Spring Hill : Florida

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What Spring Hill is like for active adults
Spring Hill Florida is one of the northernmost retirement communities on Florida’s (west) Gulf Coast. If you drive between Tallahassee (on the inside of Florida’s elbow) down the coast toward Tampa you will be struck by how empty the landscape is for almost 100 miles. Development starts just above Spring Hill; bulldozers relentlessly churn further north from here every day. Spring Hill is about 38 miles north of Tampa, and is somewhat inland. Spring Hill offers many pleasant places to live, although its central corridor, U.S. 19 is an unending series of strip malls and chain stores.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

One can find many developments to choose from in Spring Hill. Many are built around large lakes with offer pleasant water side living, others feature golf courses or are closer to the Gulf. The nearby planned community of Hernando Beach offers water access and a relaxed lifestyle.
Average home prices in Spring Hill have fallen from the high $100's in 2006 to about $90,000 in mid 2013 according to City-Data. 

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What is special about this retirement community

The Weeki Wachee Gardens are nearby; Pederson Park and countless waterways offer plenty of fishing and boating; Suwannee River and Gainesville are nearby; many large lakes in the area; it is an extremely fast-growing community with opportunities for work; and as the northernmost outpost on Florida's west coast the area is much less expensive than just 40 miles to the south in Tampa.

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What is not special about this retirement community
Here is some question whether rapid growth can be controlled. There does not appear to be a central downtown. U.S. 19 is not appealing, although you can certainly buy anything you want there.
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What kinds of people like retiring here

Within Spring Hill lies, Timber Pines, a 1,400 acre community for 55 and over.  The entire complex is owned by the 3,452 residents   63 holes of golf, 8 tennis courts, fabulous Country Club, Performing Arts center, Fitness center, woodshop, pools, hot tubs, etc. 3 24/7 gated entrances.   Timber Pines offers a very unique value for retirement than most of coastal Florida.  www.timberpines.org


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Local economy is driven by
Construction, retail.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Spring Hill is located a few miles from the Gulf, about 36 miles north of Tampa. Currently it is the biggest town between Tampa and Tallahassee. Many lakes are in the area.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
For culture at this point one would best head to Tampa or St. Petersburg to the south.
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Crime in Spring Hill is slightly lower than the national average.
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Medical facilities

The Oak Hill Hospital and the Spring Hill Regional Hospital are both located here.

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Tampa International Airport is 36 miles away. The Tollway is a new road that promises to open up the area to development. In the meantime it offers a fast way to get to points south.
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Valuable Links
Spring Hill on Wikipedia
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What people are saying about Spring Hill

Within Spring Hill lies, Timber Pines, a 1,400 acre community for 55 and over. The entire complex is owned by the 3,452 residents 63 holes of golf, 8 tennis courts, fabulous Country Club, Performing Arts center, Fitness center, woodshop, pools, hot tubs, etc. 3 24/7 gated entrances. Timber Pines offers a very unique value for retirement than most of coastal Florida
Posted by ken mackey on May 05, 2008

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Facts about SPRING HILL
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,Coastal,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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