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What it's Like to Retire in Sebring

Sebring is a town of about 10,000 in South-central Florida.  It is the home of the Sebring International Raceway where the 12 Hours of Sebring, an annually held American Le Mans Series race, is held every year.  Highlands Hammock State Park is a popular local attraction. There is also the Sebring Downtown Historical District. The town is popular with retirees as a quiet and inexpensive place to live. The average age is 42 vs. the FL average of 38.  The nearby town of Lake Placid came into being when Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal System, founded the Lake Placid Health Club here as an extension of the one in Lake Placid, NY. Photo of welcome sign courtesy of Wikipedia and k4cay; photo of Sebring Train Station courtesy of Wikipedia and jhw57.

 

Where to Retire in Sebring and Home Prices

The median home valuein Sebring was $120,800 in late 2017, according to Zillow. That makes the median price of home less than half the national average. There are many active communities in the area.

 

What is special about Sebring

It is the home of a grand prix style endurance autorace, the 12 Hours of Sebring. South Florida State College and Azure College are located here.

 

What is not special about Sebring

Sebring has rates of both high school and college graduation which are much lower than the national average.

 

Who will like retirement in Sebring

People looking for a low cost retirement in Central Florida might like it here.

 

Local economy is driven by

Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishing

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Sebring is in central Florida. The average Jan temp is about 60 and the average July temp is 80.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are 2 colleges in the area. The 12 Hours of Sebring, a big autorace, is the event of the year.

 

Crime

Crime rate is slightly below average.

 

Medical facilities

There are 2 medical centers here: Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Highlands Regional Medical Center.

 

Transportation

Sebring is served by Amtrak from the Sebring Train Station, a depot built in 1924 by the Seaboard Air Line and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Amtrak's daily service here consists of two trains each from the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, heading south to Miami and north to Tampa, Orlando and New York City. The Sebring Regional Airport is the home of the e of the Sebring International Raceway.

 

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