Spring Hill Florida was ‘born’ in the mid-1800s, north of the Wiscon community in Florida. In 1967 the Deltona Corporation developed the community. A widespread advertising campaign had several people flocking to the area and since that time it’s developed into quite a nice little city. If you are driving on US Route 19, you can see the entrance to the community on Spring Hill Drive. You can’t miss the beautiful Spring Hill waterfall, welcoming all to the community. Nearby to the west is Hernando Beach and Brooksville to the east. Tampa is about thirty-five miles south of Spring Hill.
The latest population analysis shows that Spring Hill is growing considerably, with a current population of 99,513. This population statistic shows that Spring Hill has grown 41.90 percent since 2000! The median age is 44.4, and 56% of the population is married. The median home price is $92,000 and the unemployment rate is 7.6 percent. Home appreciation rates are currently at 11.90 percent. The average commute time for people in Spring Hill is about 30 minutes one way.
Spring Hill has a humid subtropical climate and 245 sunny days per year on average. July highs are around 90 degrees and January lows are around 52 degrees. Spring Hill gets approximately 44.77 inches of rain annually.
The economy is Spring Hill has enjoyed recent job growth and jobs have increased by 3.13 percent. One of the most attractive factors when considering relocating in Spring Hill is the cost of living. Compared to the rest of the United States, Spring Hill’s cost of living is a whopping 15.50% lower than average. The schools in Spring Hill boast 1 teacher per 15 students, and there are several private schools to choose from as well. Most of the people in Spring Hill are ‘transplants’ from another State. They’ve moved to Florida to either retire, or they’ve moved from a larger city like Tampa to be part of a smaller community. The people are mostly blue collar. Most people are friendly in a ‘Mid-West’ sort of way, and the area and locals describe the area as ‘quiet.’ There is not much industry in Spring Hill, and most professionals are public servants like teachers, firemen, and police, or they work in a medical field.
There are two main retirement communities in Spring Hill. One is Timber Pines Retirement Community. Houses are for resale only, and they cost anywhere from $100,000 to the low $300,000s. The community has 3,452 homes and there is a 55+ age restriction. The second retirement community is called Wellington at Seven Hills. The homes cost from the lows $100,000s to the low $200,000s, and this community also only accepts people 55 years old and older. There are 1108 homes in this community and all are for resale only.
Spring Hill is very ideal for those who revel in the outdoors. There are beautiful parks, the beautiful spring-fed Weeki Wachee River, and a large nature preserve with several trails. Of course, there is also the Gulf Coast and the beach. The night life is fairly non-existent with few night clubs and most places closing at 10pm or earlier. There are several chain restaurants in Spring Hill, giving residents various choices for eating out. You’ll find Applebee’s, The Olive Garden, Panera and several other trendy restaurants and many chain retail stores. Tampa is close by if you want to do any specific shopping, but most residents can find more than what they need without having to leave Spring Hill.
The average crime rate in Spring Hill is less than the average crime rate in all of Florida. A person’s odds of being a victim of a crime in Spring Hill is 1 in 374, opposed to the odds in the rest of Florida which are 1 in 213; quite a difference. Income per household is lower in Spring Hill than the average income in Florida. While Florida’s median household income is $38, 819, the Spring Hill median income is $32, 861. The median value of owner occupied housing units in Florida is $105, 500. The median value of owner occupied housing units in Spring Hill is $84,700.
Spring Hill is in a wonderful Florida location with plenty of affordable real estate. More and more people are discovering that they like the prices and they think the community is a great value. A quiet, older community with little night life is the perfect place for those retiring and those with families. Nearby larger cities can satisfy the need for better shopping, more intimate dining and bigger venues.
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