San Antonio is a quaint city located in Central Florida. The city is near a vast nature preserve and an expansive golf and country club, providing many ways for active adults to enjoy the pleasant weather. The city is also a short distance from Tampa, offering retirees convenient access to vibrant city life when desired.
Climate & Geography
San Antonio is situated southwest of Orlando and northeast of Tampa. The city is built on low-lying land near an area of wetlands.
Year-round warmth invites locals to get outside and enjoy outdoor activities. The number of sunny days in San Antonio is well above the national average, and the area experiences higher-than-average rainfall in the form of frequent afternoon thunderstorms.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
The San Antonio area offers residents several engaging outdoor activities. Golfers will appreciate the nearby Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. The club offers golf courses, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Active adults can also explore the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, which features an inviting space for residents to take in views of Florida’s natural wildlife and wetland ecosystem. It also has areas for boating, fishing, canoeing, and cycling.
San Antonio has several local boutiques, pottery stores, and antique shops, and the surrounding area boasts a number of festivals each year. For more high-end shopping and dining, Tampa is only a half-hour away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Overall, the cost of living in San Antonio is slightly higher than the national average but lower than the state average. Housing costs in San Antonio are lower than both the state and national averages.
Florida has no income tax, making it a tax-friendly state for retirees. The sales tax in San Antonio is 7 percent, which is average for the U.S. Property taxes are slightly below average.
The Tampa metro area ranks in the top 100 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index, and Florida ranks in the top 20 states.
There are no hospitals within San Antonio, and the closest hospitals are AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills. Tampa General Hospital, roughly 35 miles away, is rated high performing and ranked the No. 4 hospital in the state by U.S. News.