City Profile: Lake City

By: VISIT FLORIDA staff

ADD TO FAVORITES
Visit the Olustee Battle Festival and Reenactment to add an educational component to your trip.

Florida's Suwannee River Valley region is a rapidly growing region of Florida with a population that has doubled in the past twenty-five years. Located near the intersections of Interstate 75 and 10, and US Highways 90, 441 and 41, its strategic location on major routes are part of the reason the city is often referred to as the "Gateway to Florida."

Lake City is the economic and governmental center of this county, and has grown into a town that combines the warmth of a small community with the conveniences of life in a larger city. Shoppers from surrounding areas, as well as nearby Fort White, enjoy Lake City's numerous dining establishments and shopping options. A variety of businesses thrive here, and employ thousands of workers in everything from manufacturing to mining.

Visitors are attracted to the natural beauty of the adjacent waters, outdoor activities and historical events such as the Olustee Battle Festival and Reenactment. Quite a number of individuals are discovering that the friendly people and seasonal climate make for an enjoyable vacation.

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