Sebring Florida

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Sebring, the county seat of Highlands County is known for its warm hospitality and weeklong race activity in the fall and spring each year. This charming community lies among the orange groves and cattle ranches of central Florida and was founded by George Sebring in the early 1900’s. Circle Park in historic downtown Sebring has been a focal point for community activities since then. Preservation and restoration efforts in recent years have made it a local attraction.

Recreation opportunities in the Sebring area include swimming in the many lakes, fishing for largemouth bass, boating, sailing, water skiing and other water sports, bicycling and bird watching in Highlands Hammock State Park, the oldest in Florida's State Park System. Tennis is very popular and golfers have many excellent courses that challenge skills of all levels, including Sun 'n Lake Golf & Country Club. Spring Lake Golf Resort is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the “world's largest green” measuring 42,000 square feet, and is the home of the original $1,000,000 putt!

A progressive city and county government encourages and supports business development with a well-trained labor force and low taxes. Affordable housing makes the Greater Sebring area an ideal place to visit, live, work and play. The quality of life is a strong factor in the community's stability and growth. Medical needs of the community are taken care of at the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and the Highlands Regional Medical Center. The city boasts of a well-equipped library run by the Heartland Library Cooperative. Excellent schools offer good education with higher studies at the South Florida Community College located in Sebring/Avon Park

Sebring is world famous for the annual 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race, part of the prestigious American Le Mans Series, held on the third Saturday of March. Sebring International Raceway is America’s premier sports car racing facility and is the oldest permanent road racing track in North America, evolving from a World War II air base. Conveniently located adjacent to the Sebring Regional Airport, the raceway has its own hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Chateau Élan, and is home to two major racing schools. The track is active through the year with automotive testing and other events.

The Highlands Art League is creating an artist village on the shores of Lake Jackson, adjacent to the Alan Altvater Cultural Complex. The preset complex includes the Highlands Museum of the Arts, Highlands Little Theater, Sebring Civic Center, the County Library, and the Historical Society. Four buildings are being restored to house a Fine Art and Craft Gift Shop, artist studios and gallery space for rent and an Artist in Residency program.

Airboat Wildlife Adventures specializes in airboat tours in custom designed airboats for six passengers. Get a close look at Florida's wildlife and beautiful foliage along the winding Arbuckle Creek. Lake Istokpoga, surrounded by scrub oaks and the largely undeveloped area around Spring Lake are home to resorts that enable guests to admire Florida's natural beauty.

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