Located only 8 miles south of Lake Wales, the Crown Jewel of Florida, Ridge Landing is situated centrally between Orlando and Tampa. You can enjoy daytrips to the coastal beaches and saltwater fishing within only a couple of hours drive in either direction. Once you've landed, you can enjoy endless outdoor activities and water sports in the mild climate we are famous for in Florida. Ridge Landing is surrounded by over 550 lakes including being less than one mile from Crooked Lake, one of the largest in the county, perfect for float plane pilots. Polk County is the water ski capital of the world and for sport fisherman it's a true paradise. Besides your plane and watercraft, be sure to bring your golf clubs & hunting gear. Polk County boasts more than 55 golf courses of greatly differing style including 4 that trace their roots to the vintage era. For those who enjoy hunting, there are 9 wildlife management areas that offer public hunting and 50 special opportunity hunts are managed statewide. It's also a great locale just to spend time with the family outdoors, with over 125 miles of trails that wind through undeveloped and developed land and 250 known species of birds to watch. For those who love to shop, you can stay right in the local area and find boutiques offering designer fashions, handmade jewelry and crafts and even homemade candy and gifts from area citrus groves. With just a short drive east or west you can be right in the middle of the Orlando and Tampa areas that are home to numerous malls, shops and upscale outlet malls that can challenge even the most fit of folks to cover them. If you enjoy entertainment, these large cities offer World Class attractions such as Disney World, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Epcot, Universal Studios, museums, aquariums, zoos and professional sports teams. There are great choices for dining including Chalet Suzanne and lots of cultural activities to enjoy in the many theatres, art museums, historical museums and convention centers. No wonder Central Florida has been designated America's Family Fun Capitol and Polk County was also nominated as an All American County.