Once coined "Florida's Best Town", Lakeland is centrally located in Florida near Tampa. Lakeland is best known for the myriad of fruit fields one can find, especially its many citrus groves and strawberry fields. Here, visitors can try a taste of delicious strawberry shortcake or a freshly made strawberry milkshake. Lakeland is a growing city that maintains that 'small town' feel. This scenic city is comprised of dozens of lakes that most of the town's structural buildings, classy hotels, and other attractions are built around.
Authors Lynn M. Holman and Thomas Reilly lead readers on a journey through the Lakeland of yesterday and today through photographs drawn largely from local archives.
Did you know that Lakeland offers the largest single site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world? Lots of outdoor activities abound including spring training for the Detroit Tigers in 'Tigertown' aka Lakeland. There's much to enjoy in Lakeland. A few years ago, Money magazine dubbed Lakeland the tenth "Best Place to Live" among medium-sized cities in the South. Lakeland, as in 1905, seems to have earned their title as "Florida's Best Town."
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