A small hicktown in central Florida in Highlands County, closest
to larger hicktowns such as Avon Park and Sebring.
It has a population of a little over 2,000, not including the massive
amount of underpaid illegal Mexican
migrant workers that come
to pick oranges. Lake
Placid prides itself in the fact that it has 30 named lakes.
There's absolutely nothing to do here, unless you like old people, oranges, caladiums, lakes, or Beef O Brady's.
Placid has no WalMart, no movie theater, no mall
GOOD one is two hours
away), and nothing is open 24 hours
Placid High school is known for it's shitty football team and 23% dropout
rate, and nothing else. The party scene is pretty much
the only thing kids have to do. Teen pregnancy is huge here, with
at least 15 girls pregnant during the 2007-2008 school year.
It was created
to be a vacation town for the wealthy people of Lake
Placid, NY, but eventually turned into a community of it's own. It was founded
by the creator of the Dewey
Placid is also a city in New York, and a shitty movie about
a giant alligator.
Sebring kids: "There's a huge party going
on in Lake Placid tonight. I hate
those fucking redneck hicks, but let's go get us some free
"The movie Lake Placid sucked."