Located inland east of the cities of Tampa and Brandon, and west of the city of Lakeland, lies the town of Plant City, Florida. Largely a rural and agricultural community, and home to the annual Strawberry Festival, this area offers some of the best unspoiled, natural features on the Sunshine State peninsula. Though rural, this area has a lot to offer. It's a great location to raise a family on a large parcel of land; and, with a population of only about 38,000, this is ideal for homeowners wanting to preserve their privacy.
Plant City is served by a number of great schools, which include: Bryan Elementary School, Cork Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary Magnet School, Marshall Middle School, Tomlin Middle School, Durant High School, and Plant City High School. Private schools in the area include Faith Christian Academy of Plant City, Evangelical Presbyterian Church Learning Center, and Hope Lutheran School.
<h2>Plant City Real Estate</h2>
The real estate market here is quite stable and most of the homes in the area are single family, though some other property types are available. With an average listing price of $147,500 and a median sales price of $125,000, this is a very affordable location. The price per square foot averages only $73; coupled with a low property tax, it makes Plant City a place that's quite inexpensive to own a home.
<h3>Things to See and Do</h3>
A number of recreational opportunities are available in and around the city. For instance, golf enthusiasts will enjoy the beauty and challenge of some of the best courses in Florida. Popular nearby choices are Walden Lake Golf and Country Club, Golden Lakes Golf Course, The Meadows at CountryWood, Highland Fairways Golf Club, and the Diamond Hill Golf and Country Club.
Shopping is a cinch as there are a number of places to find what you're looking for, such as Lake Walden Square, Strawberry Hill Shopping Center, Collins Park Commons, and Walden Woods Village.
Travel back in time and explore the world of yesteryear at the East Hillsborough Historical Museum, Florida Air Museum, Polk Museum of Art, Explorations V Children's Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Tampa Museum of Art.
Being ideally located, the dining, nightlife, entertainment, and energy of Tampa and Orlando are just a short drive away. Climb aboard a roller coaster or experience the magic of the movies coming to life. Enjoy a live show or take in the best the performing arts has to offer.
With such a great location and wonderful weather, Plant City is a perfect place to call home.