Introduction to Haines City, Florida
Haines City, Florida, in Polk county, is 21 miles E of Lakeland, Florida (center to center) and 52 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Lakeland-Winter Haven metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Haines City History
Originally, Haines City was known as Clay Cut. Early settlers were mainly involved in citrus growing, thus it became their main industry. When the South Florida Railroad arrived near this area, the inhabitants of Clay Cut got the company to build a depot by renaming their city in the honor of Colonel Henry Haines, who was a senior railroad official.
Haines City and Nearby Attractions
- Diamondback Golf Club.
- Southern dunes Golf and Country Club.
- Walt Disney World.
- Posner Park.
Things To Do In Haines City
Haines City lies surrounded by several PGA golf courses, which makes it a great place for golf lovers. Apart from excellent golf courses, there are plenty of tennis courts and facilities for other sporting and recreational activities.
Haines City Transportation
Jack Browns Airport is located in nearby Winter Haven.
Haines City Higher Education
Landmark Baptist College is based in Haines City.