Apollo Beach is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida. This small town offers a quaint assortment of outdoor activities. It is quiet enough for fishing trips but also has a lively beachside area. With Tampa less than 20 miles away, retirees can incorporate a nice mix into their daily lives.
Climate & Geography
Apollo Beach has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual high temperature is in the low 80s and the average annual low temperature is in the mid 60s. The average annual precipitation is approximately 45 inches of rainfall. The climate characterizes itself with hot and humid summers along with dry and mild winters.
Apollo Beach is in southern Hillsborough County and located less than 20 miles from Tampa. The Hillsborough River flows through the city and supplies the main source of fresh water. At one point, Hillsborough Bay begins to flow with Old Tampa Bay which ultimately flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
The city’s proximity to Tampa Bay allows for an assortment of outdoor activities. Tampa’s Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center allows residents take a peek at an endangered species, manatees. Minutes away is the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve where residents like to bring their dogs, stroll the beach, and go for a swim. There are also a multitude of fishing locations to spend the day.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home cost in Apollo Beach is right at the national median.
Florida is one of the few states with no income tax. Social Security and other retirement income are not taxed. Florida residents ages 65 and older who meet certain income limits can receive an extra homestead exemption equal to the assessed value of property.
South Bay Hospital is located less than five miles from Apollo Beach, located in Sun City Center. It is ranked high performing by U.S. News in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. Tampa General Hospital is approximately 12 miles from Apollo Beach in Tampa and is nationally ranked in five adult specialties.