides affordable senior assisted living while delivering personal services to all residents, their families and...

Spring Haven Retirement

1225 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881

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Forget what you thought you knew about retirement living – this is retirement living that will make you say WOW! Located on five lush acres of land, Spring Haven Retirement is a senior living community full of envious services and amenities. With a pool, hot tub, and beautiful views of Lake...

Grace Manor at Hunter's Creek

765 West Grant Street, Plant City, FL 33563

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Come see what is fast becoming the go to spot for gracious assisted living on Plant City , Florida. Voted best Assisted Living by Focus magazine readers this year and opening this past May, see why many seniors are loving live at Grace Manor Hunters Creek.

Lake Howard Heights

650 N Lake Howard Dr, Winter Haven, FL 33881

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Lake Howard Heights is a premier senior living community, located on Lake Howard in beautiful Winter Haven, Florida. We hold high standards in our home for dining, activities, and provided care. Our community has often been described in the Polk County area as upscale, and we are proud to provide...

The Gardens of Lake Alfred

255 E Main St, Lake Alfred, FL 33850

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Southern Gardens is an assisted living community within the quiet town of Lake Alfred, FL. Our beautiful community is situated in a region full of citrus and palm trees with plenty of blue skies to enjoy throughout the year. Lake Alfred is a great place to reside and offers a wonderful escape to...

Best Care Senior Living at Winter Haven

1801 Lake Mariam Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884

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Brookdale Winter Haven

6110 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33884

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Putting more living back in the senior lifestyle.Winter Haven seniors who need a little extra help with daily activities, but who don’t want to sacrifice the feeling of home sweet home, have a great option here. Our community offers assisted living for seniors in beautiful Winter Haven, Florida....

Stone Ledge Manor

12006 Mcintosh Rd, Thonotosassa, FL 33592

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The luxury amenities for residents of Stone Ledge Manor are unparalleled. Living at Stone Ledge Manor means that not only will you have access to our highly rated facilities, but you’ll be a part of an active and engaging retirement community.At Stone Ledge Manor, residents are able to maintain...

Savannah Court of Haines City

301 Peninsular Drive, Haines City, FL 33844

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Savannah Court, a senior assisted living community offering gracious retirement living, is located in Haines City, Florida where the people are friendly and the weather is spectacular. Savannah Court is less than a mile from Hwy 27 and is situated next to beautiful Lake Elsie offering many lovely...

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Independent Living in Neighborhoods near Lakeland

Independent Living in Lakeland, FL

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Lakeland, Florida, are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Lakeland retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Lakeland, FL

The median monthly cost of independent living in Lakeland is around $2,379 in the city proper and $1,939 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Florida is around $2,700.

For this type of senior living, Lakeland, Florida offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in Lakeland is pretty close to the national average, and in some cases, less expensive. Lakeland’s proximity to the Tampa/St. Petersburg metropolitan area makes it a great option to have big city convenience at a fraction of the cost. All index ratings are based on a system where a score of 100 represents the cost of the national average.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexHealth careMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate taxSales tax8610396$67015.2%$112,796$39,238No7%

Local Hospitals

The Lakeland area is home to several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the area’s best:

  • Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center – An 864-bed medical community, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center sees over 200,000 patients annually and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hospital specializes in a multitude of fields, including cardiology, geriatrics, and orthopedics.
  • AdventHealth Heart of Florida – AdventHealth Heart of Florida is a faith-based hospital located in nearby Davenport. Services and specialties include stroke care, joint replacement, cardiology, women’s health, and more.
  • Winter Haven Hospital – A non-profit, 527-bed hospital located in Winter Haven, just outside Lakeland. Available services include heart health, cancer care, and orthopedics.

Weather and Climate

Lakeland’s climate is considered humid subtropical and is characterized by year-round sun, occasional rain, and consistently warm air temperatures. On average, the humidity level for Lakeland is roughly 59%. The humidity levels are often highest during the month of August at about 67%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low82°F91°F (July)72°F (June)63°F74°F (February)51°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating29 (Good)

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfallNatural Disasters4”9” (June)0”Hurricanes, floods

Demographics and Values

Lakeland is a smaller city outside the greater metropolitan area of Tampa/St. Petersburg. The largest employer in the region is the Publix supermarket corporation. Other major contributors to Lakeland’s economy are citrus growing and phosphate mining. Politics in Lakeland tend to lean right of center – in the 2016 election, Republicans won the vote in Polk County by about 12%. Lakeland is a great option for anyone who would like to live in a small city but still have convenient access to metropolitan amenities, with Tampa/St. Petersburg being less than an hour’s drive away. The area can be considered moderately unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ community, meaning that you may feel somewhat unsafe in certain spaces.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Polk County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party41.3%55.4%3.3%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend708,009110,516630 people per square mileGrowing at a rate of 1.7%



Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree34.0%25.8%9.2%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more2.4%20.6%15.6%0.3%0.1%59.8%2.1%


Property crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens313.3


Participate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityVeterans54.1%16.7%9.5%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The reliably pleasant, mild weather in the region makes Lakeland an ideal place for outdoor recreation. There are a number of beautiful parks in the Lakeland area, and among them, Lake Mirror Park and its spectacular Hollis Garden are sure not to be missed. Hollis Garden is a botanical garden consisting of tens of thousands of flowers, trees, and bushes set against a backdrop of neo-classical architecture, artwork, and ornamental fountains.

Lakeland is also home to the Smithsonian-affiliated Polk Museum of Art, regarded as one of the top museums in the state. The Polk Museum of Art consists of over 2,500 works from pre-Columbian to contemporary American art, as well as African, Asian, and European works. The grounds of the museum include a sculpture garden, and as an added bonus, the Polk Museum of Art offers free admission. The museum also hosts a regular meet-up for individuals with dementia to participate in artistic endeavors and discussions.

Lastly, for a fun evening excursion, be sure to check out the Silvermoon Drive-in, an authentic drive-in movie theater established in Lakeland in 1948. The Silvermoon has two screens that each show nightly double features – four movies total. Show up early, find a parking spot, and tune into the movie’s sound with your FM radio. The theater also hosts a swap meet every weekend!


The Citrus Connection runs the public transportation system of Lakeland, and consists of numerous bus routes running through Lakeland and surrounding neighborhoods. The bus operates Monday through Saturday, from morning to early evening hours. Seniors 65 years and older as well as disabled individuals can receive discounted fares with proper ID, 50% off the standard price.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Florida

The Manor at Lake Morton, Stone Ledge Manor and Tessera of Brandon are the top rated independent living facilities near Lakeland, Florida. See full list of communities.

There are 146 independent living facilities near Lakeland, Florida. See the full list.

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