Dade City : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Dade City

Dade City is a small town with an old-Florida feel that attracts plenty of retirees - 40 percent of the population is age  45 or older. Weeping willows and moss-draped trees render it a classically Southern small town. There is a comfortable, homey feel in this sunny, friendly community. Photo of Pasco County Courthouse and photo of Dade City Women's Club on the National Register of Historic Places courtesy of Ebyabe and Wikipedia.


Where to Retire in Dade City and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home in Dade City was just under $102,400 in mid-2017, according to Zillow.


What is special about Dade City

Central Florida is horse country; just outside Dade City, Little Everglades Steeplechase has plenty of races and competitions.


What is not special about Dade City

Dade City is hot during the summer months.


Who will like retirement in Dade City

Those who like Southern style and a civic-forward, easygoing lifestyle retire here.

Local economy is driven by

Tourism, construction


Climate and Physical Environment

Dade City has the typical heat of Florida - 90s in the summer and 50s and 60s in the winter.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The annual January Kumquat Festival is the highlight of the year - nearly 40,000 people gather downtown to celebrate all things kumquat. There's also a Pioneer Florida museum in town for history lovers.


Crime in Dade City is about a third higher than the national average.

Medical facilities

Pasco Regional Medical Center is ranked in the top 5% of national hospitals for general surgery.


The closest large airport is Tampa about 45 miles away.  Dade City is above average in walkability when compared to other communities.


Valuable Links

Dade City, Florida

Dade City on Wikipedia


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Facts about DADE CITY
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Coastal,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
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