Regional Information

About Sun ’n Lake- History

The Sun ‘n Lake of Sebring Improvement District was created by Highlands County through Ordinance 74-4 on April 16, 1974. In 2004, the District celebrated its 30th birthday. At 30, the District is wise enough to implement the best from past experiences and confident enough to adopt energetic, innovative approaches to steer us through this exciting century. This progressive philosophy highlights the District’s commitment to the future!

An Independent District

The Sun ‘n Lake of Sebring Improvement District is an Independent Special District which has a governing body that is elected, not appointed. The Sun ‘n Lake of Sebring Board of Supervisors is comprised of five board members. The board has enacted comprehensive policies, procedures and rules to guide the District’s operations. Presently, the board meets once a month in a workshop setting to discuss important issues and once a month for a board meeting to conduct the business of the District, generally by resolutions. No action may be taken at board workshop meetings although members may arrive at a consensus on particular issues. The Board is responsible for appointing a General Manager who is responsible for hiring and supervision of District employees and the day-to-day operations of the District through various departments and in accordance with Board policies, District charter and applicable laws and ordinances.

Demographics

Sun ‘n Lake is approximately 12 square miles and has grown from what was known as wilderness 30 years ago to around 5,000 residents. It was once considered a retirement community, but has now evolved into a diverse melting pot of both older adults and younger families. The District, as founded comprised 25 units; Unites 1-16 were platted in 1971 and Unites 17-25 were platted in 1973. It originally contained 19,213 single-family lots, however due to re-platting, vacation and conservation sites, there are currently only 12,401 single-family lots. Approximately 1800 of these have been developed.

Golf Facilities

The golf facilities are the centerpiece of Sun ‘n Lake and one of the most important attractions to the District. The care necessary to maintain the golf courses and other recreational facilities is the responsibility of all residents. The value of Sun ‘n Lake Properties depend on the care and upkeep of the recreational facilities.

Maintenance Fees

The District maintenance fee, billed to each property owner in November, covers services such as public safety, 24 hour security service, code enforcement, parks and recreation, community facilities maintenance, street lighting, street repaving and maintenance, new sidewalks, landscaping and beautification.

Highlands County, Florida

Sebring, and the nearby towns of Avon Park and Lake Placid, boasts nearly 100 crystal clear lakes for fishing and boating, a variety of natural areas open to the public for exploration, year-round events, the famed Sebring International Raceway, a lake renowned for trophy bass, agritourism attractions, more than a dozen of Florida’s most affordable championship golf courses, one of Florida’s oldest state parks, historic downtowns, art and cultural attractions, and is a reminder of why everyone loves authentic Florida. Our gently rolling hills, orange groves and the region’s charming small towns make this a relaxing destination with a convenient, central location.

Whether you want to rev your engines at the racetrack or shift to a slower gear wacthing a magnificent lakefront sunset, Sebring has something to suit every pace.

To request your free Visit Sebring Official Travel Guide, call (800) 545-6021 or visit www.VisitSebring.com. Or view the Guide directly at
Visit Sebring Official Visitors Guide.

Mission Statement

To promote Highlands County as a friendly, attractive and diverse destination for tourism, thus creating a positive economic impact benefiting the entire community.
Adopted November 21, 2013 by the Highlands County Tourist Development Council

Orlando and Beyond!

Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Epcot, 62 miles. Busch Gardens and Sea World, 70 miles. Need we say more? And those destinations-all easy drives-represent much more than the individual attractions. Winter Park is a lake-surrounded jewel with a Tiffany museum and renowned art festival. Orlando also boasts Universal Studios and Discovery Island Zoological Park. Tampa is a bustling port that includes fascinating Ybor City, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Just south of Tampa are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world - Siesta Key Beach has been ranked the #1 beach destination many years and is most known for the beautiful, white fine sand beaches.

Just a slightly longer drive (135 miles, 2 hours) opens fabled Miami to your explorations. You can sample one of America’s most diverse, exciting, and exotic cities-knowing that at Sun ‘n Lake your heartlands home is waiting.