Bartow, Florida Resources

Bartow, FL is appropriately named the “City of Oaks and Azaleas.” Century-old oaks adorned with Spanish moss line the streets of Victorian homes and quaint bungalows. It truly is one of America’s best small towns. We invite you to come experience what we hold so dear. Join us as we remember the past, live for today and dream for tomorrow.


Stellar MLS
Brought to you by the 18 Shareholder & Customer REALTOR®Associations/Boards of Stellar MLS
Stellar MLS invests in people and technology to give brokers and agents the access they deserve to perfect, standardized data. With 55,000 plus members and a dynamic vision, we are poised to help brokers in Florida and beyond thrive in tomorrow’s competitive market.
National Association of REALTORS®
Membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS®, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry.
The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Florida Realtors®
Florida Realtors® is the largest trade association in the state with more than 127,000 members.
The mission of Florida Realtors® is to advance Florida’s real estate industry by shaping public policy on real property issues; encouraging, promoting and teaching consistent standards for ethical practice and professionalism; and building on the efforts of local Boards/Associations to provide the information and tools members need to succeed.
Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood. Visit Website
Protecting the dream of homeownership! From city hall to the U.S. Capitol, REALTORS® are actively involved in a wide range of issues related to the health and well-being of the communities where they work and live. Through their membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, they are a powerful voice in support of the dream of homeownership and work to build strong communities and a vibrant business environment that benefits everyone.  Visit Website
Find your next home or see how much your home is worth. The most accurate, updated home searches—powered by the MLS. Access the same property information used by REALTORS®!
Homesnap is the real estate industry's national search portal, featuring the same accurate, real-time information that agents use. Millions of people use the same app as their real estate agent - find out why.
Bartow Chamber
Membership in the Bartow Chamber of Commerce gives your business added credibility, viability and marketability.
The Bartow Chamber carries a long history of organizing and facilitating important community initiatives that contribute positively to the area’s quality of life and its marketability as a place to conduct business.
Polk County School Board
The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to ensure rigorous, relevant learning experiences that result in high achievement for our students.
More than 94,000 students are enrolled, with a diverse student body. The district is the largest employer in Polk County with over 13,000 employees. More than half of those are employed as teachers.
Polk County Property Appraiser
To provide our county with accurate and equitable assessments.
We are working hard to gain your confidence and to provide you with accurate information, excellent customer service, and the efficient use of public funds.
Polk County History Center
The Polk County Historical Museum opened its doors on September 19, 1998, in the Old Polk County Courthouse, located in downtown Bartow.
The Museum serves the Polk County Community through special events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. The Museum’s exhibits and programs continue to grow and change as new information and artifacts become available.
Central Florida Development Council
To lead the collaborative economic development efforts of the Polk Technology Region by promoting and growing an economy based on high-skill, high-wage sustainable and evolutionary businesses.
The Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) has been designated by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners as its primary economic development organization.
City of Bartow
With a population of more than 17,000, Bartow remains the county seat of one of Florida’s geographically largest counties–Polk County has more than 585,000 residents.
The city now called Bartow was founded in October 1851 as Fort Blount, a stockade established by Redding Blount and his family. In the 1850’s, the first permanent new settlers came to the area near the dead-waters of the “Peas River” (or Peace River) and established Fort Blount.
City of Fort Meade
Located in Central Florida, Fort Meade is the kind of town that still maintains the character and charm of living in a place where everybody really does know your name.
Spend a few minutes talking to the locals and you’ll find that the personality of Fort Meade draws you back to a simpler, friendly time…a time when families and friends gathered together to enjoy barbeques at each other’s homes.
Polk County Government
Explore this area and find information and services on elected officials, county news, county departments, and many more!
Polk County is strategically located in the center of the Florida peninsula, about equal distance from the east and west coast and half way between the Georgia-Florida border and the Southern tip of the peninsula.
Polk County Parks and Recreation
Polk County offers over 60 facilities for parks and recreational activities.
Polk County offers over 60 facilities for parks and recreational activities including boat launching sites, sports, camping, picnicking, walking paths and trails, and various youth leagues.
Bartow Public Library
Originally founded in 1897, the early reading room finally became a Carnegie Grant library in 1915.
Our library, pictured here, has become a popular center of activity in the community with wonderful art displays, crafts exhibits and demonstrations, story telling, reading classes, computer classes, and much more.
LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12.
The largest LEGOLAND Park in the world, it features more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, restaurants, shopping, a breathtaking botanical garden and the all-new LEGOLAND Water Park.
Streamsong Golf Resort and Spa – A feast for the senses, a haven for the soul, setting a new standard for luxury golf resorts in Florida.
A resort where golf is both a quest for perfection and an art form. A retreat that is the ultimate escape for relaxation, enrichment and rejuvenation. A place where the surrounding ecosystems are as deeply valued as the time you’ll spend with us.
The Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club is a non-profit organization, founded in 1972, to promote interest in restoring, preserving and exhibiting antique internal combustion engines, steam engines, antique tractors and autos and other labor saving devices from the by-gone years.
One of the goals of the Florida Flywheelers is to be involved in giving back to the local community with our Christmas in the Village in December and the supporting of the local FFA Tractor Restoration Teams. Our mission is to preserve the past for the future.
Polk State Corporate College: Real Estate Institute
The Polk State Corporate College provides workforce training through eight institutes, including the Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Child Care Training Institute, Contractor Safety Training Institute, Insurance Institute, IT/Computer Institute, Professional Development Institute, Real Estate Institute, and Supply Chain Management Institute.
The Real Estate Institute provides participants with an understanding of real estate principles, practices, and law. Participants taking these courses are primarily seeking to explore possible careers in the real estate field. We have partnered with online trainer OLT Online Training to offer the Sales Associate real estate course, and also a 14-hour continuing education (CE) bundle course that includes State mandated material along with elective material.