Haines City : Florida

Follow Me on Pinterest

What it's Like to Retire in Haines City

Haines City is a small town of 16,000 between Tampa and Orlando. WInter Haven, Davenport, and Kissimmee are nearby towns to consider as well.  Haines City has an active program called Main Street, a division of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, dedicated to providing and promoting a sense of community pride in the revitalization of our Historic Downtown!
Edit  |  History

Where to Retire in Haines City and Home Prices

Many large active adult communities have been built in this area near many large lakes (see Active Adult Communities link at right). 
Median home prices have risen in the last year according to City-Data, which reports in Q3 of 2014, the median selling price was just under $130,000.

Edit  |  History

What is special about Haines City

Haines City is in the center of Florida and can represent a cost-effective retirement choice near Orlando. There is a new planned park on Lake Eva and another one called "8-Acre Park" in the Oakland area. The town is committed to revitalizing its downtown.
Edit  |  History

What is not special about Haines City

In 2004 three different hurricanes caused damage in Haines City.  It is a small town in interior of Florida, dependent in some ways on Orlando for economic health.
Edit  |  History

Who will like retirement in Haines City

People looking for a low-key retirement lifestyle in central Florida near Orlando might like Haines City. The population is evenly split between whites, blacks, and hispanics.
Edit  |  History

Local economy is driven by

Proximity to Orlando is important for the Haines City economy. The town is striving with its Main Street project to revitalize the downtown.
Edit  |  History

Climate and Physical Environment

Haines City is located between Tampa and Orlando near the geographic center of Florida. The average July high temperature is 93 and the average January low is 47. The wettest month is August (7.4")

Edit  |  History

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Haines City is building a public auditorium. Tampa and Orlando offer plenty of culture.
Edit  |  History


Crime in Haines City is just under the national average.
Edit  |  History

Medical facilities

There are three hospitals within 17 miles in Davenport, Winter Haven, and Bartow. In 2013 Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center opened a 200-bed acute care facility, offering a full spectrum of medical services. 

Edit  |  History


There is an AMTRAK station in nearby Winter Haven (10 miles). The Orlando Airport is very large with convenient schedules.  I 4 is very close.
Edit  |  History

Valuable Links

Haines City Chamber of Commerce
Haines City Official Site
Edit  |  History

What people are saying about Haines City

No Comments

Leave a Comment

To comment you must be a registered member of Topretirements.com

Login Here


Create Your Free Membership Account

Suggest a community we want to know about your top retirement spots
Please note that all contributions to Topretirements may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here. By submitting content and/or photographs here you agree to give Topretirements.com the rights to use them in any manner without cost or attribution.You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource (see Project:Copyrights for details). DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!
Facts about HAINES CITY
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Lake,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer

Can you add to or correct these Facts? Or do you have a photo of this community we could use? If so, please click on Edit these facts

Vote on the Ratings for Haines City
Update Your Ratings
1. Overall Retirement Ratings Discuss

1. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

2. Expense:
Inexpensive to Luxury Discuss

2. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

3. Taxes:
Inexpensive to Expensive Discuss

3. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

4. Culture:
None to Cosmopolitan Discuss

4. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

None to Summer camp Discuss

5. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

6. Transportation:
Boondocks to World Hub Discuss

6. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

7. Security:
Dangerous to Ft. Knox Discuss

7. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

8. Medical Facilities:
None to Excellent Discuss

8. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

9. Political Situation:
Conservative to Liberal Discuss

9. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)

10. Environmental:
Oblivious to Ultra-Green Discuss

10. Rating: 0.0/5 ( 0 votes cast)


Copyright © 2006-2016 Topretirements.com. All Rights Reserved.