The quality of living in Highlands County is second to none. Employment, business and recreation opportunities abound in south-central Florida. Located close to major metropolitan areas, Sebring exudes small-town charm and fellowship, complemented by affordability. Culture and community pride are evident and displayed through our ongoing revitalization projects.
Small-town charm and rural character make Highlands County a wonderful community in which to live, work and raise a family. The focus of Sebring centers on Circle Park in downtown Sebring, a favorite traditional location for many events and activities throughout the year. Lake Placid is known as “The City of Murals” and their lovely downtown area offers numerous activities and shops. Avon Park’s historic downtown area lives up to its name “The City of Charm.” Overall Highlands County is hometown USA through and through, a step back in time to a day when life was simpler. Highlands County is centrally located and is nearly equidistant to the bustling metropolitan hubs of Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Naples and West Palm Beach. Highlands County offers a slower pace of life tempered with a measure of sophistication.
Our County is built around the shores of beautiful lake vistas with numerous parks, as well as historic homes and buildings providing additional opportunities for varied recreation pursuits. Pedestrian paths, hiking trails and bicycle routes abound. Recreation in Highlands County can be enjoyed at over one hundred of our crystal clear area lakes, Arbuckle Creek and the nearby historic Kissimmee River. Public parks and lakes provide family activities such as fishing, water skiing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, standup paddleboarding or just sunbathing on the beach. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy access to 12 championship golf courses. Further information about golf opportunities can be found at www.golfingtheheartland.com.
Life’s simple pleasures make visiting or living in Florida’s “Heartland” a special experience for so many people. The area’s balmy climate, with mild winters, promotes a healthy and comfortable year-round lifestyle. For more information we invite you to look through our comprehensive website at www.sebring.org.