Lake City is the economic and governmental center of Columbia County, and has grown into a town that combines the warmth of a small community with the conveniences of life in a larger city. West of Lake City is the city of Live Oak, in Suwannee County, where growth and development has brought an influx of population and activities.
Shoppers from surrounding counties enjoy Lake City's numerous dining establishments and shopping options. A variety of businesses thrive here, and employ thousands of workers in everything from manufacturing to mining. Tourism is also a benefit to the area. Interstates 75 and 10 cross here, supporting over 2000 motel rooms and the largest state-run tourist information center in Florida.
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Lake City, is located in North Central Florida, approximately 40 miles South of the Georgia line and 60 miles to beaches, either East towards Jacksonville, or west to the Gulf of Mexico.
Lake City offers the conveniences of a large community, such as its large commercial establishments, technology-related businesses and ample tourist attractions, while still offering a small community flavor, where people lounge about on the front porch of an evening and wave as you walk by.
Rolling hills of farmland, studded by large elegant oaks with cows lounging in the shade tell the story of a people grounded by their roots. Fishing is also a much preferred sport for most people in Lake City.
We invite you to visit us in Lake City, Florida, the "Gateway To Paradise".