A small city located in the epicenter of inland Florida, Davenport is in Polk County, an area that is experiencing massive population growth and an economic boom. With this explosion, the housing market has also grown by leaps and bounds, and Davenport is home to a range of different housing styles, from modest two-bedroom beginner ranches to fully featured, three and four-story American dream homes with a Spanish architectural flair. Davenport homes represent the best of unique small-town Florida.
In its place as a tiny suburb of the Winter Haven-Lakeland metropolitan area, Davenport is not only witnessing major growth but also watching as both Winter Haven and Lakeland expand in their commercial and residential areas. As they grow, the communities and subdivisions of Davenport are seeing plenty of new faces. Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Davenport include City Center, Loughman and Citrus Ridge. Highly sought after residential roads that populate the district include Minute Maid Road, Osceola Polk Line Road, and Holly Hill Drive. Within its city limits, Davenport enjoys low crime rates and a low cost of living. With a square mileage of less than 2, Davenport packs quite a lot into its small area, including green spaces, wide roads, and, of course, the characteristic palm trees that grow throughout Florida.
With the convenience of Interstate 4 and US Highway 17/92 at its fingertips, Davenport offers employment opportunities to both commuters and those who desire to stay in town to work. While northeast Polk County, which contains Davenport, used to revolve around the Circus World Amusement Park, that attraction was replaced by the Boardwalk and Baseball park, which served Davenport with the nickname of ‘Baseball City’. However, the stadium has now been developed into Posner Park, an outdoor mega mall that offers plentiful retail and commercial shopping ventures to residents and visitors. Government, education, and health jobs also support the economy of the area.