Davenport is a small city in Polk County, Florida and is part of the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. With a population of only 2,000 Davenport barely warrants the title of city, but while the city of Davenport itself is very small, the area north of the city is experiencing explosive growth and boundary lines are increasingly difficult to define. Davenport is an old city and the centre still retains some of its original charm. It is a perfect location to visit for golfing holidays or as a base to visit the Central Floridian heartland or Disney World which is only about 20 miles away. Some visitors come simply to see the true Florida and not the tourist encumbered beaches of the coast. If you want something a bit more metropolitan Davenport is only 63 miles from Tampa. Davenport is approximately 234 miles or 4 hours drive north of Miami, it is located right near Kissimmee. It is located inland from the coast.

Property for sale in Davenport Florida

  • Homeaway.com have 1,481 vacation rental properties to rent in Davenport, Florida;
  • Realtor.com have over 600 properties for sale in Davenport, Florida;

Address:              1016 C F KINNEY RD, Lake Wales, FL 33859
Asking Price:      $65,000 previously sold for $81,100 on 11 October 2006 and $99,500 on 1 November 2002 (public records). Therefore the current asking price is still lower than it has ever sold for previously.
Beds:                     3 Bed
Baths:                   2 Bath
House Size:        1,250 Sq Ft – $52 per sq ft.
Lot Size:               0.32 Acres
Year Built:           2002

Property for sale in Davenport Florida
Property for sale in Davenport Florida

The area around Davenport used to be known as "Baseball City" after the minor league baseball park that was built there in the 1980s. The park failed however and with it went the nickname. The main economy of the city is now centred around Posner Park, a large outdoor shopping centre, and the nearby Disney World attraction. Like most of central Florida Davenport has a tropical climate with very hot, wet summers and cooler, dry winters.

Davenport hasn’t fared any differently from the rest of the states in the property slump and foreclosures and short sales abound. For as little as £10,000 you can pick up a dilapidated 2 bedroom timber framed house that requires a fair amount of work and renovation. You can find something ready to move into from £35,000 to £70,000, getting you a 3 bedroom place with a small plot of land. But it’s not all bottom end stuff on the foreclosures market and for up to around £200,000 you can pick up a nice property with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a respectable area.

Outside of the foreclosures market somewhere in the region of £270,000 will get you a high spec. fully furnished property with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spectacular golf course views, a large deck and heated pool.

If you are more interested in investing into larger projects the same amount of money will buy 5 acres of prime building land in a sought after location with full planning permission.

If the sunshine of property found in Davenport Florida is not to your taste then try some other overseas property investment such as Turkey property, Cyprus property, Caribbean property or Invest in Brazil.