Dade City is an affordable town located in Central Florida. A favorable location for nature lovers, the city is situated near an expansive nature preserve. With local antique shops and a town heritage museum, Dade City offers residents plenty of small-town charm along with sunny, warm weather. Tampa is less than an hour away for active adults who enjoy the big city every once in a while.
Climate & Geography
Dade City residents experience warm weather throughout the year with more rainfall than average and no snowfall. The rainiest months in Dade City are June through September.
Dade City is located northeast of Tampa on flat, low-lying land near swampland. Many smaller bodies of water are located in the city, and Lake Pasadena and Sumner Lake are located nearby.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Active adults can hunt for treasures at Dade City’s local antique shops or enjoy a night out at one of the area’s restaurants. Tampa Premium Outlets, which offers name brands at discounted prices, is located roughly a half-hour away from Dade City in Lutz. Any active adults that are interested in a larger selection of shopping and entertainment options can visit Tampa, located less than an hour away.
History lovers can visit the Dade City Heritage and Cultural Museum. Built inside a former train depot, the museum allows visitors to explore what the area was like almost 100 years ago.
Locals looking to escape into nature can visit the wetlands of nearby Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve. The preserve is a popular place to enjoy a hike in the year-round warm weather.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Dade City is lower than the state and national averages. Housing plays the biggest part in lowering the overall cost of living as the cost of a home in Dade City is roughly half of the national average.
Florida is considered a tax-friendly state. The state has no income tax, and property taxes are generally about average. The sales tax in Dade City is about average at 7 percent.
Florida ranks in the top half of states on Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
AdventHealth Dade City is conveniently located within city limits, offering locals easy access to health care when needed. AdventHealth Zephyrhills, located in nearby Zephyrhills, is rated high performing by U.S. News in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure.