Is lakeland a nice place to live?

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Apr 11, 2012
 
I am planning on moving to florida or south carolina, and was wondering if Lakeland is a nice place to live? I will be working at R&L carriers and need to be within 30 minutes driving distance/time of there. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Apr 20, 2012
 
Lakeland can be a great place to live.... or a bad place to live. Really depends on you. Yarborough Ln in Lakeland is a quiet area with little trouble and crime although not all of Lakeland is like that.
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Apr 20, 2012
 
If you can afford the property taxes, home owners insurance increases every year and power bill it can be great.
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If you like meth,crack and the chance of being shot it's GREAT!!!
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Apr 30, 2012
 
Miss Home wrote:
Lakeland can be a great place to live.... or a bad place to live. Really depends on you. Yarborough Ln in Lakeland is a quiet area with little trouble and crime although not all of Lakeland is like that.
HOW do YOU know about Yarborough Lane if you LIVE in LA??????
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Tom wrote:
I am planning on moving to florida or south carolina, and was wondering if Lakeland is a nice place to live? I will be working at R&L carriers and need to be within 30 minutes driving distance/time of there. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Do NOT move to either place if you INTEND to bring your BAD LIFESTYLES and LIBERAL IDEALS with you...We have seen ENOUGH of those kind of BIRDS that have flown here!!!!...and ..ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!!!
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George wrote:
If you like meth,crack and the chance of being shot it's GREAT!!!
ONLY someone who is FROM the HOOD can make those kinds of VILE STATEMENTS....
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<quoted text>ONLY someone who is FROM the HOOD can make those kinds of VILE STATEMENTS....
I lived in North Lakeland for 28yrs although I have many friends and memories from Lakeland, the best thing I ever did was move my family out of there.. You might take my statement as "Vile" but it's the truth ALL of Lakeland has turned into the hood!! Just look around
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May 1, 2012
 
what part of miss home are you not comprehending? i used to live there. i loved it. alot of my childhood was spent there. and ive been back a few times. all ive notice is a change in how people drive.

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I'll have to disagree with George. I've lived in Lakeland for 7 years now (13 years in Tampa) and though it does have it's rough spots, it is nowhere near 'the hood'. I grew up in Philadelphia. Now that's the hood! Lakeland isn't even close.

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I never lived there but I grew up visiting a relative that lived in the next town over and we would go into Lakeland sometimes. Pretty trashy looking, overall. There may be a few nice little streets, but, even if you lived there, who wants to drive around a place that looks like crap? If you like for things around you to look nice and neat and upscale; no. If you are okay with things looking somewhat disorganized and disheveled; you'll do fine. That may sound snobby but it's the honest truth. Usually when people ask these types of questions, they are looking for some real truth so there it is.
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George wrote:
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I lived in North Lakeland for 28yrs although I have many friends and memories from Lakeland, the best thing I ever did was move my family out of there.. You might take my statement as "Vile" but it's the truth ALL of Lakeland has turned into the hood!! Just look around
I NEVER look or drive around in the HOOD...that area is for the HOODsters and HOODlums...Is THAT where you lived and WHAT you are???????

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I never lived there but I grew up visiting a relative that lived in the next town over and we would go into Lakeland sometimes. Pretty trashy looking, overall. There may be a few nice little streets, but, even if you lived there, who wants to drive around a place that looks like crap? If you like for things around you to look nice and neat and upscale; no. If you are okay with things looking somewhat disorganized and disheveled; you'll do fine. That may sound snobby but it's the honest truth. Usually when people ask these types of questions, they are looking for some real truth so there it is.
Oh, you *visited*. OK then.
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May 7, 2012
 
i like lkld and love bartow

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Yep. Sure, did. That is all you have to do if you are basing a liking to something cosmetically. Like I said before, if looking organized and pretty is a concern...probably wouldn't want to go there. If it's not....you might be okay. Don't shoot the messenger. It is what it is.
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May 7, 2012
 
whats it like in bartow

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I wouldn't recomend Lakeland to anyone. I grew up in that toilet. It is a bad place to raise children, the Polk co school system is and has always been a joke nation wide and the drug issues know no boundaries there. So as long as your ok with high crime rate, drugs, stepping over homeless people, hookers and trailor trash rednecks. Then hey Lakeland is the place for you.

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Lakeland is a nice centralized place located btw Orlando and Tampa, life is what you make it here... I hear people all the time saying there moving out of Polk county even some of my family has re located but I'm fine ... You are who you hang around with so pick your friends wisely and you will be fine!
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If you can stand the smoke and burning of stuff all the time it's OK. Just make sure you have a oxygen tank and mask with you.

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I don't understand the comments where people are judging that they are nuts, or clueless or wrong. Everything that has been said here, is corret. There may be a few neighborhoods that aren't crime-ridden, but the fact is, it's an older styled town. Nothing there is newer looking....unless there has been a complete renovation in the last 7 or 8 years. I grew up going there one a year every year. I have family there and they aren't really any big success stories coming out of there. It's natural to be defensive of where you live, but I can't believe that anyone could say with a strait face that it's a "great plae to live." Don't lie....

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