As the second oldest city in Polk County, Bartow is a great place to live if you are looking for a city rich in history and culture. Bartow is named after Francis S. Bartow, the first brigade commander to die in combat during the American Civil War. Located just east of the Tampa Bay Area and southwest of the Greater Orlando area, this historic city, charmingly nicknamed the City of Oaks and Azaleas, is home to the largest phosphate industry in the nation. As cities around Bartow continued to see growth, Bartow was cautious not to expand too quickly. Now, with the phosphate industry declining, Bartow is ready to transition from a once industrial town to a place where more than 40,000 people can call home.
If you are interested in living in a quickly growing city, now is the time to search for Bartow rental properties. Bartow apartments are perfect for individuals just graduating from the surrounding colleges including University of South Florida Polytechnic, Polk State College, and Florida Southern College. Bartow rental homes including Bartow townhomes for rent and Bartow condos for rent are a great place to reside if you are looking to get involved in county government or if you want to raise your children in a safe place away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding metropolitan areas.
No matter what Bartow rental property you choose, you are sure to feel at home.