Avon Park : Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Avon Park

Avon Park, Florida, Highlands County’s oldest town boasts numerous circular lakes within the city limits, and has a diverse population of about 10,000 residents. The “City of Charm” is also home to a Historic District which includes 13 buildings running along Main Street, South Florida State College, and a city-owned Avon Park Executive Airport. Photo of The old Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park Historic District (now part of South Florida State College), and photos of Lake Damon, and of Lake Verona located in Avon Park, all courtesy of Wikipedia and Ebyabe.

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Where to Retire in Avon Park and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value to be $173,535 in early 2022. There are many manufactured home communities in the area.

What Is Special about Avon Park

Avon Park is considered a very walkable town and features many lakes and parks offering outdoor recreation with fishing, boating, and swimming. South Florida State College provides art and cultural events, along with volunteer opportunities.

What Is Not Special about Avon Park

Summers are hot and humid; the nearest large city is Tampa, about 65 miles away.

Who Will Like Retirement in Avon Park

Retirees who enjoy boating, fishing and outdoor recreation may enjoy living here. The town is also home to a library, a college, a historic district and senior center and is close to medical care. Avon Park is racially mixed: about 40% white and most of the remainder either hispanic or black.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Agriculture, forestry, health care

Climate and Physical Environment

January's low temperature is 48 degrees, with July's high about 93 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several shops,restaurants and pubs in Avon Park. Culturally, the town has several historic and interesting buildings along Main Street. There is a museum run by the historical society which also hosts lunches in a train car- the California Zephyr. South Florida State College provides for art exhibits and is home to the Museum of Florida Art and Culture, and to the Wildflower Wayside Shrine Trail. The school's Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts presents many programs.


The crime rate in Avon Park is high, with most of the crime involving property theft.

Medical Facilities

There are medical facilities located here, with the nearest hospital in Sebring, about 10 miles away.


Avon Park is walkable; is home to an executive airport and the nearest International Airport is in Orlando about 75 miles away.

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City of Avon Park

What people are saying about Avon Park

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Thank you for noticing this discrepancy. Avon Park does have a fairly high crime rate when it comes to property crimes. We have corrected the Facts About section to reflect that.
Posted by admin on November 03, 2020
Avon Park, Florida
\"Facts about Avon Park, Florida show \"Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)\"; article states, \"Crime - The crime rate in Avon Park is high, with most of the crime involving property theft.\" ?
Posted by thight on November 02, 2020

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