If you’re moving to Lake City, or if you already live in Lake City, you need to know where to go for utilities, entertainment and more.
City of Lake City, FL
With a population of over 12,000 people, the city of Lake City, FL is a great place to call home. There are always things to do, from great restaurants to golf, so you’ll never be bored here (unless you want to be).
Lake City has a humid subtropical climate. The coldest temperature we’ve ever had was 6°, but that was in February of 1899; the hottest it’s ever been was 106°, which was in June of 1918. Overall, we have pleasant temperatures all year. (You can check Lake City weather here.)
Notable Neighborhoods in the City of Lake City, FL
Why is the City of Lake City So Named?
We have a handful of lakes in the area, including:
- Alligator Lake
- Gwen Lake
- Lake DeSoto
- Lake Hamburg
- Lake Harper
- Lake Isabella
- Watertown Lake
However, it wasn’t always called Lake City. Prior to 1830, this area was a Seminole village named Alpata Telophka, which means “Alligator Village.”
Rumor has it that the mayor’s wife refused to hang her lace curtains in a town called Alligator – and the mayor had to change the name or risk losing the love of his life (or at least her curtains) to another town.
Ready to Put Up Your Lace Curtains?
When you’re ready to explore Lake City homes for sale, call us at 386-243-0124 or get in touch with us online. We’ll help you find the perfect place to live in the city of Lake City.