Lake Wales, Florida

A true gem of Polk County, Florida, the City of Lake Wales lives up to its title –“Crown Jewel of the Ridge.” Built around the glimmering waters of Lake Wailes, and sitting on the highest ground in peninsular Florida, this desirable community of 17,000 people is conveniently positioned within an hour of both Tampa and Orlando. Mayor Eugene Fultz boasts, “We are positioned right in the middle of the state of Florida, at the crossroads of State Road 60 and Highway 27. This is the place that everybody should want to be. You can go to the east coast, or you can go to the Gulf within a reasonable length of time, enjoy yourself, and then get away from all that traffic and craziness and come back to Lake Wales to rest and relax.” AT A GLANCE THE CITY OF LAKE WALES WHAT: A rapidly growing, welcoming community; population 17,000 WHERE: Polk County, Florida WEBSITE: LakeWales, Fl City of “Crown Jewel of the Ridge”