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MAID IN AMERICA

Lake Wales, FL

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Aug 10, 2012
 

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TNjustice71 wrote:
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.
and YOU live in the QUEEN CITY and are complaining about HIGH CRIME here!!!!????..There are way MORE hookers,coons,creeps,and assorted other HUMAN CREATURES where you are, than will EVER be, in this small burg...Could it be that YOU are ONE of those UNDESIRABLES ,that you describe in your blog about our ~fair city~...and YOU got yourself into trouble...and instead of the ~KEY to the City~ they showed you the DOOR and gave you the BOOT!!!...well...if so, then expect to get booted OUT of Charlotte...They don't need any more problems either!!!
MAID IN AMERICA

Lake Wales, FL

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Aug 11, 2012
 

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PTOMOM wrote:
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....
FIRST...YOU need to learn to spell...and I am DEEPLY sorry your life is in the TOILET...DON'T blame Lakeland...The WHOLE country is in a DEPRESSED ECONOMIC STATE...DUH!!!!...and as for your family...Have you ever sat back and thought about what KEEPS them from succeeding in life????
Herbyboy

Libertyville, IL

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Aug 29, 2012
 

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MAID IN AMERICA wrote:
My advice is:..In ANY city,town or burg, if you see a street sign that says Martin luther King on it...Hit the gas and keep driving...far away!!!!
LOL. Interesting comment. Food for thought.
hillbillyhunter

Beverly Hills, FL

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Sep 1, 2012
 

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MAID IN AMERICA wrote:
<quoted text>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!!!!
this person cant be serious.?! then again another thing ive noticed thats made in america in great abundance polk county in fact being #1 in the world is big dumb knuckle dragging barnyard type animals also known as most of its local county residents. i gotta freakin move outta this pathetic county asap!!!
Lakeland

Cookeville, TN

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Sep 1, 2012
 

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I grew up in Lakeland in the late 60's and 70's, lived there after I got married but we moved in 1991. I went back to visit in early 2000 and it had changed in some areas. I grew up on the north side, Gibsonia, absolutely great area at the time. Later after marriage moved to the west side, boy did that side of town get rough. I don't think I could live there now. But a lot of great memories.
Lookinferwerk

Norrköping, Sweden

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Sep 7, 2012
 

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I am on publik asistance at presant and got five yunguns. I unerstand that there is plentee of werk in Florada rite now. Is their eny programms what can help me get their an get a jobb. I am livin in Mishikan rite now an it shure is kold. I wood shure lyke to be livin at a hotter klimat.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeland, FL

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Sep 8, 2012
 

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Lookinferwerk wrote:
I am on publik asistance at presant and got five yunguns. I unerstand that there is plentee of werk in Florada rite now. Is their eny programms what can help me get their an get a jobb. I am livin in Mishikan rite now an it shure is kold. I wood shure lyke to be livin at a hotter klimat.
I'd suggest an English course.
Taylor

Hendersonville, TN

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Sep 9, 2012
 

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That place sucks.
Lois

Bartow, FL

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#30
Oct 19, 2012
 
If it was someplace besides Polk County, yes.
Living in Lakeland

Lakeland, FL

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#31
Nov 22, 2012
 
I have lived here for 15 years and my family and I are currently looking to move out of Lakeland. It is nice, we own two homes here, however, it is not the same when my children were younger. Downtown is nice, the lakes are nice but I am ready for the mountain view. I would not move here.
Alec

Lakeland, FL

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#32
Dec 2, 2012
 
I can attest to the burning of stuff Iddy. Seems the last few days these yahoos who live in my community burn stuff like no one else lives around them. Yeah, that means you that live near Fleetwing on Combee Road. Idiots!
Ellis

Lakeland, FL

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Feb 14, 2013
 

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Just stay away from the subdivisions all along Combee Road and you will be fine. From Combee to Bonnie Drive and Back To Crystal Lake and Main Street. Unless you want to lean hoodie, spanish and in-bred life styles.

Will the last middle class educated tax paying none junk collecting, none pants hanging below your ass and none Spanish jabbering person in the Meadow Lane subdivision you leave (fleeing under duress and invasion) please bring the flag...
AnnieA

Lake Wales, FL

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#35
Feb 15, 2013
 
I have a person that works with me that lived just off Combee Rd and she was fine with it. Loved her little house and said if you didn't bother with other people, nobody bothered you. I don't know. There are bad areas everywhere. Here in Florida, you can have a nice homes next to trailer parks. Why is that when you have an area decline and be composed of older homes, the next group of tenants to move in really drag the place down. That speaks to the type of people who are just trashy, no matter where they are. Polk County is no different. We are still coming out being a very rural county. Not too long ago, Polk County was one of the largest citrus and cattle producing areas in the USA so, there was a lot of old money and lower class workers, medium sized middle class. So, give us some time, please, so we can become an ubanized cesspool.
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#36
Feb 16, 2013
 
I have been living in lakeland for 15 years. If anyone wants to live in lakeland I highly recommend south lakeland or highland city area where descent people live . Stay away from the north side. North lakeland full of druggy people usually black people who steal everything from you and shoot you and take your car. I had my phone stolen and I had to track it with icloud and go to the ghetto to get it back. I'm glad I'm still alive lol.
exmorgantowngal

Beckley, WV

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Mar 3, 2013
 
We're from Beckley WV, my husband is a general foreman for Amec/Kamtech and will be working on the Tyco Plant in Mulberry Fla/Plant City.... Since I've been reading all the replies for Lakeland, I would like to know where the closest, safest place would be for us to live for the next 8 to 12 months even if its a longer drive from Lakeland.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Tampa, FL

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Mar 4, 2013
 
exmorgantowngal wrote:
We're from Beckley WV, my husband is a general foreman for Amec/Kamtech and will be working on the Tyco Plant in Mulberry Fla/Plant City.... Since I've been reading all the replies for Lakeland, I would like to know where the closest, safest place would be for us to live for the next 8 to 12 months even if its a longer drive from Lakeland.
South Lakeland is a newer area and probably a good choice. Just a few miles north of Mulberry and about 7 or 8 east of Plant City.
Beck

Lakeland, FL

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#39
Mar 7, 2013
 
[QUOTE who="AnnieA" Loved her little house and said if you didn't bother with other people, nobody bothered you. I don't know.[/QUOTE]

This why community standards are going to hell. No one wants to stand up to the problems and just be pacifists! When they start making issues what do you do? "Oh, I am OK with it as long as you don't come over here!" Bull ***!
JLendo

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#40
Mar 8, 2013
 
Just thought I would comment since there are so many people trashing Lakeland.. Lakeland has some bad areas just like most places but there are a lot of great neighborhoods South & around the lakes and downtown that are beautiful.. Publix is headquartered there and Rooms to go and Geico have a lot of jobs close by.. There are a lot of million dollar homes and high end neighborhoods in Lakeland so please disregard the idiots that say the whole town is hoodrats and white trash...The schools arent terrible and there are good private schools you can send kids too...
Haters Gonna Hate

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Mar 8, 2013
 
Parking lot on I4 again. Another accident, I am guessing. East of exit 48.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeland, FL

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#42
Mar 9, 2013
 
JLendo wrote:
Just thought I would comment since there are so many people trashing Lakeland.. Lakeland has some bad areas just like most places but there are a lot of great neighborhoods South & around the lakes and downtown that are beautiful.. Publix is headquartered there and Rooms to go and Geico have a lot of jobs close by.. There are a lot of million dollar homes and high end neighborhoods in Lakeland so please disregard the idiots that say the whole town is hoodrats and white trash...The schools arent terrible and there are good private schools you can send kids too...
Agreed.

IP in Philly? I grew up there.

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