The Greater Avon Park Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present our membership directory. We intend for this to serve as a tremendous resource with complete listings of the businesses, services, churches, schools and civic organizations within our community. We ask that you patronize those businesses whose advertising made this directory possible.
Known as the "City of Charm" and the "City of Champions," Avon Park is located in the heart of Citrus Country. Avon Park boasts about its numerous pristine lakes, championship golf courses, and its crowned jewel, "The Downtown Mile-Long Mall." With its natural resources including its friendly residents, come and see why Avon Park is fast becoming a well known secret!
Should you require any further information or want to know more about Avon Park, call the Chamber office at 863-453-3350 or stop by our office located at 28 East Main Street on the "Mile Long Mall."
Charles Devlin, President
Avon Park Chamber of Commerce
The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce, governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership and operated by a paid professional staff, offers a wide range of assistance and services to area visitors, residents and businesses. The Chamber answers thousands of requests each year by phone, mail, and walk-in visitors. The first inquiry of the day may be someone asking directions to a street or business; the next could be a business wishing to relocate to the area, or needing demographic information. A progressive Chamber must act as the "Front Door to the Community" and be ready to assist with each request promptly and efficiently. The Avon Park Chamber strives to answer each request in this manner.
The more than 300 member businesses of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce represent many aspects of the business world. From local retail trade to manufacturing and international exporting. For the resident, the Chamber of Commerce is a reliable source of community information, and a dependable resource for business referrals. General information and business referrals are available by phone (863) 453-3350 during office hours Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Chamber office, located at 28 East Main St., is stocked with a variety of brochures, maps and information about our city. We welcome visits from business people, residents and tourists alike.
The City of Avon Park, founded in 1886, is known as "The City of Charm," "The City of Champions", and "Home of the Mile Long Mall" where the center of our Downtown Business District is located. Avon Park is home for 20,000 residents that enjoy the many employment and recreational opportunities in our community.
The City of Avon Park operates under a city manager form of government who operates under the direction of an elected four-member council and mayor. In addition to excellent police and fire departments the city also provides water and sewer service to its residents.
Avon Park is a family town with family values where our youth are considered our most important asset. These values are reflected in our schools, our youth sports activities, our churches, and most importantly our homes.
Whether you enjoy fishing, boating or other water sports; golfing at one of the area courses; hiking, biking, or just relaxing; you are sure to find just what youre looking for here in Avon Park our "City of Charm." From its mile long mall highlighting the downtown, to the businesses and activity along US 27, Avon Park people always take the time to welcome visitors and to lend a helping hand. Ours is a growing city one that grows on you!
Danbury, Connecticut, native Oliver Martin Crosby first settled in the area in 1884 during his quest to study and write about swamps and their snake, alligator and mosquito companions. Other Americans searching for a quiet retreat quickly followed, and an English native suggested the towns name involve "Avon" since it reminded her of Stratford-on-Avon in that country (the birthplace of William Shakespeare). Avon Park was incorporated as a town in 1913 and gained city status in 1925. In the past century, our city proudly has worn several labels: "The City of Champions," to honor the high school as the first in the state to win both baseball and football state championships in the same year, and "Home of the Mile-Long Mall," which refers to the strip of retail land between four traffic lanes on Main Street.
But the sweetest nickname that aptly sums up the entire Avon Park experience is "The City of Charm."
Avon Park enjoys a central Florida location, with U.S. Highway 27 running north to south like a red carpet through the heart of the downtown district. (U.S. 27 continues northward to Canada, providing excellent connections with not only the South and Midwest regions, but international destinations as well.) State Highway 25 and County Route 17A provide competent transportation routes for east-west and additional traffic patterns. Altogether, we maintain 75 paved street miles to cover a 4.4 square mile landmass.
Avon Park boasts a 640-acre field municipal airport to accommodate private planes. The private flight instruction on site appeals to business owners and weekend travelers.
Our location naturally attracts visitors and residents who value Floridas inviting beaches, marshland wonders and amusement park excitement from our hub, they have equal access to all three:
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The "Mile-Long Mall" in the heart of downtown, an antique district that attracts privately owned boutiques, diners and craft stalls, sets the tone for Avon Parks unique retail base. Enclosed modern shopping malls Lakeshore Mall to the south and Eagle Ridge Mall to the north and accompanying strip centers complete shoppers needs for department stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and other daily necessities.
And theres no excuse to go hungry in our town! Good eating takes on a new flavor as nationally recognized names vie with entrepreneurial ventures to satisfy your stomachs rumblings. Classic American grille, seafood, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, pizza, fast-food you wont want to skip a meal or a dessert opportunity while in Avon Park.
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