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With BeLocal, there’s no need to wonder where longtime residents go for fun, food, shopping, activities, and more. Simply flip through the pages of your free BeLocal magazine to discover local favorites.
Thousands of new movers (and locals) have turned to BeLocal for guidance. Our magazine shares stories and descriptions of community gems — and so much more. BeLocal is the perfect resource to find dependable businesses to suit whatever needs you may have. As your go-to guide for all things local, we’re so happy you’re here.
When it comes to advice you can trust, who better to hear from than long-time community residents?
Take a peek inside the latest issue for words of wisdom and smart suggestions from true locals.
Starting over in a new hometown is never simple.
But through BeLocal, you can easily explore local living at its finest. Check out the articles below to learn more about some of the best “hidden gems” the community has to offer.
Meet Your Publisher
Bianca Mc Kinney
Meet our Publisher! Bianca has called Lakeland home for over 45 years and absolutely loves this amazing city. She is passionate about connecting people and helping our local businesses grow. The residents of Lakealnd have become part of her extended family. She happily refers to them and business partners as "My People" When Bianca isn't working you can find her enjoying time at the gym, running, spending time with family and friends. Anything outside, especially the pool and beach.
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Hi Bianca My name is Kim and I moved to Lakeland this year January. I had started my research online to get to know my new home but found it overwhelming. Then one day I received your publication BeLocal in the mail and couldn't believe how perfect it was and how grateful I am for it. Thank you so much for thinking of us newbies. Thank you Thank you Thank you 😊