Highlands County encompasses 1,029 square miles of the state’s heartland and 78 square miles of water in the center of Florida’s peninsula. Highlands appropriately describes the higher elevation of the area located on the rolling hills of the Lake Wales Ridge in the heart of Central Florida, a unique geological feature that runs for about 150 miles north to south through Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Highlands counties.
Highlands County’s prime location provides east/west/north/south market accessibility with close proximity to all major attractions and ports. Over 85% of the state’s population is within a 150 mile radius. Compared to the state’s population density per square mile, Highlands County ranked 39 with only 94 people per square mile.
Highlands County offers a location for the highest quality lifestyle with all the advantages of a smaller community where it’s great to live and smart to do business. Delightful people and a beautiful natural environment are attracting new business. It’s truly a great place to live, work and play.