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City of Lake Wales, Florida Economic Development Department
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The City of Lake Wales is located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 27 and State Road 60.

U.S. Hwy. 27 links Lake Wales to Miami (190 miles to the south) and I-4 (28 miles to the north) which runs through the main growth corridor in Central Florida connecting Orlando and Tampa.

State Road 60 provides access to Tampa and to the central and southeast coast of Florida via the Florida Turnpike. The following is the mileage from Lake Wales to other major highways.

State Road 60
Tampa - 56 miles
Vero Beach (I-95) - 78 miles
Brandon (I-75) - 48 miles
Turnpike - 50 miles
U.S. Highway 27
Turnpike - 61 miles
Haines City (I-4) - 28 miles


CSX serves all of the region. There is more rail in Polk County than anywhere else in the state. Several spur lines are located in and around the City of Lake Wales.


Two of the world's busiest international airports are available to Lake Wales.

Orlando International Airport
50 Miles
31 Airlines
750 Flights Per Day
Tampa International Airport
63 Miles
25 Airlines
430 Flights Per Day


The Port of Tampa, the 7th largest in the United States, is only 25 miles from Polk County and includes the country's largest dockside cold storage facility. To the south, Port Manatee connects to Polk County's CSX railroad which includes 10 truck lines, 6 custom brokers, 4 international banks, and 3.6 million barrels of liquid storage.

Visit the website of our new 165-acre Longleaf Business Park. For information about the Business Park and other economic development opportunities in Lake Wales, Florida, contact the Lake Wales Economic Development Council at (863) 676-3445 or send e-mail inquiries

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