Holiday is a community located along the Gulf coast of Florida, in the Tampa metropolitan area. Surrounded by beaches and boardwalks, Holiday has a tropical atmosphere. Additionally, the cost of living in Holiday is affordable and the weather throughout the year is pleasant.
Climate and Geography
The climate in Florida is generally characterized as humid subtropical. Summer temperatures in Holiday may reach temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s while winter temperatures may fall to the low 50s. Holiday gets heavy rains accumulating 51 inches of rain on average, per year.
Situated along the Gulf coast, the surrounding terrain is mostly low, flat land punctuated by lakes, canals, and other inlets. The city is adorned by tropical plants like coconut and royal palms.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Some of the top attractions in Holiday include Anclote River Park, Key Vista Nature Park, Anclote Gulf Park, Absolute Florida Flats Fishing, Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions, Seal in the Sun Charters, Captain Dustin Fishing Charters, and Anclote Village Marina.
Residents will enjoy miles of tropical beaches along the coast, and can drive to the city of Tampa in less than an hour to enjoy all of the big city amenities on offer there.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Holiday is notably lower than the state and national averages. Housing costs are very low and other factors like health care, grocery, utilities, and transportation are similar to the national averages.
Florida does not have a state income tax, therefore retirement income does not get additional state tax. Furthermore, qualifying residents over the age of 65 may request a homestead exemption to offset the cost of property taxes.
Although there are no hospitals in Holiday, there are a number of health care providers in the surrounding area that are rated high performing by U.S. News. The Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity and AdventHealth North Pinellas in Lake Tarpon are both less than 10 miles away. Other high performing hospitals close to Holiday include Mease Countryside Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant hospital, and Largo Medical Center.