The Original Publix Supermarket cicra 1940′s
Winter Haven, is called “The Chain of Lakes City” because of its numerous fresh water lakes which touch or are contained within the city limits. 24 of the lakes are connected by a system of navigable canals better known as the “Chain of Lakes”. It is also the home of Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven’s Gilbert Airport. Winter Haven also contains many buildings designed by Gene Leedy, one of the founders of the Sarasota School of Architecture.
The city gets its name from it obvious lack of colder weather with a warm tropical climate throughout the majority of the year. The average temperature is 62 degrees Fahrenheit.