Highlands County

Highlands County is located in Central Florida bordering Okeechobee, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee and Polk Counties. 

Highlands County was established from a portion of DeSoto County in 1921 and named for its rolling countryside. 

Highlands County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
87,366
Population - 2010
98,786
Population - 2015 Est
100,748
Land Area (sq mi)
1,017
Water Area (sq mi)
89
Total Area (sq mi)
1,106
Average Rainfall
52
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
63

April 29, 2017

Location: Avon Park, Florida

Everyone is Welcome! Come out and enjoy live entertainment, vendors, raffles, kids zone and Blueberries! 

Highlands School District is headquartered in Sebring, Florida and presides over 16 different public schools, including traditional schools, charter schools, alternatives schools and adult education centers.

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The Heartland Library Cooperative serves DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties. Highlands county has three libraries in Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring. The DeSoto County Library is located in Arcadia, the Glades County Library is located in Moore Haven, The Hardee County Library is located in Wauchula, and the Okeechobee County Library is located in Okeechobee.

The Lakeside Playhouse is theatre in Sebring. It has been home to the Highlands Little Theatre since 1982.

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