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Lake Placid
Highlands County, Florida


Caladium Capital of the World

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Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Lake Placid is approximately 1,158 (1990), 2223 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 587 (1990), 841 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lake Placid is 3.818 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.651 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lake Placid to Washington DC is 841 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 281 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lake Placid is positioned 27.29 degrees north of the equator and 81.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Thomas Dewey found Lake Placid in Florida, modeled after Lake Placid in New York, because he wanted a resort with year-round good weather. It is a city of murals with 27 lakes in the city itself! The "Monster Bass" of Lake June, one of the major lakes, are well-known all over the country. Because of the great beauty of the area, many one-time tourists have returned to become permanent residents of Lake Placid.
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This is a fun place for off-roaders. Many residents enjoy taking off in their four-wheel trucks to explore the sand and mud around the area.

Lake Placid is a "typical" small town with people enjoying greatly the advantages it gives. Its proximity to larger nearby cities provides even more opportunity for shopping, entertainment or fun. There is a large Caladium bulb growing industry here.
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