Accommodations to Suit Your Taste and Purse
LIVING accommodations are varied and built with a view to serving the welfare and comfort of their occupants. A glance at the photographs on the opposite page will more clearly demonstrate the type of hotel or apartment available. The rates are reasonable and whether in larger hotel, apartment houses, rooming and boarding houses, a policy of fairness of prices prevails. The Lakeland Apartment Operators Association endeavors to insure the comfort and convenience of the Tourist. Well located apartments completely furnished, may be rented at prices ranging from $35 to $75 a month. Completely furnished bungalows and cottages in desirable sections are offered at from $50 to $75 a month, while more pretentious Lakeland homes. with all modern conveniences, are sometimes available.
Lakeland is the center of the citrus industry and the headquarters of the Florida Citrus Commission. Its sub-tropical climate permits extensive truck farming, dairying and poultry raising, which makes the living costs reasonable.
"FLORIDA'S AIR CONDITIONED CITY"
Is the title given Lakeland. Freedom from extremes of heat and cold with an average mean temperature of 74 degrees, built at an elevation of 227 (a few feet of the highest point in Florida), tempered by Ocean and Gulf breezes, Lakeland is not subject to sea-level humidity. The sufferer of asthma and sinus tell us that relief is obtained almost immediately after arrival, and now a few of our residents are those thus afflicted, who cannot live in other sections of the country. The city's water supply is obtained from deep Artesian wells; it is cool, pure, soft, and municipally owned.
Within the city's boundaries are many lakes of sparkling blue water, beautiful and beautified, which have earned for the city the appellation "Florida's Most Picturesque City".
Lakeland is noted for its modern public school system; its magnificent Municipal Hospital and as the home of Southern College. Its twenty odd churches are representative of various denominations.
You will find leading service clubs and fraternal organizations well represented and a fine spirit of fellowship and camaraderie prevailing.
The Sorosis and Women's Clubs own handsome club buildings and are recognized as amongst the finest women's organizations in the South.
LAKELAND IS A PIVOTAL POINT
Within easy riding distance are many points of interest: Bok Tower in Mountain lake Sanctuary, a shrine to which thousands go each year. This winter the wonderful, exotic Cypress Gardens will be open for the first time. The Paradise of Highlands Hammock calls; the underwater fairyland of Silver Springs lure; the quietude of Southern's campus and the Ringling Art Museum invite; the queer old world sights and sounds of tarpon Springs sponge colony intrigue -beauty spots innumerable entice the guests who take to the open road in quest of the unusual.
For the fisherman. Lakeland is the door to an Izaak Walton's paradise. Fifteen lakes in the city limits, a thousand lakes in the county -and no closed season on fishing !
An easy ride to the Gulf, and the finest tarpon fishing in the world. Fresh or salt water, Lakeland is the central base for both.
Those interested in hunting and who are down during the open season, will find quail, dove, squirrel, rabbit, turkey, deer or bear in varying quantities and within territory easily reached from Lakeland. The Chamber of Commerce will furnish, at reasonable cost, official guides for both fishing and hunting parties. If swimming and boating, under sub-tropical skies or low hung stars and moon appeal, then enchanting lakes are at hand and the warm Gulf, with its sandy beaches, is not far away.
For more detailed information write Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, Lakeland, Florida.
"LAKELAND IS THE CITY OF HEARTS DESIRE"