Enjoy small-town charm with a proximity to world-class outdoor destinations
Welcome to Davenport
Located halfway between Lakeland and Orlando, Davenport is a tranquil and growing city in Polk County. The primarily residential city exudes a peaceful atmosphere with houses along tree-lined streets. Its location just off Highway 27 and Interstate 4 offers quick access to nearby activities, entertainment, beaches on the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Shore, and more.
Davenport offers a variety of real estate options, ranging from single-family homes to sprawling mansions with over ten bedrooms. The main architectural styles are the Italian Renaissance, Spanish Revival, and Modern Mediterranean. Properties encourage indoor-outdoor living with bright and airy spaces, balconies, courtyards, terraces, and patios.
What to Love
- Proximity to Greater Orlando's theme parks
- The peaceful atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle
- Great selection of luxury properties
Despite its rapid growth in the past century, Davenport maintains its small-town charm. It offers a laid-back vibe along with easy access to outdoor adventures and recreation opportunities in Greater Orlando. With a population of less than 15,000, the community is close-knit, and nearly everyone knows everyone. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle of large metropolitan areas while placing you close to relaxation, fun, and entertainment opportunities.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Whether you are looking for something new or a place the whole family will love, Davenport's culinary scene will deliver. Ovation Bistro & Bar
is a great option for steak or barbecue dishes. It offers a standard menu of appetizers, soups, side salads, pasta, fish, and regular specials. Weekends are even better as live music elevates your dining experience.
The pizza at Mannino’s Pizza
is top-notch and well-prepared. Guests have their pick of options, including gluten-free and vegetarian pizza. But pizza is not all you get. Mannino’s also serves homemade baked specialties, seafood, sandwiches, and pasta.
Miller's Ale House
is known for seafood, burgers, steak, barbecue, soups, wines, and bar service. You can also enjoy freshly brewed beverages. Don't forget to try the happy hour specials.
Kumo Japanese Restaurant
boasts diverse dining options but is especially known for its delicious sushi and appetizers. Vegetarians have a wide variety of options. The decor is in traditional Japanese style, elevating your experience.
specializes in seafood and offers all the delicacies you can think of, including shrimp, snow crab, clam, mussels, lobsters, king crabs, blue crab, crawfish, oysters, and Dungeness crab. Everything is prepared with a unique blend of spices, producing a delicious taste.
Things to Do
One of the coolest things to do in Davenport is taking hot air balloon rides. Spending the morning or late afternoon watching the Central Florida sun and surrounding landscapes is an unbeatable experience.
Head to Ridge Island Groves
to learn more about the citrus industry. Located about four miles from Davenport, guests can even pick fresh oranges and sample a few.
Bok Tower Gardens
is a peaceful spot when you need to be away from everyone. It sits on 250 acres, with a gorgeous singing tower as the backdrop. Spend half a day exploring the quiet paths, enjoying the scenery, and listening to carillon bells.
Davenport is a part of the Polk County Public Schools District. Families also have the option of private and charter schools.
Ridgeview Global Studies Academy, Charter, Grades K-8
Davenport School of the Arts, Public, Grades K-8
Four Corners Charter Middle School, Charter, Grades 6-12
Ridge Community High School, Public, Grades 9-12
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