East Polk County is one of the most desirable regions to live and work in the United States. Teeming with lakes and beautiful natural features, it offers plenty of opportunities for those who’ve always dreamed about the waterfront lifestyle. The progressive and historic cities in the area provide plenty of business and employment opportunities, convenient locations, top-rated schools, and some of the best attractions and amenities you can find in all of Florida.
It’s no wonder that successful individuals from all over the country and the world seek to live here – and many of the homes in Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lake Wales, Haines City, Lakeland, and the rest of East Polk County reflect this. The region is home to stunning luxurious properties that are sure to satisfy the most discriminating homeowners.
Waterfront luxury properties
Polk County is home to over 500 lakes – 55 of which are found in Winter Haven alone, with another 40 or so found in Lakeland, encompassing hundreds of miles of shoreline. The lakes in Winter Haven are connected by canals, which allow you to traverse several lakes at one time by boat.
The abundance of water provides plenty of opportunities for waterfront living – and some of the most gorgeous and priciest homes in Polk County can be found by the lakeside. They range from magnificent estates to spacious homes in gated communities, providing you with options to match the lifestyle you desire.
Luxurious waterfront properties in Polk County often come with a private fishing or boating dock, and a swimming pool with a stunning deck for that year-round resort living. Other features include:
- Formal living and dining rooms
- Custom kitchens with top-of-the-line features and finishes
- Game room, entertainment room and/or exercise room
- Landscaped lawns and gardens
Luxury homes in golf communities
With the many lakes in the area and a hilly terrain, East Polk County offers a natural environment for challenging yet visually satisfying golf courses. Exclusive golf communities offer stunning homes with all the creature comforts you seek and exclusive access to some of the best golf courses in the region.
Many of these communities offer several floor plans created by top builders, allowing for various levels of customization. Others are custom homes in a wide variety of gorgeous architectural styles.
Some of these golf community homes come with their own swimming pool. In addition to the golf course, other community facilities offered in these neighborhoods include:
- Swimming pools
- Fitness or exercise centers
- Tennis courts
- 24/7 security
Historical luxury homes
An area steeped in history, the cities in East Polk County are rife with historic homes built from the late 1800s to the 1950s. They come in a wide range of architectural styles that cater to Florida’s sunny climate and gorgeous outdoors. Property types vary from stunning estates to cozy single-family homes. Many are lakefront properties with private swimming pools.
These historical homes feature exquisite details that are difficult to find in modern homes, such as crown moldings, original hardwood floors, doors and cabinetry, intricate ceiling details, cozy lanais and nostalgic porches.
While these timeless details have been preserved, these homes have also been updated with modern fixtures and finishes, and include such features as gourmet kitchens, energy-efficient systems, and state-of-the-art appliances.
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