Retire in Lake Wales, FL

Livability Score
43
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
14665
Median Househould Income
35785
Median Age
35.5
65 Years and Over
3244
Median Home Value
108300
Unemployed
1100
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Krazy Greek

Had the OOFO Chicken Sandwich and my husband had the Gyro Platter we also got a side of Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and loved every bite. Their...

2. Saigon Garden

Great Vietnamese food. Healthy. The real deal Nice people running the place. I've been there three or four times

3. L'incontro

Good food here. Good chicken parm and good salad Also the dessert was good, we had the creme brûlée. Very enjoyable meal. The place is very loud when the...

4. Harry's Old Place

holy crab balls batman! the food is awesome, yummy, delicious, and real. i love this place!

5. Crazy Fish Bar & Grill

What a gem of a restaurant. Fried spinach. Not breaded. The green leaves, fried. It is the oddest appetizer I have ever seen or tasted. It has a casual...

Golf
1. Villas of Grand Cypress Orlando

This review is about two months late, better late than never. We have been staying here a couple of times a year for over a decade. So it goes without...

2. Fantasia Gardens

Most people don't know about this mini-putt course, but happened across it because it is across from the Swan Hotel. I am so glad we stopped in here!...

3. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club

Had a great experience here today. Excellent range and course. People were really nice and welcoming too!

4. ChampionsGate Golf Club

This place is a great place to play. I have only played the International course but many say it is the better of the two. The clubhouse was well...

5. Shingle Creek Golf Club

Hello Yelpers. This is a beautiful place. Where do I start. This was my weekend getaway for some girl time with my best friend. All I can say is...

Active
1. West Coast Kayaks & Paddleboards

Just purchased our first paddle board and accessories for my wife's birthday. As a newbie, I had a lot of questions. Both Ryan and Jill answered all my...

2. Cypress Campground & RV Park

Another successful Camping trip at our Winter Haven favorite spot, Cypress Campground. Where everyone can play like a kid! We have been bringing our...

3. Legoland Florida

I'm writing a Yelp review: Entirely Kid-Focused: Legoland Hotel is just steps from Legoland and the Legoland Water Park. There are lots of kid activities...

4. Action Paintball

We've been to Action Paintball for Laser Tag twice. Both times we had teams of 8 to 9 people and we had games lasting 2 hours. You go from field to field...

5. Florida Skydiving Center

Great locations for jumps: 1 hour south of Orlando. They have an indoor packing area. Gear store sells also used gear. Nice people. Highly recommended.

Arts
1. The Shallow Grave

This is my favorite haunt in the Tampa Bay Area and I definitely make sure to visit here every year they also have a Valentines weekend outing. Parking is...

2. Bok Tower Gardens

It is truly a beautiful garden!  There are places to picnic and Florida's own version of rolling hills are in sight.  My wife and I didn't do any of the...

3. Mixon Fruit Farms

We had an awesome time here! For $5 a person (or $3 if you do the tour too)There's a water slide, bounce house, sandbox, slide,giant chess and other yard...

4. Florida's Natural Growers Grove House

We love stopping here with visiting family and friends. True it isnt a factory tour but there is a wealth of information about Orange and other citrus...

5. Grape Expectations

One of a kind in Winter Haven! A great, cozy place with a big variety of wine choices and nice service. If you're a wine or beer fan, I would say that...

Shopping
1. Publix Super Markets

Like most Publix in the State of Florida, this one is great. It is clean, organized, with friendly service personnel. Three of my favorite things about...

2. Walmart Supercenter

I know some of these reviews are not the best. But, the employees at this Walmart are very helpful, and one thing I notice is that most have smiling faces !...

3. Walmart Supercenter

Way better than our old Wal Marts!! People at this location and are friendly and helpful. Store is clean. The layout is a little different then I'm used to,...

4. Lori Draper's New & Used Furniture

Love this place! It is a treasure trove of fun and unique things. Everyone there is very helpful. Great shop!

5. Wirt's Point Nursery

I bought a Bay Rum tree and it has thrived. Doing quite well. The spiral whitefly like it also , so keeping a close eye on them . Recommend this place for...

Health
1. Act Now Wellness Center

My boyfriend grew up with a food phobia and Danny was able to help open his mind to new foods. Danny is very helpful, intelligent, and informative and has a...

2. Dental Solutions of Winter Haven

Our experience with Dental Solutions of Winter Haven and particularly Dr. Cruz was fantastic. My elderly mother recently broke her molar and was in...

3. Florida Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers

I had a small pink spot on the bridge of my nose for a couple of months which concerned me. I asked my neighbors if they would recommend a dermatologist....

4. Winter Haven Women's Hospital

GF had a procedure at this facility. The entire staff was so totally accommodating. They made both patient and visitors feel welcome. Special thanks go out...

5. Dee Pullen, doula

This amazing woman will always have a place in my heart because of her love, prayers, and comfort through out my labor and birth with our son. She helped...

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