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Winter Haven, best known as home of the Cypress Gardens theme park, is a small city in central Florida less than 50 miles from Orlando.

Winter Haven has 50 fresh-water lakes within its city limits, many of which are connected by a system of navigable canals. The Chain of Lakes are a beautiful playground for wildlife and provide an almost unlimited source of water-based recreation for visitors and residents.

Winter Haven, Florida
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Among the GreatPlacesToRetire.com survey of cities, Winter Haven ranks high in home energy use, home sales price and demographic diversity. Winter Haven ranks low in family income and water quality.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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