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Sun City Center
Hillsborough County, Florida


Florida's Premiere Lifestyle Retirement Community

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

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Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Sun City Center is approximately 16,321 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 5,665 (1990).
The amount of land area in Sun City Center is 14.527 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.669 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sun City Center to Washington DC is 834 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 222 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sun City Center is positioned 27.72 degrees north of the equator and 82.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sun City Center average annual rainfall is 46.7 inches per year
Sun City Center average temperature is (summer) 81.4, (winter) 62.5 degrees F.


on the western side of central Florida, not far from Tampa Bay. It is about 20 miles southeast of Tampa (in west-central Florida) on the I-75 corridor (between Tampa and Bradenton).
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History & History Related Items

From the very beginning, 1961 by Del Webb, Sun City Center was destined to be Florida's Premier Retirement Town. One resident in the household must be 55 years of age with no one under the age of 18 years residing for more than 30 days each year, unless granted an exception as per the Federal Housing laws. All pets must be restrained and clothes lines, fences and antennas are not permitted in most areas.

Conveniently located on Florida's West Coast between Tampa and Sarasota, Sun City Center is mere minutes from Florida's best beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Sun City Center has been professionally planned and developed to provide a variety of housing to accommodate the retirement lifestyle. Couple this with a year 'round list of activities and you've got an unbeatable combination.
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Sun City Center is one of the largest retirement communities in Florida.

Learn more about Sun City Center

Now home to more than 16,000 residents, Sun City Center has maintained a constant growth, year after year, with homeowners coming from all parts of the United States and abroad. Newcomers are frequently confused by the relationship between Sun City Center (single family and duplex villa homes), Kings Point (condominium villas), Lake Towers (assisted care living and nursing home facilities), The Courtyards and Aston Gardens (independent living rental facilities), and Freedom Plaza (assisted care living and nursing home facilities). Each shares a common post office, shopping centers, medical facilities, banks, and churches. In most respects, these communities are totally separate with each having its own restricted facilities, organizations and programs. However, many entertainment and social programs at one location are open to all local residents, and the national organizations with local chapters draw members from all 6 communities.

Whether you choose a one or two-story, single family home or duplex or villa condominium, an active lifestyle is yours to enjoy. A condominium villa home can be bought from the $ 20s to $ 150,000s or a single family or duplex villa can be bought from the $ 40s to $ 300s. Also, you can choose to live n full, part or no maintenance areas. There is a home style and price to fit everyone's budget.

Our amenities--$ 140 per year per person in Sun City Center and included in the condominium fee for Kings Point residents--include indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and shuffleboard courts, lawn bowling greens, fitness and hobby centers, game and meetings rooms, and a 10,000 square foot theater which schedules top entertainers on a regular basis.

Sun City Center offers over 200 clubs and organizations which are managed and scheduled by Directors of Recreation in its Town Hall, Community Hall, and Kings Point Clubhouses. From hobbies to crafts to community projects, there's an organization just right for you.

Approximately one-third of our residents are active golfers. Whether you're a beginner or pro, you can enjoy playing our 126 holes of golf. Choose a course that is just right for you. The fees to play golf are about $ 1,500 per person, per year, including greens and trail fess, after any applicable initiation fees. Sun City Center is also home of the internationally known Ben Sutton School of Golf.

Sun City Center provides its residents a friendly, energetic lifestyle. A wide assortment of shops, dining establishments, professional, postal and religious services all within Sun City Center's boundaries. And, to give you a sense of security and peace of mind, complete fire and police and medical services are all provided in our self-contained community, including: 1,350-member volunteer security patrol, Certified Volunteer Resident Emergency Medical Service/Transportation; South Bay Hospital; Hillsborough County Sheriff's and Fire departments.
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Sun City Center City Government

Hillsborough County page

Sun City Center Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
1651 Sun City Center Plz
Sun City Center, FL 33573-5303
Phone: 813-634-5111

Sun City Center Community News

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Sun City Center Community Events

2004, October 1
Volunteer Training
Place: LifePath-Hospice Resource Center
Time: 9:00 AM
Sponsored by: Luanne Lane, LifePath-Hospice
Volunteer Training class being offered for new volunteers who wish to make a difference by seeing patients, running errands, caring for pets, or more. The 20-hour class will meet Fridays, October 1, 8th, 15th, 25th and 29th, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. It's free and refreshments will be served. Make a real difference in someone's life! Volunteer and provide the gift of heart.
Call Luanne Lane, Volunteer Coordinator, at 813-642-1721. The class will be offered at the LifePath Hospice office, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City.

Sun City Center Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
1651 Sun City Center Plz
Sun City Center, FL 33573-5303
Phone: 813-634-5111

Sun City Center Libraries

Hillsborough County Library System

Sun City Ctr Library
1011 Pebble Beach Blvd N
Sun City Center, FL 33573-5352
Phone: 813-634-1315 Sun City Center


The population of Sun City Center was:
1990 - 8,326
2000 - 16,321

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