Is Haines City The Right Place For You?
Centered in the fast-growing northeast section of Polk County, Haines City is a city on the move and on the rise. This city of 18,916 residents has resilient sunny weather that keeps visitors coming back and residents smiling. For those looking for the perfect location for winter vacations or for residencies in the Orlando Metropolitan area, Haines City has a wide variety of housing options such as condos, apartments, new subdivisions, classic lake-front homes, ranch estates, and quiet downtown neighborhoods. That’s just the beginning of what this wonderful city has to offer its citizens and visitors.
A More Relaxed And Hometown Style
Located in the southwest portion of the Orlando Metropolitan area, Haines City provides quick and easy access to Disney World, SeaWorld, and all the sites and sounds that Orlando has to offer. For those that enjoy a more relaxed and hometown style approach to their leisure, Haines City has pristine lakes available for swimming, fishing, and boating, and the city is currently developing two city parks and an auditorium for the benefit of all of Haines City. Do you enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables? How about local arts and crafts? Downtown Haines City hosts the local Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 8:00AM to 2:00PM. And with tourism becoming one of the area’s top economic engines, Haines City has been the location of some of Metro Orlando’s most explosive growth.
Estimated To Continue Rapid Growth
The area has been growing rapidly, and is estimated to continue to grow at a rate of 10% or higher every year for the next several years. New residential areas have been springing up around the city. One example that has recently been completed is Southern Dunes, a golf and country club on the outside of town that contains both vacation and residential homes. In terms of transportation, the city has put several road improvements and expansions in the works to accommodate population growth, and a new railway spur has been completed that connects Haines City to the CSX. Two major retail developments will soon bring shopping closer to home, while revitalization of historic downtown continues with renovations and utility upgrades that will help keep businesses strong while preserving the community’s heritage.
A Family Friendly City With Low Cost Of Living
Demographically, Haines City is relatively young, with a median age is 34 and 62.5% of the population being under the age of 45. The area is family friendly with a below national average cost of living and access to quality public schools, as well as several private and charter school options. A remote USF (University of South Florida) campus, located just outside the city limits, will offer Applied Technology programs once it is completed in Fall 2009. In terms of medical care, the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center’s northeast Polk County location is close and convenient for both residents and visitors of Haines City.
Real Estate Opportunities Have Never Been Better
Opportunities for getting a residential or vacation home at a good price have never been better for Haines City. Many real estate developers in the area are working on preconstruction homes, and getting in on the ground floor of these developments will allow the buyer to lock in their price and watch values rise as the development is completed. Current homes in Haines City are available at substantially lower prices due to the housing fallout, but prices and values are back on the rise, and buying low right now would be a wise investment move as the buyer would watch their home value rise above purchase price as the economy recovers. Haines City’s rapid population growth and development would also mean that all homes in the area stand to benefit from value increases as the city grows. Buying a residential or vacation home in Haines City now will lay the foundation for a wise property investment that will give the homeowner piece of mind for the years to come.
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Listing information last updated on June 19th, 2013 at 11:55pm.
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