Sun City Center : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Sun City Center

Sun City Center (officially Great Sun Center) is an incorporated, age-restricted community about 20 miles south of Tampa and near Ruskin.  It is home to an active adult community of the same name, in addition to another called Kings Point.  Sun City Center has its own government and about 20,000 residents. Most of the homes single family dwellings, but there are also duplexes, townhouses, and apartments. It has its own hospital and several nursing home facilities. It is legal to drive golf cars on the street during daylight; most shopping has special parking slots for them. There are several golf courses, about 20 various hobby shops, an outdoor and two indoor pools in the main clubhouse area. There are clubs for almost any interest or hobby including ham radio, computers, sewing, cards, investments, and dancing.

 

Where to Retire in Sun City Center and Home Prices

Sun City and Kings Point are 2 active communities here. According to City-data.com the median price of a home was about $138,000 in late 2014.

 

What is special about Sun City Center

Sun City provides a lot of recreational and social activities with over 200 clubs and organizations, along with many golf courses; The community also has a medical center.

 

What is not special about Sun City Center

Although we are not personally familiar with this community, we have seen discussion saying that since the community is long established that the average age of the residents makes it less appealing to younger retirees.  We suggest you visit it and see for yourself.

 

Who will like retirement in Sun City Center

Those who want a warm sunny climate with a low cost of living and lots of activities geared toward retirees would like it here.

 

Local economy is driven by

Recreation and Arts and Entertainment drive the economy here.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is about 60 degrees with July's average about 82 degrees.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Sun City offers restaurants and entertainment, and Tampa is just 20 miles away.

 

Crime

Sun City Center has a low crime rate.

 

Medical facilities

South Bay Hospital provides acute care in Sun City Center. Many other hospitals are nearby in Tampa.

 

Transportation

Amtrak is about 20 miles away in Bradenton, the nearest airport is in Tampa about 35 miles from Sun City Center.

 

Valuable Links

Sun Center Chamber of Commerce

 

What people are saying about Sun City Center

Sun City Center and Kingspoint
Hope someone can help out with these questions. We will be making a visit to the area over Christmas Break and plan to check out Sun City Center and Kingspoint. If I understand correctly, there are different 'neighborhoods' in each. Where should we concentrate on looking for homes? Are there nicer neighborhoods that are not too expensive? Are there neighborhoods we should avoid? Any help would be greatly appreciated about this community. :?: Thank you.
Posted by ValerieJo on August 20, 2014

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Facts about SUN CITY CENTER
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 65+
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • 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: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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