Lakeland, Tennessee Real Estate and Community Information

Welcome to Lakeland, TN.

The city of Lakeland is located in Shelby County, Tennessee and occupies the 38002 zip code. The 2015 population of the city was approximately 12,430 residents.

The city enjoys a low crime rate and excellent public school system and the neighborhoods are family friendly. There are a number of amenities within the city including shopping, dining and some entertainment. Residents of the city are inclined to be involved in the community and work through several non-profit organizations in the city.

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Notoriously, Lakeland was once home to the Lakeland Amusement Park and in the mid 1970’s, the city was incorporated. Up until official incorporation, homes were scarce and most residents were employed by the amusement park. The first mayor was elected in 1977 and the first city council meeting was held in a spare bedroom at the home of the mayor. In 1982, the first city hall was built in the area.

Garner Lake and Other Lakes

Expanding across 235 acres, this man-made lake was built in 1959 as the centerpiece of Lakeland Amusement Park. Most notable lakes in Tennessee are man-man, with the exception of Reelfoot lake in Tiptonville, but Garner lake remains the larges in Shelby County, TN. Scott's Creek and major runoff fee this lake bringing it to an average depth of 15 feet, ranging from 50 feet deep near the dam to less than one food in outer areas such as Osprey Cove. The lake is home to annual Independence Day Celebration Fireworks. Garner Lake is exclusive to the lot owners of surround neighborhoods.

Parks and Recreation

The Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department provides recreational opportunities for residents of all ages. The Department provides playgrounds, sports fields and courts, walking and hiking trails and fishing throughout the city. There is also a clubhouse available for rent that is ideal for family and neighborhood functions.

For more information, visit's Parks and Recreation Page. 

Attractions, Activities and Events

Residents will find a variety of things to do in the city and surrounding areas; including a motorsports park, cultural galleries, nature center, botanical gardens and zoo. Things to do in Lakeland can be found on lists featured on travel websites such as HotelPlanner and

Events found in the city and the surrounding areas very among sports tournaments, concerts, food festivals, theater, charitable walks and runs and seasonal and holiday celebrations. The Events Calendar seen on provides information for Lakeland local events, among other area interests. 


The city is served by the Lakeland School System and offers public school education for children in Kindergarten through grade 5. Students living in Lakeland are also zoned to outside schools through inter-local agreements with Arlington Community Schools and Bartlett City Schools. All school districts offer exceptional educational programs and are geared to challenge students in preparation of further education and/or careers after high school.

Real Estate

Available housing types in the city include single family homes, condominiums, townhouses and undeveloped properties suitable for residential development with some lots available in permitted subdivisions. Homes are a mix of new and existing construction. Prices for real estate in Lakeland is moderate with select properties considered expensive.

Home buyers searching for real estate in the city should contact Silvana Piadade, real estate agent. Ms. Piadade has the experience necessary to help clients find just the right home to meet their needs.

Silvana Piadade
Silvana Piadade