Welcome to
Haines City

Haines City is centrally located near I-4
and Route 27 in the “Heart of Florida.”
There is no better place to open, expand
or relocate your business.

Shovel Ready

Over 8.5 million people live within a 100
mile radius of Haines City making it an
ideal location to open, expand or relocate
your business.

Haines City Rail

Haines City Short Line Rail
The city owned 2.5 mile railroad spur
connects the central CSX railroad line
through the city to the Haines City Industrial park
located along County Road 544

Haines City is
the Business Capital
of Central Florida

Exploring new ideas,
taking on fresh challenges,
and creating innovative partnerships.

Photo credit: Humberto Gutierrez

Featured Board Member

Ann Barnhart

Ann Barnhart, Chief Operating Officer Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Read more

Haines City Video



Aldi Inc
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates nearly 1,300 US stores in 32 states.
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Virtual Entrepreneur

FLVEC Web Button Final 2011

Florida High Tech 2014 Magazine

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Office Address:
135 North 6th Street, First Floor Suite H
Haines City, FL 33844
Phone: 863-422-2525
Fax: 863-422-2577

Quick Links

City Manager’s Report
Website – City of Haines City
Phone- 863-421-3600
Central Florida Development Council
Website- CFDC
Phone- 863-534-4370
Fax- 863-534-0886
Florida High Tech Corridor Council
Website- FHTCC
Phone- 407-708-4630
Fax- 407-708-4635
Visit the High Tech Corridor
Enterprise Florida
Website- EFI
Phone- 407-956-5600
Fax- 407-956-5599
Colleges and Universities
Polk State College
Phone- 863-297-1010
Florida Polytechnic
Website- Florida Polytechnic
Phone- 863-667-7000

CareerSource Polk/Workforce 2020
Website- CareerSource Polk
Phone- 863-508-1600
Fax- 863- 508-1601

Featured Property

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Stay Plus Inn, exceptional well-maintained motel and grounds just 10 miles south of  I-4 on US 27.  Read more

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The City of Haines City is excited to announce that in honor of all her achievements and accomplishments, Haines City Native Amber "Sevyn" Streeter, will receive a Key to the City from Mayor, H.L. Roy Tyler, this Friday, February 27, 2015, at 7 PM during the Ribs on the Ridge celebration. Come out and support Sevyn as she receives this honorary recognition from the Mayor on behalf of Haines City.

2 days ago

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Ribs on the Ridge is the largest competition sanctioned by the Florida Barbecue Association, Ribs on the Ridge is also a Jack Daniel's qualifier, and is open to the public! Date: Friday & Saturday, February 27-28, 2015 Time: Friday 5 PM - 9 PM & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM Location: Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Avenue On February 27-28, 2015, in affiliation with the Florida Barbecue Association, the Haines City Leisure Services Department will host Ribs on the Ridge at Lake Eva Park. This event will draw barbecue teams from across Florida and other states. Professional and amateur teams will compete for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. This is also an opportunity to expose local residents to the art of outdoor barbecue cooking. In addition to the professional and amateur barbecue divisions, other competitions planned are a sauce competition and a dessert contest on Friday evening, and Kid's-Q division on Saturday. These are open to the public and applications may be obtained from the City's website. Scheduled activities that include live entertainment featuring local bands will round out the festivities. Whether you are a backyard cook BBQer, a professional, or would just like to enjoy good barbecue, we invite you to join us in the fun. For additional information please contact the Leisure Services Department at (863) 421-3700.

2 days ago

Legoland Hotel - less than a month away !! ... See MoreSee Less

Less than a month away from our Water Park Opening! Mark your calendars for March 21st!

4 days ago

Very cool site, Allison Beeman ... See MoreSee Less

Over 500 events now on MYEVENTQUE!! Looking forward to launching the site in March! Please tell your friends that the site will allow you for free to see events in Polk County and if you're an organization that has events public or private you can add them to the site at no cost. Here is a sneak peek!

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  • No Municipal Election in 2015 February 20, 2015
    The City of Haines City had one candidate, incumbent Don Mason, qualify for seat number one. On Thursday, February 19, 2015 the City Commission approved the authorization to cancel the election in the event there was not any opposition at the close of qualifying. The City of Haines City will not be holding an election... […]
    Linda Bourgeois
  • Go Lady Hornets! February 17, 2015
    Dear Haines City Residents, Business Owners, Visitors and Employees, The intent of this email is to inform you about some great things that are occurring at Haines City High School. Our Lady Hornets Basketball Team are one game away from playing for a state championship. Their opponents have no idea what these Lady Hornets have... […]
    Rosie Hernandez
  • 2015 Community Value Survey February 2, 2015
    The City of Haines City has created an online survey intended to engage our residents, business owners and visitors about what they think of City services and what they value in Haines City.  The survey is merely a tool for City Administration and the City Commission to hear your opinion on City Services. This is... […]
    Rosie Hernandez
  • 1st Annual Reiner Jog-A-Thon | Fundraising Event on Crowdrise January 20, 2015
    We are raising funds in memory of SSG John Reiner who is an alumni of Haines City High School that was killed in action on 13 Feb 2010. We hold a Memorial in his honor every year on the anniversary of his death. This year we have decided to add a Jog-A-thon at 8am on... […]
    Rosie Hernandez
  • Political Signs October 20, 2014
    As the November election dates near, our goal is to properly inform you of the listed ordinance regarding campaign signs and to keep the image of the city and personal property in compliance. During the days leading up to the election, and the days following the election, our Code Compliance Division will be enforcing the... […]

Guinness World Record Broken at Thunder on the Ridge

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