Winter Haven Florida Homes For Sale

Almost directly between the major cities of Orlando and Tampa is Winter Haven. As the name suggests, Winter Haven was once a winter getaway for visitors from the rest of the United States, but now most of its residents enjoy the warm weather and live year-round in the area.

Close to plenty of big city attractions, but offering affordable real estate and a charming atmosphere, it is easy to see why people fall in love with life in Winter Haven.

Get the Facts About Winter Haven, Florida

Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County, Florida. It is just minutes from the city of Lakeland, and it is under an hour from even bigger cities like Tampa to west and Orlando to the east.

The total population of Winter Haven, as of the 2012 census, was 33,000. Prior to settlement of the Spanish in the Sunshine State in the 16th century, the region was primarily inhabited by the Timucua and Calusa.

The very first Publix supermarket was founded in Winter Haven in 1930, and the popular chain remains a strong presence and major employer in the region.

Winter Haven's Local School System

All of the public schools located in Winter Haven are operated by the Polk County Public School System. Residents have access to a dozen elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.

Polk County Public Schools require elementary and middle school students to wear a basic uniform, which has been successful in improving the focus and modesty of students. Residents will also have access to several private schools, preparatory academies and even Polk State College, where some high school students take advanced classes for college credit.

Why Residents Love Winter Haven

One of the biggest reasons to fall in love with Winter Haven is because the city boasts over 50 lakes. Notably, the Chain of Lakes links up several lakes, creating a larger area for boating and waterskiing. Lakes are also major bird watching areas, drawing in visitors from around the world. Many individuals opt to move to Winter Haven because it allows for commuting to a number of major urban areas. Whether you work in Lakeland, Tampa or Orlando, you can easily make the drive each day.

While the jobs, amenities and attractions of these big urban areas are nearby, Winter Haven still has a small town feel. In addition, Winter Haven property prices are incredibly affordable, making it the ideal place for those on a budget or simply those who want to get as much house as possible for their money.

Whatever the season, Winter Haven is a wonderful place to reside. Whether you're raising a family, you love water sports or you just want a warm, scenic spot to call home, Winter Haven is the answer.

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  • $3,750,000
  • Multi-Family
  • L4720940

There Are 250 Acres Portioned Out From 4 Parcels (27-29-19-000000-012020, 27-29-20-000000-032020, 27-29-29-000000-031000, 27-29-30-000000-011010) Totaling About 700 Feet Of Frontage On 425 Acre Lake... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty
  • $3,300,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,509
  • 3
  • 8,150
  • 1998
  • P4716426

The Property You Are Inquiring About Is Located In Winter Haven, Fl In The Country Club Area Of Polk County. This Is A Very Special Property. Enchanting Elegance Is Descriptive Of This Stunning Home... Read More

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Courtesy of Brokers Realty Of Central Flor
  • $2,250,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 7
  • 7,206
  • 5
  • 2007
  • Osprey Estates
  • P4712627

New Price, Perfect Opportunity To Own One Of Central Florida’s Most Exceptional Residences! Offering 3.4 Waterfront Acres On Winter Haven’s Chain Of Lakes, 7,200 Square Feet Of Elegant Living... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Of Wh
  • $1,795,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 10,000
  • 8
  • 11,607
  • 2000
  • Wyndham At Lake Winterset
  • P4716386

The Property You Are Inquiring About Is Located In Winter Haven, Fl In The Wyndham Area Of Polk County. This Is A Real Exclusive Builder Built Home! It Has A Quality Of Construction That Is Rare. Be... Read More

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Courtesy of Brokers Realty Of Central Flor
  • $1,600,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 5,400
  • 6
  • 7,395
  • 1989
  • Gaines Cove
  • P4715625

The Property You Are Inquiring About Is Located In Winter Haven, Fl In The Gaines Cove Area Of Polk County. This Is A Very Beautiful, Traditional 3 Story Pool Home, With 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, And Over... Read More

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Courtesy of Brokers Realty Of Central Flor
  • $1,560,000
  • Multi-Family
  • T2825359

King’s Landing Is A 15.6 Acre Parcel Zoned For 156 Units Of Multifamily Development. The Site Was Previously Approved And Planned For An Affordable Housing Apartment Community. It Is Situated... Read More

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Courtesy of Eshenbaugh Land Company
  • $1,495,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 4,503
  • 4
  • 1982
  • Gaines Cove
  • P4715623

Location, Location, Location! Views, Views, Views! "robins Nest", Turnkey Gated Massachusetts Deck Estate On Lake Eloise Remodeled Over A 14 Month Period. Lush, Tropical Landscaping With Lake... Read More

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Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Re
  • $1,375,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 8
  • 11,438
  • 6
  • 14,442
  • 1990
  • Lakewood
  • P4714380

Waterfront Masterpiece, A Gorgeous Lakefront Setting With Amazing Views, Offers The Very Best In Waterfront Living. Located On A Secluded Peninsular Lot, Enjoys 250 Ft Frontage And Panoramic Views Of... Read More

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Courtesy of Norris & Company Realty, Llc
  • $1,295,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 3
  • 5,047
  • 4
  • 5,765
  • 1989
  • Eloise Pointe Estates
  • P4716319

Luxurious Living With A Timeless Classic Design, On A Perfect Lakefront Setting. A Fine Balance Of Quality, Luxurious Comfort, And Warmth Awaits You.this 2-story Residence Is Nestled On .97 Acres On... Read More

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Courtesy of Norris & Company Realty, Llc
  • $1,260,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,100
  • 4
  • 6,119
  • 1979
  • L4720471

This Beautiful One Of A Kind 4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Custom Home Is Now Being Offered In Winter Haven. Large Kitchen With New Granite Counter-top And Solid Wood Cabinets. Master Bath Boasts A Jetted Tub,... Read More

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Courtesy of Xcellence Realty, Inc
  • $1,100,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 4
  • 5,529
  • 4
  • 6,018
  • 1980
  • L4719992

Magnificent Lakefront Executive Estate ~ This Home Raises The Bar Of Lakefront Living. There Are Over 5 Acres Of Meticulously Well-maintained & Landscaped Grounds From The Private Gated Entry All... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty
  • $999,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 4
  • 5,000
  • 4
  • 6,381
  • 2007
  • Poinsettia Park
  • P4715604

Stunning Central Florida Lakefront Estate...experience Lakefront Living In The Lap Of Luxury In This Walled And Gated Waterfront Residence With 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Executive Office, Gym,... Read More

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Courtesy of The Stones Real Estate Firm
  • $975,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 4
  • 3,970
  • 3
  • 4,903
  • 1990
  • Eloise Woods
  • P4713514

Mid-century Modern On Winter Haven Chain Of Lakes. This 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home With Almost 4000 Sqft. Of Living Area Offers Lake View Study, Game Room With Bar And Bath, And An Adjoining 8-person... Read More

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Courtesy of By Design Real Estate Services
  • $970,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 4,579
  • 5
  • 5,829
  • 2016
  • Emerald Palms
  • P4716099

Impressive California Styling And Refined Modern Finishes Define This Luxurious Waterfront Home...located In Gated Emerald Palms This Custom Residence Offers 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Two Downstairs... Read More

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Courtesy of The Stones Real Estate Firm
  • $950,000
  • Single Family Use
  • P4703494

This Listing Includes Portions Of Parcel #272830-000000-024004 And #272830-000000-021002 All Of Parcel # 272830 000000 042001. Build Your Dream Estate Or Family Compound Or Farm With Up To 4... Read More

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Courtesy of John Wood Realty, Inc.
  • $949,900
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 5,091
  • 5
  • 6,859
  • 1997
  • Wyndham At Lake Winterset
  • P4716841

***motivated Seller*** Custom Home On The Winter Haven Chain Of Lakes - Executive Lakefront Residence In Gated And Guarded Wyndham At Lake Winterset. This 0.88 Acre Lakefront Setting Enjoys Long... Read More

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Courtesy of The Stones Real Estate Firm
  • $925,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 4
  • 3,560
  • 4
  • 3,620
  • 1976
  • P4713940

This Amazing 3560 Sf Home Has Panoramic Lake Views, Unforgettable Sunsets & Beautiful Surroundings. Located On A Secluded 1.85 Acre Lakefront Lot. The Custom Design & Architectural Elements This Home... Read More

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Courtesy of Norris & Company Realty, Llc
  • $900,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,178
  • 6
  • 5,427
  • 1931
  • O5468234

Perfectly Sighted Along The Peaceful Shores Of Lake Hartridge This Beautiful Historic Home Could Be Yours. Originally Built In 1931 This Remarkable Estate Has Been Painstakingly Maintained And... Read More

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Courtesy of Regal R.e. Professionals Llc
  • $899,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,667
  • 6
  • 7,091
  • 2006
  • Skidmore
  • P4714974

Luxury Home Built By Cassidy. This 6br 5ba Home Features Over 6400square Feet Of Living Space With A 3car Garage. When You Enter The Home Through The Double Doors You Immediately See The Beautiful... Read More

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Courtesy of John Wood Realty, Inc.
  • $895,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 7
  • 4,800
  • 5
  • 7,110
  • 1973
  • Skidmore
  • P4716385

The Property You Are Inquiring About Is Located In Winter Haven, Fl In The Skidmore Area Of Polk. Amazing Lake Eloise Family Home Featuring 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full Baths And 2 Half Baths With... Read More

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Courtesy of Brokers Realty Of Central Flor
  • $879,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 4,835
  • 4
  • 2003
  • Wyndsor At Lake Winterset
  • P4714883

Discover Your Sanctuary. Award Winning Luxury Home Of The Year. Timeless Craftsmanship Can Now Be Yours. Intricate Detailing And Unique Wood Features Express This Artisan Creation Of Custom... Read More

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Courtesy of Real Estate Central Group Llc
  • $860,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 4
  • 3,021
  • 4
  • 5,254
  • 2006
  • Acreage & Unrec
  • P4716315

Surrounded By Native Cypress, Water On Three Sides And Over 400' Of Prime Lake Frontage, This Lake Eloise Residence Is Situated On One Of The Most Beautiful Pieces Of Land On The Entire Winter Haven... Read More

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Courtesy of The Stones Real Estate Firm
  • $799,999
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 4,540
  • 5
  • 1998
  • Wyndham At Lake Winterset
  • P4710382

Enormous Price Reduction!! Amazing Southeast " Chain Of Lakes" Home On Beautiful Lake Winterset In Winter Haven, Fl!! Located In The Established Guarded And Gated Community Of Wyndham. 5 Bedrooms,... Read More

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Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Re
  • $774,900
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 4,822
  • 3
  • 6,556
  • 2006
  • Skidmore
  • P4712940

Over 4,800 Sqft Of Living Space - Top Of The Line Amenities And Finishes Throughout....this Large 4,822 Sfqt Residence Offers Some Of The Finest Appointments Available Along With Quality... Read More

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Courtesy of The Stones Real Estate Firm
  • $749,000
  • Single Family Use
  • Wyndham At Lake Winterset
  • P4623754

This Is The Only Lakefront Lot Left In Wyndham. It Has Over 180 Ft Of Lake Frontage. Located Inside Of One Of Winter Haven's Premier Gated Neigborhoods And Close To Any Shopping Or Restaurants. Only... Read More

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Courtesy of John Webb Inc
  • $699,900
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 5,580
  • 5
  • 7,199
  • 1960
  • Eloise Woods
  • P4713867

Must See!!! Exceptional Chain Of Lakes Waterfront Home . 5580 Sf Luxury Living Includes Finished Basement. All Designed W/families & Entertainment In Mind. Understated Elegance...classic Brick... Read More

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Courtesy of Allstate Realty Services
  • $699,900
  • Single Family Home
  • 6
  • 4,679
  • 4
  • 5,472
  • 2004
  • Heron Cay
  • P4711791

The Essence Of Fine Living Is Defined In An Intimate Enclave Of Distinctive Homes…heron Cay. With An Emphasis On Quality, Customization & Attention To Detail, Some Impressive Features Include:... Read More

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Courtesy of Norris & Company Realty, Llc
  • $660,000
  • Single Family Use
  • Lake Eloise Sub
  • P4708132

**huge Price Reduction** Rare Opportunity! Build Your Dream Home On This 3.39 Acre Lakefront Lot On Beautiful Lake Eloise. One Of The Last Remaining Lots On Winter Haven's Famous "chain Of Lakes."... Read More

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Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Re
  • $640,000
  • Single Family Home
  • 5
  • 3,295
  • 4
  • 5,207
  • 1988
  • Not A Subdivision
  • P4716179

This Amazing 4.83 Acres Of Property Is Located In An Exclusive, Gated Community In Beautiful Winter Haven That Has Plenty Of Space For A Family. This 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom Home Has A Bonus Room... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Of Wh
  • $599,900
  • Single Family Home
  • 3
  • 3,955
  • 4
  • 5,419
  • 1987
  • Valhalla
  • U7824681

One-of-a-kind, Four (4) Bedroom, Three (3) Bathroom, Four (4) Car Garage Single Family Detached Residence In The Exclusive, Gated Community Of Valhalla! This Solid Brick, Two-story Home With 20' +... Read More

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Courtesy of Keller Williams St Pete Realty

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