Bushnell : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Bushnell

Bushnell is a small rural town in Sumter County, Florida, with a diverse population of a little under 3,000. Named after John W. Bushnell, who brought the railroad to the community. Located in central Florida, it is approximately 50 miles north of Tampa and 50 miles west of Orlando.  Picture of Old Sumter County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Ebyabe.

 

Where to Retire in Bushnell and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value to be $135,000 in mid-2017.

 

What is special about Bushnell

Bushnell is a small town but home to historical sites, a motorsports Park, and The Florida International Teaching Zoo. Home prices are well below the national average.

 

What is not special about Bushnell

The small town is a bit islolated with the nearest city (Tampa) over 50 miles away.  The nearest large airport is about 70 miles from here.

 

Who will like retirement in Bushnell

Retirees who want to live in a small, quiet, rural town in Florida may like it here. The median age is 50.

 

Local economy is driven by

Bushnell has a mixed workforce of both white and blue-collar job. The economy is driven by administrative and support services, along with construction.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 60 degrees and July's average is 81 degrees.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Bushnell has parks and outdoor recreation, and hosts a few town events.  It is home to historical sites, and the Florida National Cemetery and Dade Battlefield State Park.

 

Crime

The crime rate is above the national average, with most crimes involving theft.

 

Medical facilities

Citrus Memorial located in Inverness, about 20 mles away.

 

Transportation

Tampa, the nearest airport, is 66 miles away.

 

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