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Old 04-25-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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I am looking into moving and my bf can get a transfer within his company which is located in Bartow. I have been researching, rental costs, school & crime rates but would like to hear from true Floridians. I have children ages 8 & 10 so of course activities for that age are important also. Thanks
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:39 AM
 
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Polk County/Bartow in general isn't the best place for schools which are rated near the bottom of Florida's school districts. If your BF can deal with a 30 minute commute I would very highly recommend considering the Lithia/FishHawk Ranch area in neighboring Hillsborough County, which has A-rated schools and tons of activities for kids in a more family-friendly area.
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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I agree with Kyle or look into Lakeland Highlands area.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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It would be helpful to know your budget. Some desirable areas have added costs and can be quite expensive.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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I live in Lakeland Highlands zip code 33813 schools are very good here.. Don't believe all you hear about Polk County
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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I live in Lakeland Highlands zip code 33813 schools are very good here.. Don't believe all you hear about Polk County
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My mom and sis lived in Eaglebrook (33813, Lakeland Highlands) for years, and it was wonderful.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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I have to second and third Lakeland Highlands. It is a beautiful, family friendly area and a nice place to live.

Do NOT live in Bartow - that place is a pit....
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