Spring Hill : Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Spring Hill

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.  The 2010 population was 99,000, up 43% from 2000.  

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Where to Retire in Spring Hill and Home Prices

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.
The average home price was $199,836 in early 2021, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Spring Hill

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.


What Is Not Special about Spring Hill

There 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.


Who Will Like Retirement in Spring Hill

People looking for a quieter, less expensive side of Florida might like it here in Spring Hill.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Construction, retail.

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. The average Jan temp is in the high 50s and the average July temp is about 80.  There is a lot of rain in the summertime.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

For culture at this point one would best head to Tampa or St. Petersburg to the south.


Crime in Spring Hill is slightly lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

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



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.

Valuable Links

Spring Hill on Wikipedia


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