Other cities in the 863 area code include: Bartow, Lake Wales, Sebring, Avon Park, Arcadia, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Okeechobee, Wauchula, Labelle, Dundee, Mulberry, Davenport, Frostproof, Moore Haven, Lake Placid, Polk City, Zolfo Springs, Babson Park, and River Ranch.
Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 59,682. It is the county seat of Osceola County. Kissimmee is a Principal City of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2010 population of 2,134,411.
Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, east of Tampa. According to the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the city had a population of 100,710. Lakeland is a principal city of the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area (coterminous with Polk County), which had an estimated population of 623,009 in July 2013 based on data from the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research. It is twinned with Richmond Hill, Ontario ; Imabari, Ehime, Japan ; Balti, Moldova ; Portmore, Jamaica ; and Chongming County, Shanghai, China through the Lakeland chapter of Sister Cities International.Native Americans began to live in the area 12,000 years ago. White settlers arrived in Lakeland in the 1870s and the city expanded in the 1880s with the arrival of rail service. Lakeland is home to the 1,267-acre Circle B Bar Reserve.
Plant City is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida, in the United States, approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. The population was 34,721 at the 2010 census. Many people believe it was named for the flora (especially vegetables and fruits, as well as tropical houseplants) grown at plant nurseries in its tropical Gulf Coast climate. However, it was actually named after prominent railroad developer Henry B. Plant (see Plant System).Plant City is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world and hosts the annual Florida Strawberry Festival in the late winter (usually in February or early March), which is attended by people from all over the United States as well as many people from around the world. Wishnatzki Farms, the largest strawberry producer in Florida, has a large presence in Plant City.
The 863 area code lies within the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (or EDT). The current time in Eastern Daylight Time is 4:13 PM on Apr 20, 2021.