Why People Can’t Stay Away

Highlands County’s welcoming attitude and southern hospitality is not just a feeling, 这是我们的生活方式. 我们的 reputation is supported by a long list of amenities and incentives that make Highlands County a great place to build your life, 家庭与企业.  We're often asked why people stay or come back to Highlands County. The answer is easy - 我们的 people. We're a friendly and welcoming bunch with a little bit of southern hospitality. 看看 VisitSebring.com for a deeper dive into our lifestyle and recreation.



Ideally located just moments away from Florida’s major metro areas, Highlands residents have the luxury of quick access to the state’s top attractions without the everyday crowds and traffic associated with the metro areas. The county’s crime rate is well below the state average. Highlands is filled with the hometown charm that attracts so many as well as a dynamic 文化 that provides for new adventures every day. If you like calm communities with beautiful natural surroundings plus a choice of museums, 餐馆和商店, Highlands County will keep you busy with its great lifestyle.. We’re simply living life to the fullest, all at a lower cost than our coastal counterparts.


这个县是一个 户外爱好者的 dream with 113 idyllic 湖泊和水道年代,地带 Sebring International Raceway, 16个高尔夫球场 that attract visitors from across the globe. 我们的 迷人的风景 include scrub habitat and 14 endangered species. The Avon Park Air Force Range offers 82,000 acres of pristine and peaceful recreational lands, 对猎人开放, hikers and birdwatchers. Lake Placid’s more than 40 murals and its famous caladium plants earned it praise from Reader’s Digest in 2012 as the Most Interesting Town in America. Highlands is also home to 两个州立公园, more than 20 county and city parks, the revered Archbold Biological Station, a leader in environmental research.


Highlands County benefits from a quality healthcare community with two full-service hospitals and three campuses that provide a range of emergency, 外科手术, inpatient and outpatient services as well as an extensive network of providers. The two hospitals include HCA Florida Highlands Hospital, which is located in Sebring, AdventHealth, which has campuses in Sebring and Lake Placid. 


正如一句古老的谚语所说, “It take a village to raise a child,” and that’s certainly the care you’ll find in the Highlands County school system. While our community continues to grow and expand, we remain a close-knit group that is committed to the development of each of our children. 我们的 educators are committed to excellence and they work hand-in-hand with parents, 老师, administrators and community leaders to create innovative curriculum and programs, starting as young as the Pre-Kindergarten level. Highlands County has 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools. International Baccalaureate, advanced placement and dual enrollment programs are also offered through the local education system. 访问我们的 教育及培训 webpage for more information.

艺术 & 文化

Highlands has passionately cultivated a dynamic arts community with offerings in a variety of mediums. Programs of interest include the South Florida State College Theatre of Performing 艺术 and its Museum of Florida 艺术 and 文化, the Highlands Art League and its unique artist village, the Allen Altvater Cultural Center, the famed 普莱西德湖壁画, numerous other museums dedicated to celebrating the rich history and 文化 of Highlands County.

The community also has numerous cuisine options to entertain even the most discerning “foodies”. 菜 offerings run the gamut, 包括美国, 墨西哥, 印度, 泰国, 日本, 中央美院©/小酒馆, 意大利, 还有更多.

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  • According to Vacation Idea Dream Vacation Magazine, Sebring was named one of the best under-the-radar family destinations in the U.S. 看看 vacadtionidea.com 有关详情. 



    In 2013, Readers Digest Magazine named Lake Placid “America’s Most Interesting Town” because of the small town’s “unique variety of nature, 文化, 和有趣的,” according to the magazine. 看看 www.visithighlandscounty.com for more information on attractions, accommodations, special events, more.


Enhancing the quality of life in Highlands County by attracting a variety of new businesses and increasing industrial investment, all while facilitating the retention and successful expansion of existing businesses and industry.


Highlands County 董事会 of County Commissioners
(P) 863.402.6924
(F) 863.402.6651