Weeki Wachee is a small city located near the coast in Central Florida. Active adults seeking a warm, quiet, and natural setting for retirement will appreciate the expansive nature preserve and natural springs located nearby. It's location just over an hour away from Tampa, makes for convenient travel and easy access to city attractions.
Climate & Geography
Weeki-Wachee has a humid subtropical climate, with warm weather year round and a period of heavy rainfall during the summer months, from June through September.
The city is situated north of Tampa, on low-lying land near Florida’s eastern coastline.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Residents enjoy warm weather and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The nearby Weeki Wachee Preserve allows activities like canoeing, fishing, hiking, and biking. Locals can take in scenic views of the water and wildlife at the preserve.
Pine Island Beach Park offers active adults a peaceful area to enjoy picturesque ocean views. From swimming in the Gulf of Mexico to lounging under a palm tree, the park is a well-known spot to enjoy the Florida sunshine.
Retirees can experience the city life by taking a day trip to Tampa, located just over an hour away from Weeki Wachee.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Weeki Wachee is lower than the state and national averages. This is mainly due to the average cost of housing in Weeki-Wachee being significantly below the national average.
There is no Income Tax or Social Security tax in Florida, making it one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees.
Weeki Wachee locals looking for hospitals nearby will find that they have a few options. Oak Hill Hospital and Bayfront Health Brooksville are both located nearby in Brooksville. Tampa General Hospital, located 57 miles away in Tampa, is ranked the No. 4 hospital in Florida by U.S. News. The hospital is nationally ranked in five specialties and high performing in two specialties and six procedures/conditions.