Located in the heart of Florida within easy driving distance of Orlando, FL, Haines City, Florida is dotted with lakes and small bodies of water. Within the Polk County school district are several larger homes for sale build in the early 2000s. Closer to the center of the city are 2-3 bedroom houses in the mid $100,000 range. The Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club has two and three bedroom homes for sale that are between $180,000 and $250,000 to over $300,000 for a six bedroom home on the golf course.
Residents of Haines City enjoy a variety of dining and entertainment options. In addition to being close to Orlando with its numerous theme parks and attractions, the city itself offers cinemas, dining options with flavors from Spain, Mexico, and home-style southern food. Haines City is also the location of the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. In Lake Eva Park, a beautiful waterfront banquet hall, concert venue, aquatic center, playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts. Residents can access the local library and a bustling community center with programming, classes, camps and facilities for families and all residents young or old.
Shopping opportunities abound in Haines City with diverse shopping options at the Bealls Outlet, Heart of Florida Shopping Center and Haines City mall. These shopping centers feature numerous department stores and clothing and shoe retailers. Locals have access to Winn-Dixie and Wal-Mart among others for groceries and sundry items. Residents near Lake Tracy and Lake Elsie are centrally located and have access to the most shopping options, while those living farther out near Marion Road and highway 17 will have a quick jaunt into town for their shopping needs. Residents can get fresh produce and food at the local farmer’s market. Mild year-round weather make for excellent chances for golfing at the numerous nearby golf courses while the waterways offer outdoor fun such as canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.