Wimauma, FL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Overview 

Wimauma is a small town in the Central Gulf Coast surrounded by multiple lakes. The area is popular for its scenic beauty and quiet, residential lifestyle. With its year-round warmth and proximity to the attractions of Tampa, Florida, Wimauma is an attractive destination for active adults.

Climate & Geography 

Wimauma has a high number of sunny days and a pleasant year-round climate. Summer temperatures reach the 90s and winters dip into the 50s. Like much of the area, Wimauma has higher than average rainfall, experiencing 54 inches per year.

Wimauma is located in Hillsborough County just east of the Gulf of Mexico and is known for its swampy areas and multiple bodies of water.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Nature enthusiasts have plenty to explore in Wimauma. The top attraction in this town is Little Manatee River State Park, a greenspace along the 40-mile river that leads to the Tampa Bay. Facilities in the park include campgrounds, amphitheaters, trails, and nature exhibits. Other popular outdoor attractions include Elmira’s Wildlife Sanctuary, Redhawk Ranch, and Lake Wimauma.

Wimauma residents have easy access to chain restaurants and name-brand department stores. Nearby Tampa, only a half-hour north, is popular for its local boutique shopping, gourmet seafood restaurants, and art galleries.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Wimauma is higher than the state and national averages, primarily because of high housing and transportation costs.

Florida is very tax friendly for retirees because it does have a state income tax. Additionally, the state also offers property tax exemptions for residents over the age of 65. Sales taxes are close to the national average.

Health Care

The Tampa metro area ranks in the top 100 communities on Gallup’s Well-Being Index.

Wimauma residents have easy access to multiple hospitals that are rated high performing by U.S. News, including South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital-Tampa. Additionally, Tampa General Hospital is nationally ranked.

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