Highlands County is home to the Sebring International Raceway and Lake Placid. Located about 70 miles south of Orlando, Highlands County has rolling hills with 95 lakes, 43 boat ramps and landings, 18 county parks, and 15 golf courses.
Lake Placid is known as the Caladium Capital of the World for growing the elephant ear looking plants which are shipped worldwide.
Sebring is the County Seat of Highlands County, FL.
Highlands County Table of Contents
Highlands County Map
This map of Highlands County shows Sebring - home to the Sebring International Raceway, Lake Placid, and Lake Istokpoga - a lake that is nearly 28,000 acres and is a popular spot for boating, and fishing for large mouth bass, black crappie, sunfish, and bluegill.
Highlands County is bordered by seven Florida counties:
- Osceola County to its northeast
- Okeechobee County to its east
- Glades County to its south
- Charlotte County to its southwest
- De Soto County to its west
- Hardee County to its west
- Polk County to its north
Area Codes and Zip Codes for Highlands County
The area code for Sebring is 863.
Cities in Highlands County Florida
Highlands County has three incorporated cities and fourteen unincorporated towns.
Incorporated Cities in Highlands County
- Avon Park
- Lake Placid
Unincorporated Cities and Towns in Highlands County
- Avon Park Lakes
- De Soto City
- Fort Basinger
- Fort Kissimmee
- Placid Lakes
- Spring Lake
- Sun ‘n Lake of Sebring
- Sylvan Shores
- Overnight Emma