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Lakeland Real Estate Market Report ...Have transitioned from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market in many price points. Lakeland Currents story...

Spring Youth Soccer Registration 1/9 to 2/24! Late registration 2/25 to 3/5. City Hall (Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4pm) or!

Coming in April...Save the Dates! 4/8/17: Keep TN Beautiful County-wide 5K race at Delta Blues Winery. 4/9/17: Easter Egg Hunt. Details to,, and

Notice Regarding Smart Meter Installation Due to the smart meter installation, MLGW has experienced delays in billing... Read on...

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Ready. Set. Grow! 5K Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road in Lakeland, Tennessee. Read on...

The Lake District: A Mixed-Use Development ...160+ acres to be developed around the old outlet mall area. Read on...


Trash Changes Effective February 6th:
Updated map, here. Details, here

...Recycling Schedule, here.   
Seniors 55+ Valentine's Lunch/Music/Movie
Copy/Photos, by Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

SeniorsValentinesLunch2.14.17.jpgMusic, lunch, and a movie.

Many would consider that a nice day out. Participants of the Lakeland Senior Center’s (LSC) Valentine’s Day Lunch and Movie got all that and little more today (2.14.17).

Guests were serenaded by Trudy Scholten and Jean and Gordon Jones, regulars of the Jamming Group that play acoustic music at Center Monday afternoons. As guests enjoyed music and songs by the trio, they were treated to a catered lunch of Zaxby’s chicken, along with fresh salad greens and dessert.

Lakeland City Manager, Jim Atkinson, dropped by to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day.

After lunch, some guests stayed to watch the movie “Elsa and Fred,” a romantic comedy starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Popcorn and cold drinks were available.


Progress on Lakeland Middle Preparatory School!
...Even more progress since this drone video was taken.

Starbucks & Marco's Pizza Both Open!!!
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Exciting News About the Old Outlet Mall!

A 160+ acre development is in the hopper!
...January 2017 Lake District update, here.


California-based developer Gilad Development and local design firm A2H recently revealed exciting plans for The Lake District, a mixed-use development at the site of the former Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall off Interstate-40 and Canada Road.

Conceptual plans feature a combination of uses such as luxury retail stores, two hotels, restaurants, a farmer's market, office spaces, residences, green space including parks and an untouched preserve area, and more.

“The Lake District will have a huge impact on the city,” said Lakeland City Manager Jim Atkinson. “It will be, by far, the largest development that Lakeland has seen with 160-plus acres of high-scale residential and commercial development.

Atkinson explains that it's not a 20-year phase project. The plan is to take it all down at one time. It’s all going to be done in one phase. They start the formal process tonight of approval by the city.

Full story with more images:

NLakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of “most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was second-highest in the survey.
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: or