Lakeland is situated along the I-4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando and is home to Florida Polytechnic University, Polk Community College and Florida Southern College. The largest city in Polk County is undergoing a major transformation of its downtown area into one that appeals to seekers of today's urban lifestyle. Just over 100,000 residents enjoy an eclectic mix of neighborhoods and housing that runs the gamut from mobile homes to millionaire mansions.

Feature Story Amanda Kabak, author of Upended

Book excerpt: Upended by Amanda Kabak

Feature Story Census 2020

Make it count: How Census 2020 benefits the Tampa Bay Area

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