Sun City Center
Sun City Center is an expansive 55+ community near Tampa, Florida. This active adult community is a self-contained village complete with retail establishments, grocery stores, worship centers, and a hospital. Over 11,000 residents enjoy reasonably priced homes, resort-style amenities, and an active lifestyle with nearly 200 clubs and interest groups. Homes for sale in Sun City Center, FL are spread across a wide variety of homes models and styles, making it easy for buyers to find what they are looking for. The community's proximity to Tampa, the Gulf of Mexico, and other notable attractions make it a desirable option for those looking to take advantage of a coastal lifestyle.
Buyers looking for Sun City Center, FL active adult homes for sale will enjoy all that Sun City Center has to offer.
Sun City Center Amenities
Sun City Center is home to an array of amenities uniquely crafted for residents. The community is designed around three amenity campuses that each offer facilities for fitness, social, and interest group activities.
The Central Campus at Sun City Center includes several buildings and outdoor activity courts. The Atrium at the heart of the Central Campus is the focal point for many community activities. This campus contains a fitness center, an indoor lap pool, an indoor walking and therapy pool, an aerobics and dance studio, card room, computer lab, and a large conference center with several meeting rooms. There are also three regulation size lawn bowling courts, shuffleboard courts, an outdoor pool, library, woodworking shop and ceramics, pottery, and art studios at the Central Campus
The Old Town Hall in the Central Campus hosts a photography studio, billiards tables, an amateur radio club, and a small theater. The Arts and Crafts Center includes rooms for bunka, stained glass, china painting, weavers looms, shell crafting, lapidary, and sewing.
The South Campus at Sun City Center includes a 10,000 square-foot Community Hall that has a spacious auditorium with stage. This facility is often used for stage shows, dinners, and dances. There are several outdoor sports courts in the South Campus including four pickleball courts, ten Har-tru tennis courts, two volleyball courts, a softball field, and two dog parks. The West Campus includes gardening plots and RV storage.
In addition to the three amenity campuses, there are several other amenity centers in the greater Sun City Center area including clubhouses in Kings Point and Renaissance Club neighborhoods reserved exclusively for residents of those areas. Greater Sun City Center, Florida has eight golf courses that host 162-holes of golf. There are both championship and executive courses, and the community is home to the acclaimed Ben Sutton Golf School. Regardless of residents' skill levels, they are sure to find a course that provides an exciting golf experience.
Sun City Center Homes & Real Estate
Sun City Center was started in 1961 by Del Webb. In 1972 Del Webb announced they would no longer continue development and sold the remaining undeveloped land. Since then, several new developers have stepped in to fulfill the construction of the community. Since the the community has had several developers, Sun City, Florida homes for sale come in a variety of styles and floor plans. The greater Sun City Center community encompasses several neighborhoods including the original community along with newer sections like Kings Point and Renaissance.
The largest section of this 55+ community is the original neighborhood built by Del Webb, which contains approximately 6,200 homes and has over 11,000 residents. Kings Point at Sun City Center is a large gated neighborhood with approximately 5,300 villas and 9,500 residents. It is adjacent to the original neighborhood and has its own amenities and association. There are also several other neighborhoods including assisted and independent living facilities, and Renaissance, which is an enclave of single-family homes.
A majority of the units in Sun City Center are single-family homes but there are also duplex villas and condominiums as well. Home prices, styles, and included options vary widely throughout the community.
The Verona Collection by Minto offers unique attached home designs that offer 1,503 to 1,862 square feet of living space. These homes have two bedrooms, two bathroom, and an attached two-car garage.
Renaissance Siena Collection by Minto offers low-maintenance floor plans ranging from 1,544 to 2,557 square feet of living space. These homes have two or three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two or three-car garage.
The Renaissance Calabria Collection by Minto offers three floor plans ranging from 2,878 to 3,086 square feet of living space. These floor plans have at least three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an attached three-car garage.
Sun City Center Lifestyle
Members of the community live a low-maintenance and active lifestyle thanks to the variety of clubs and groups offered by Sun City Center. There are nearly 200 clubs and interest groups that cater to the residents. Sun City Center homeowners interested in activities such as sports, cards, arts and crafts, fitness, and continuing education are sure to find something to suit their needs.
A membership association comprised of resident volunteers oversees all community amenities. The streets are golf cart permissible, meaning residents can access shopping plazas, restaurants, and the amenities via golf carts. The activity center facilities on the three campuses are owned and managed by a volunteer Community Association Board of Directors elected by Sun City Center residents. Each resident pays yearly dues for the use and upkeep of the library and buildings that house the many arts, crafts, hobby, and sport clubs. Most houses in the community belong to one of the more than 100 Homeowners' Associations that charge a monthly or quarterly fee to cover costs such as lawn care, landscaping, and irrigation. Sun City Center residents who are not covered by an HOA must maintain or pay for those services themselves.
Sun City Center, FL Area
Sun City Center is located 25 miles south of Tampa and is conveniently located near I-75, making trips to surrounding attractions readily accessible.
Sun City Center residents are never far from what they may with grocery stores such as Save A Lot, ALDI, and Publix all less than 10 minutes away. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS.
Sun City Center is also close to several health care providers, including Cornerstone Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.
When homeowners are looking for dining and entertainment options, they can travel along Sun City Center Boulevard which is home to several restaurants, retailers, and night life options. Additional attractions in the area include The Florida Aquarium, Little Manatee River State Park, and the Showmen's Museum.
Nature lovers looking explore the outdoors have plenty of options close to Sun City Center. Parks and greenspaces such as Bullfrog Creek Mitigation Park, Apollo Beach Park, and Bethune Park are all just a few minutes away. Golfers can tee off at courses like Specter Golf Club, Cypress Creek Golf Club, and Caloosa Golf & Country Club.
Those hoping to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck as Sun City Center is just 30 minutes from Tampa, making it easy to access everything the city has to offer. When it comes to long-distance travel, Tampa International Airport is just 35 miles away.
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Sun City Center Amenities
There are plenty of activities available in Sun City Center. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Clubhouse/Amenity Center
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Aerobics & Dance Studio
- Indoor Walking Track
- Hobby & Game Room
- Card Room
- Ceramics Studio
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Lapidary Studio
- Stained Glass Studio
- Woodworking Shop
- Performance/Movie Theater
- Walking & Biking Trails
- Tennis Courts
- Pickleball Courts
- Shuffleboard Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Softball/Baseball Field
- Basketball Court
- Volleyball Court
- Lawn Bowling
- Outdoor Patio
- Pet Park
- Steam Room/Sauna
- Handball Courts
- Day Spa/Salon/Barber Shop
- Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
- Community Transit
- Boat Launch
- Golf Shop/Golf Services/Golf Cart Rentals
- Gathering Areas
Sun City Center Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes
There are plenty of activities available in Sun City Center. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Aerobics - Low Impact Aerobics
- Amateur Radio
- American Association of University Women
- Aquatic Fitness
- Art Club
- Arts and Crafts Clubs
- Audubon Society
- Ballroom Dance
- Big Band
- Big Band Dance
- Boom Ba Dance
- Bridge Association
- British Connection
- Bunka - Bunka Arts
- Bunka - Tai-Pan Bunka Club
- Chess Club
- China Painting
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Computer Club (PC & Mac)
- Crafts and Things
- Dog Owners Group
- Flexercise & Aerobic Dance
- Florida Senior American Cameo Club
- Foxy Seniors Dance Club
- Friends of European Brass
- Fun Squad
- Galaxy Bridge
- Guild of Technical & Electronic Experimenters
- High Twelve Masonic
- Historical Society of Greater SCC
- Horseshoe Pitching
- Intellectual Information Exchange Club
- International Forum of SCC
- Investment Club
- Ladies' Penny Ante
- Lawn Bowling
- Men's Club
- Men's Poker
- Metaphysical Group
- Minibus Trips
- Model Yachts
- Moonglow Dance
- Progressive Bridge
- Recreational Vehicle
- Registered Nurses
- Sawdust Engineers
- Sew 'N Sews
- Solo Line Dancing
- Square Dancing
- Stained Glass
- Tap Dancing
- Tax Aide
- Tillers & Toilers
- Travel Club
- Unit Presidents Exchange Group (UPEG)
- Weavers Guild
- Weight Control Group
- Women's Club
Sun City Center Reviews (14)
Average Rating for this Community
Could not have hoped for a better place to live. very quiet with many activities.
I am not old enough to live in Sun City Center, but soon will be. I can't wait to be a part of such a great community. I have worked in the area for more than 30 years and almost everyone I speak to absolutely loves living there. The few and that is very few are just not happy people. They are sour individuals and would find fault with all our beautiful sunny days. So my opinion is great people live here and they love it!!!!!!
I bought a home in Sun City Center in 2006, since my husband and I had not retired, we rented our home out. I rented to Canadians for the winter months.
I love it down there, can't wait till I get to retire and move down there full time. So much to do!
We moved here 4 years ago and love it. There are more clubs with professional teachers than I've seen anywhere. If you don't have friends its because you haven't taken the time to join one of the 100 plus or minus clubs. That's where your friendships come from. Almost every home is neatly trimmed and well kept. Yes, there are a lot of older people who stay in their homes but the community is what YOU make it. Join something and you won't regret it. We love it here
The neighborhoods are beautiful and very well kept. Sun City Center is large enough to have excellent amenities and plenty of golf opportunities, but not so large as to be overwhelming. The folks here are very friendly and we felt welcome right away.
The finest retrement living in Florid cn be found in Del Webb's Sun City Center community. Comprised of extremely reasonably-priced homes and condos (constructed from 1961 through 1972), the selection is endless. Some homes are located on the several golf courses which wind through the neighborhoods, others are located on artifcial lakes and golf course water holes, while others are on nice sized lots winding along rewsidential streets. There exists all types of local shopping, finance, real estate, and other retail businesses throughout as well as houses of worship for all. The Central Campus Town Hall has something for everyone including a resort-style outdoor swimming pool, and indoor pool, a 'walking' indoor pool, and many outdoor activites such as shufelboard, etc. There are numerous chartered clubs with facilities in the Campus buildings such as lapidary, sewing, ceramics, woodworking, and many others. Available here is also a complete fitness center and a library. As mentioned, there are several golf courses to choose from and thanks to ths game, the golf cart is daylight-legal on surface streets as an eco-alternative to the automobile. The residents will make any newcomer feel at home here quickly. You may select from spacious single and multi-bedroom condo units and from nicely-sized two bedroom one bath through large three bedroom two bath single-family detached floorplans. Many of the homes have been upgraded and remodeled; others await your selection of these choices, all are extremely affordably priced in every class. The single-family homes have an extremely affordable annual Association fee which includes the amenities noted above; the condos also pay this fee plus an additional HOA fee for grounds maintenance, insurance, etc. Del Webb had a dream of providing 'Active Senior Living' in his Sun Cities developments as fulfilled in Sun City Center, FL.
I love it. There is always something to do, and get a calendar or you will always find yourself double booking. Best news, we are not a CDD. Look it up if you don't know what a CDD is.
Have lived here in Sun City Center for 2 and half years. Giving it 4 stars, it's about as perfect as you are going to get in Florida. The negatives - If you are looking at a home in a HOA, research that aspect fully, too many HOA boards who seem that they are the judge, jury and police. Read up on HOA abuse in Florida. Traffic can be heavy at times. Aside from that, an excellent choice, a home price for every budget. Buy a golf cart, as getting to 95% of your needs are accessible. Shopping, doctors, hair care, banks. There is plenty of activities to participate it, many many clubs, many places to volunteer. Restaurants are getting better and more of them. While crime is a problem most everywhere, not here. SCC is the safest community in Hillsborough cty, thanks to our own SCC Security Patrol. SCC is not in a flood zone as 60 feet above sea level and is not in a evacuation zone for hurricanes either. Our Florida experience covers over 45 years, so moving to Florida and finding our perfect place was going to be hard. We found it. What ever sport you do, we have it, and this location in the state is close to just about everything you would want to go to. Love it. Did I mention our own hospital and free emergency squad !! Ya, pretty much perfect !!!!
So far it's been great living here ( 6 months so far). I'm single and 60 and feel at peace and safe in this quaint community. I live on the North side of Sun City Ctr Blvd. I own an older home and find my neighbors friendly ,but not in your business. I am well acquainted with many other communities in the state, and there is nothing like it that I know of. Everyone I talk to, loves it here. The retired golf courses make excellent park like settings to walk, run and ride your golf cart which is a "must have" here. Admittedly, I had reservations about moving here at first, because of the median age, but I feel extremely pleased with my decision to plant myself here and call it home. I have just begun to scratch the surface on all that there is to do here. Well priced real estate and low property taxes make it ideal.
As others stated there are many activities- surely some that will interest anyone if they chose to get out of their home and become involved. Many state SCC is between Sarasota & Tampa however Sarasota is a good 45 minute drive. The best restaurant in town is your kitchen unless you plan to exist on fast food. Big box stores and a mall are in Brandon about 30 minute drive. Lowes hardware is 20 minute drive to Riverview, but we do have Home Depot here. There exist many grouchy residents, they're usually the ones that don't partake in activities and mind everyone's business except their own behavior. The Dog Parks (big and small dog) are infested with disease, so if you have dogs and you want to protect their health, either purchase a home in the older sections where you can erect a fence or drive 10-15 minutes to Ruskin dog park open Thursday-Sunday or drive to Apollo Beach dog park, which is only closed Wednesday mornings for them to mow, about 25 minute drive. If considering an older home be advised many have polybutyl pipes thereby needing the home to be replumbed and older electrical panels which will need to be replaced. Many of these homes have the A/C unit on the roof or in the attic and that I believe is costly to move. The water is very hard to me, however neighbors who are from the midwest think it's fine. I came from an area with soft water and we invested in a whole house water softener plus our home was equipped with a reverse osmosis system on the kitchen sink and refrigerator water line. Many buy bottled water or rely on their refrigerator filter.
Good facilities and good People to share Who can speak spanish.
I LIVE HERE RIGHT NOW AND WHILE IT IS AFFORDABLE AND GREAT SECURITY, IT IS A BAD PLACE TO LIVE FOR SINGLE PEOPLE. THIS COMMUNITY IS GEARED FOR MARRIED COUPLES. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR, YOU ARE STUCK AT HOME, ESPECIALLY AT DARK WHEN YOU CANNOT DRIVE YOUR GOLF CARTS, WHICH ARE ONLY ALLOWED BETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS ABOUT NON EXISTANT HERE, THOUGH THERE IS A GOOD BUDGET SHOPPING CENTER NEAR BY. I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL IF YOU ARE SINGLE AS IT'S HARD TO MAKE FRIENDS HERE AND YOU WILL BE ALL ALONE, EVEN IF YOU VOLUNTEER AT PLACES HERE. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE HERE. LOOK AT OTHER 55+ PLACES THAT OFFER MORE , HAVE GOOD PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, AND ARE MUCH MORE WELCOMING! I AM HOPING TO CHECK OUT MARGARITAVILLE IN DAYTONA, FL. AND SOME OTHER PLACES.
Moved into Sun City May 2010 and moved away 4 months later. Absolutely hated it. It was like living in a cemetery. Apparently most people retired to the inside of their houses! If you are not elderly, active, and don't like your neighborhood to be deathly quiet, don't consider this area. It isn't normal to never see anyone under 55, and to see most people much older than this.
Just say NO....you DON'T want to move there...don't make a mistake....look elsewhere...
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