Introduction to Auburndale, Florida
Auburndale, Florida, in Polk county, is 10 miles E of Lakeland, Florida (center to center) and 41 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Lakeland - Winter Haven metropolitan area. Auburndale contains a population of approximately 11,032.
In 1873 John Ledue was the first to settle on the Lake Ariana region of Auburndale. The railroad through the area was completed in the early 1884. In July of 1884, Auburndale received its name. However, the city experienced two devastating fires in 1913 and 1915. In 1920 Auburndale was incorporated with several picturesque Spanish style structures and during the late 1940s and '50s the city took many steps for its improvement and growth.
Auburndale and nearby Attractions
- City Park
- Lake Wales Museum
- Lake Stella
- Auburndale Trail
Things To Do In Auburndale
Auburndale is a quiet city that comes with ‘hometown quality.’ You can take a stroll through the downtown area that offers several shopping and dinning options. The city also features a softball and soccer complex in addition to 8 tennis courts, 18 shuffleboard courts, 6 basketball half courts and 10 outside racquetball courts.
General air travel services are obtained from Tampa International Airport.
Auburndale Higher Education
Nearby Winter Haven provides adult education at Polk Community College.