Sebring, FL Info
Sebring is a city in Highlands County, Florida, United States, nicknamed "The City on the Circle", in reference to Circle Drive, the center of the Sebring Downtown Historic District. In 2010, the United States Census Bureau reported a population of 10,491. It is the county seat of Highlands County, and is the principal city of the Sebring Micropolitan area.
Sebring is the home of the Sebring International Raceway, created on a former airbase, first used in 1950. It hosted the 1959 Formula One United States Grand Prix, but is currently best known as the host of the 12 Hours of Sebring, an annually held American Le Mans Series race. Nearby Highlands Hammock State Park is a popular attraction. One of Sebring's main lakes, Lake Jackson, is home to many parks and activities.
Sebring was founded in 1912. It was named after George E. Sebring, a pottery manufacturer from Ohio who developed the city. The village of Sebring, Ohio is also named for George E. Sebring (1859–1927) and his family. It was chartered by the state of Florida in 1913, and was selected as the county seat of Highlands County when the county was created in 1921.
Golf, Golf, and more Golf! - Pick a course and enjoy our year round Golfing, there are plenty to choose from including 2 in Sun N Lake.
Highlands Little Theater - The mission of Highlands Little Theatre is to provide a venue for community participation in live theatrical productions, thereby enhancing the quality of cultural arts in the Highlands County, Florida area.
Highlands Hammock State Park - Is one of Florida's oldest state parks that opened in 1931. There is a three-mile scenic loop road with nine hiking trails and a board walk that runs through a swamp. There are two camp grounds in the park, both a primitive as a family ground.
Lake Istokpoga, a scenic lake located on US 98 south west of Sebring. The access road can be found close to the bridge of Arbuckle Creek, and has a boat ramp and a wooden fishing pier that keeps fishers safe from the numerous alligators that live in this large and shallow lake. Large parts of the lake are covered by water plants. Airboat rides are offered nearby.
The Circle, or downtown Sebring. Unlike most towns in America, Sebring has no main street but is built around a circle instead, that is part of "Scenic Highway" SR. 17. The center of town is a quiet place with small shops. Through the years, most businesses have moved to US 27 leaving down town shops struggling for customers.
Sebring International Raceway. A road course auto racing facility which hosts the 12 Hours of Sebring, a sports car racing series sanctioned by the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Sebring Raceway is one of the oldest continuously-operating race tracks in the United States, with its first race held in 1950.
Sebring, FL Web Links
|TV, Internet, & Phone Service||www.SebringComputers.com|
|City of Sebring||www.mysebring.com|
|Florida Hospital Heartland||www.floridastateparks.org/highlandshammock|
|Highlands Regional Hospital||www.highlandsregional.com|
|Sebring International Raceway||www.sebringraceway.com|
|Highlands Hammock State Park||www.sebringraceway.com|
|The Children's Museum||www.childrensmuseumhighlands.com|
|Highlands Museum of the Arts||www.highlandsmota.org|
|Sun ‘n Lake Elementary School||www.highlands.k12.fl.us/~snl|
|Fred Wild Elementary||www.highlands.k12.fl.us/~fwe|
|Cracker Trail Elementary||www.highlands.k12.fl.us/~cte|
|Hill-Gustat Middle School||www.highlands.k12.fl.us/~hgm|
|Sebring Middle School||www.highlands.k12.fl.us/~sms/|
|Sebring High School||www.highlands.k12.fl.us/~shs|