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Entertainment, shops, dining, and water—for a first-time home buyer Winter Haven definitely lives up to the latter part of its name, and according to Forbes, it’s also a hot destination for those looking to make the leap from renting to homeowning in 2018!
With a 7.00% price growth, this city with heart and history ranks 5th on Realtor.com’s list of ‘Top 100 Largest U.S. Metros Ranked by Forecasted 2018 Sales Growth’. Known for its location near the Chain of Lakes, as well as being the place where Publix supermarkets began, if you’re looking for a community where neighbors are friendly and there is always something to do, this could be the perfect place for you to call home.
Buying a home in a growing city like Winter Haven will not only provide your family with a great location to live and create memories, but also provide the opportunity to benefit from the positive changes that come with purchasing in a steadily inclining market.
Continue reading to find out why Winter Haven has been named one of this year’s hot home-buying markets:
Intimate Feel with Plenty of Options
Residents of Winter Haven seem to agree that the area is small enough to give you the little city feel, but has a big city heart. If you’re looking for a night out, you can catch a show at the Theatre Winter Haven, or go out to eat at one of the area’s highly rated restaurants, like Harry’s Old Place or Harborside Restaurant.
Looking for a slightly larger adventure? You’re in luck—Winter Haven is centrally located between Orlando and Tampa, and convenient to two international airports. The lifestyle you choose to live in this city where variety meets affordability is completely up to you.
Fun Times for The Family
When you’ve got Disney World, the world’s largest Legoland, Universal Studios, Sea World and more all within a short driving distance, it makes it easy to see why Winter Haven is such a prime location for families. In addition to all the fun parks that are nearby, the city is also a great one for sports fans—it’s best known for water skiing and baseball. There have even been a few Olympic gold medalists who grew up there, so if anyone in the family has athletic aspirations, you’ll be living in the right place.
Winter Haven is known as the “Chain of Lakes City” because within its borders are 50 lakes, including the famous Chain of Lakes. If you enjoy boating, fishing, and water sports, you’ll be glad you decided to call Winter Haven home.
When you make the leap from renting to owning at St. James Crossing, you’ll enjoy living in little city that with a big city heart, has plenty of fun options for your family to create memories together, and take pride in being a homeowner in the best setting for you and your loved ones.