Sun City Center, FL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Sun City Center is an age-restricted, active adult community in the Tampa Bay area which was originally founded in 1961. The community was provides retirees with many big city amenities as well as a large list of fun activities.

Sun City Center is an age-restricted, active adult community in the Tampa Bay area which was originally founded in 1961. The community was provides retirees with many big city amenities as well as a large list of fun activities.

Sun City Center Climate & Geography

Most of Central Florida boasts a humid subtropical climate, characterized by two distinct seasons annually. Late spring through fall ushers in a hot, wet season, however winter and early spring offer cooler, drier conditions. Sun City Center receives over 50 inches of rainfall, primarily during the summer months of the wet season. Nevertheless, the region enjoys over 200 sunny days each year.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Sun City Center

The community boasts over 60 clubs and activities for retirees to engage in, encompassing arts and crafts, fitness, civic and social, dance and music clubs, and more.

Outside the community, Little Manatee River State Park, offer a plethora of outdoor recreation options. Additionally the Ruskin Family Drive-In Theater is a great place to catch a nighttime movie. The most popular annual event is SouthShore Seafood and Arts Festival. Vendors serve seafood and specialty items, there is also an arts and crafts show, live entertainment, and showcased boats.

For additional recreation and entertainment choices, Sun City Center is approximately an hour away from Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg.

Sun City Center Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Sun City Center is lower than both the state and national index. Furthermore Florida is considered one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees. Florida is one of the few states in the country where the state does not tax on income. Subsequently Social Security benefits and other forms of retirement income are tax free. In addition the combined sales tax in the community is 8.5 percent.

Health Care in Sun City Center

Florida consistently ranks in the top 20 U.S. States according to Gallup's Well-Being Index.

55+ community residents in Sun City have a variety of health care options to choose from. South Bay Hospital is located directly in Sun City Center, and is rated high performing by U.S. News. Nearby, Tampa General Hospital is nationally ranked and also rated high performing. Furthermore, St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg and Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon are both rated high performing.


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Sun City Center, FL - Club Renaissance

Sun City Center

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - Low $800ks
  • 9500 Homes (297 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1961 - 2018
  • 14 reviews
Kings Point - Sun City Center, FL

Kings Point

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - Mid $400ks
  • 5277 Homes (129 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1973 - 2015
  • 16 reviews

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The Preserve at La Paloma - Sun City Center, FL

The Preserve at La Paloma

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - High $400ks
  • 104 Homes (8 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Fairway Pointe - Sun City Center, FL

Fairway Pointe

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 54 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews

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