Highlands County, Florida, is located in the center of the state just northwest of Lake Okeechobee. It has a population of around 98,000, and the county seat is Sebring. The county was named after the landscape which has distinctive hills and valleys. The county was created in 1921 from DeSoto County. It was one of three others to be formed from DeSoto County during the same time.

One of the county’s famous features is the beautiful lakes that can be found in the area. The Placid Lakes are as peaceful as their name, and many neighborhoods sit in between the lakes giving homeowners the opportunity to park their boats on the quiet waters. Many people find their homes around Lake Istokpoga as well. This lake is the largest body of water in the county. The neighborhoods in Highlands County are charming with plenty of trees as well as country lanes that meander through the vegetation.

Highlands County is within hours of many of the state’s large cities. With several highways running through its center, it is a convenient location for commuters and visitors wanting to see what Florida has to offer. The county provides a peaceful getaway for residents and visitors alike.

In addition to its characteristic rolling hills, Highlands County is home to a collection of orange groves which can be seen from many of the county’s scenic drives. With its small town charm and beautiful landscape, Highlands County is one of the friendliest counties in all of Florida.