Area Residents and Visitors Guide


The City’s slogan “Progressive Vision, Vintage Charm” describes Lake Wales’ conscious commitment to its rich architectural and cultural heritage while creating an environment conducive to economic growth.

Because of the area’s rich soil and warm climate, citrus has been a major contributor to the local economy since the earliest days of the City. The area also has been successful in attracting light manufacturing, construction, and electronics firms. In addition, major retailers and hotel chains have begun to locate facilities throughout the City.

Geographically centered in the state, and at the intersection of two major highways, Lake Wales is one of the most desirable locations in Florida. Approximately 8 million people — half of Florida’s population — reside within a 100-mile radius.