Polk County Real Estate


Polk County Real Estate

Polk County Cities & Municipalities

Achan
Agicola
Alcoma
Armour
Auburndale
Babson Park
Bartow
Bereah
Berry
Bonnie
Bradley
Brewster
Carters Corner
Clear Springs
Connersville
Conshal
Cox Corner
Crooked Lake Park
Cypress Gardens
Davenport
Diamond
Dundee
Eagle Lake
Eastwood
Eaton Park
Eloise
Eloise Woods
Eva
Ewell Fedhaven
Florence Villa
Floritan
Fort Meade
Fountain Heights
Fox Town
Frostproof
Fuller Heights
Fussells Corner
Gall
Galloway
Gibsonia
Gordonville
Junction Green Bay
Griffin
Haines City
Hesperides
Highland City
Highland Park
Hillcrest Heights
Holiday Manor
Homeland
Imperial Lakes
Independent
Indian Lake Estates
Inwood
Jan-Phyl Village
Jones Corner
Joydon Kathleen
Kingsford
Kossuthville
Lake Alfred
Lake Garfield
Lake Hamilton
Lake of the Hills
Lake Wales
Lakeland
Loughman
Lucerne Park
Lyle Corner
Lynchburg
Mammoth
Maxcy
Medulla
Millard
Mineco
Mountain Lake
Mulberry
Mule Island
Nalcrest
Nichols
Noralyn
Oak Dale
Oak Ridge
Oak Terrace
Orangedale
Pebbledale
Pembroke
Pierce
Pine Dale
Poinciana
Poinsettia Park
Polk City
Poyner
Prairie Junction
Providence
Rawls Park
Ridgewood
Rock Ridge
Rockland
Rockland Junction
Rolling Hills
Roux Quarters
Royster
Quarters Sandland
Socrum
South Mulberry
Sunray Deli Estates
Station Tancrede
Tenoroc
Tiger Bay
Tiote
Tolson
Tranquility Park
Wahneta
Waverly
West Frostproof
West Polk
West Scenic Park
Willow Oak
Winston
Winter Haven
Withla
Wolfolk

During the 1800s, settlers battled the Seminole Indians for control of the area, with the settlers eventually winning, but not without major casulties. When the indian threat was settled, the county was created by the Florida Legislature in 1861, by taking portions of Brevard and Hillsborough Counties, and naming it for the 11th president, James K Polk.

The county seat was established by Jacob Summerlin, a wealth cattle baron, who selected Fort Blount which was on property he owned. The gave the county the property and a building for the seat. At the same time, the Civil War began, causing the growth of the area to stagnate. The area could produce large amounts of citrus, strawberries, and cattle, but had no way to get them to major markets.

With the introduction of the railroad in 1885, Polk could get it's products to market and the area began to flourish. A major product of the area, phosphate, was now able to be shipped.

Phosphate, a major comonent of ferilizer, was formed here when the area was in shallow water, 10 million years ago, and fish and shellfish deposits built up. Goods and building material could now be imported, as well.

The county grew slowly until World War II, when military training facilities were built, bring young men to the area. After the war, many stayed, and the facilities were converted to housing and civilian airfields.

Today, tourism is a major draw to the area, with world famous attractions such as Cypress Gardens, and Bok Tower leading the way. Polk County is now an area with many lakes, orange groves, small towns, and commercial centers. Located between Orlando and Tampa, the area is experiencing more growth than ever in it's past.




Gene Brown
Gene Brown
Sales Executive