One of the most loveable things about Lakeland is the distinct character found in each neighborhood, district, and corner of town. They all have their own personalities and purposes — some would say it was written in the stars. Let’s take a look at how our neighborhoods align with the zodiac signs.
Aries: Shore Acres | March 21-April 19
Known as the passionate and confident leader of the zodiac, an Aries would feel right at home in Shore Acres. The area’s rich history began as a rival town to Lakeland in the 1880s; it even beat Lakeland to establish a railroad depot, paving the way for many other neighborhoods. The mysterious fire that claimed that original depot, putting Lakeland on the map, alludes to the fiery personality of this fire sign.
Taurus: Lake Bonnet | April 20-May 20
As a lover of loyalty, you’ll feel right at home in the Lake Bonnet Neighborhood. Home to Bonnet Springs Park and the Florida Children’s Museum, this neighborhood can be counted on to provide family-friendly events year-round. With the Downtown West redevelopment underway, you can expect lots of things to do, eat, and see coming around the corner.
Gemini: Crystal Lake | May 21-June 20
The extroverted nature of a Gemini means they tend to get along with all kinds of people — similar to this neighborhood, which is one of Lakeland’s most diverse. From lunch spots like Primo’s Pizzeria to unique nightlife and outdoor activities, Crystal Lake has something for everyone to enjoy.
Cancer: Cleveland Heights | June 21-July 22
The sentimental and gentle nature of this sign is the perfect match for Cleveland Heights. Take a scenic drive down one of Lakeland’s most iconic boulevards, enjoy a bubble tea from Tea Largo, book some tee time on the nearly 100-year-old golf course, or pop in for a walk-in crafting experience at PicassoZ DIY studio for all the homey vibes.
Leo: Paul A. Diggs | July 23-Aug. 22
The Paul A. Diggs neighborhood is a perfect fit for the welcoming and proud nature that a Leo embodies. This sign makes its presence known — similar to this neighborhood’s popular community assets like the Coleman-Bush Building, Rochelle School of the Arts, and Jackson Park.
Virgo: Lake Hollingsworth | Aug. 23-Sept. 22
This earth sign has very practical and grounded qualities, making the Lake Hollingsworth neighborhood a perfect fit. Between the array of annual events on the pedestrian path and water, and its long-standing position as one of Lakeland’s focal points, this spot will leave a Virgo’s busy mind feeling right at home.
Libra: Dixieland | Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Dixieland’s active yet small-town vibe is just as balanced as a Libra. With local bars like The Pink Piano, coffee spots like Concord Coffee, and unique shops like 360 Unlimited, this quirky yet calm part of Swan City is fitting for this air sign.
Scorpio: Camphor Heights | Oct. 23-Nov. 21
The aura of Camphor Heights’ picturesque boulevard perfectly encapsulates this water sign. This slice of town is rich in history and within just a few minutes drive of some of Lakeland’s best shopping, dining, and experiences.
Sagittarius: North Lakeland | Nov. 22-Dec. 21
As an adventure seeker, you’ll be able to make a speedy getaway from this neighborhood with the closest access to I-4. This sign’s need for constant change and adventure can be fed by quick jaunts to nearby Tampa and Orlando, or at local spots like Music Ranch, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, and Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Capricorn: Downtown | Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Featuring Lakeland’s oldest incorporated district, this is the practical spot for a Capricorn. With how hardworking you are, you’ll be pleased to hear there are plenty of spots to network and work remotely. When it’s time to cut loose, Capricorns will have plenty to choose from when it comes to food, drinks, coffee, and recreation.
Aquarius: Midtown | Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The unique businesses of this resurging neighborhood embody the eclectic nature of an Aquarius. We recommend hitting up Quinteassence Kava Bar for a late-night tea at this bustling social hub. During the day, you can’t miss The Yard on Mass, which is open seven days a week with food trucks, drinks on tap, live music, and more.
Pisces: Lake Morton | Feb. 19-March 20
Being an introvert, this sign needs a quaint spot to recharge the social battery — and where else would we find this creative, artsy water sign other than the neighborhood with a lake and an art museum? The historic Lake Morton neighborhood provides the perfect escapist moment for a Pisces to relax — preferably with a delicious coffee from Black & Brew.
And don’t worry, if you’re not much of a stargazer, you can use this interactive quiz to find your perfect Swan City neighborhood.
Is there a Lakeland neighborhood that pairs perfectly with one of the zodiacs missing from our list? Tell us about it — bonus points if you can explain why.