Lake Alfred : Florida

Follow Me on Pinterest

What it's Like to Retire in Lake Alfred

Lake Alfred is a very small town of about 5,000 people in Central Florida, just north of Winter Haven. The town was founded in the early 1900's by people from Fargo, North Dakota who were looking for a winter retreat. It is now home to many retirees as well as the University of Florida's UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center.  Lake Alfred is one of many lakes in the area, which also has some rolling hills.

Where to Retire in Lake Alfred and Home Prices

There are a large number of active adult communities in the area, including the surrounding towns of Haines City and Winter Haven. In early 2015, the median home value was $108,500,  according to


What is special about Lake Alfred

Lake Alfred has 15 park facilities on over 172 acres of land.

What is not special about Lake Alfred

Hot and humid summers; Lake Alfred has experienced hurricanes and tropical storms; community is below average in walkability when compared to other towns.


Who will like retirement in Lake Alfred

Retirees looking for a small town with lakes and warm winters.


Local economy is driven by

Construction, food service and retail


Climate and Physical Environment

Lake Alfred's is located in a humid subtropical zone with average January temperatures at 62 and the average July temperature is 83.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Polk county offers cultural activities in the surrounding cities of Lakeland and Winter Haven with symphonies, musicals and festivals.



The crime rate is quite low in Lake Alfred.

Medical facilities

Winter Haven Hospital is about three miles away.



Amtrak is seven miles away in Winter Haven.  Winter Haven's bus system also services Lake Alfred.


Valuable Links

City of Lake Alfred

What people are saying about Lake Alfred

No Comments

Leave a Comment

To comment you must be a registered member of

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 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 LAKE ALFRED
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Lake,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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 Lake Alfred
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 © 2006-2017 All Rights Reserved.