Introducing Sun City Center - Tampa, Florida

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    Sun City Center is a large active adult community near Tampa, Florida. It is a self-contained village complete with retail establishments, grocery stores, worship centers and a hospital. Over 11,000 residents enjoy reasonably priced homes, great amenities and an active lifestyle with nearly 200 clubs and interest groups.

    Sun City Center Florida is located in an unincorporated part of Hillsborough County, 25 miles south of Tampa, FL. There is no government structure and it relies solely on volunteers to run the community. A membership association comprised of resident volunteers oversees all community amenities. The streets of Sun City Center Florida are golf cart permissible and residents can access shopping plazas, restaurants and the amenities via golf carts.

    Sun City Center Florida is popular with retirees from across the country. The area enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, and a mild three season climate means outdoor activity is possible nearly every day of the year. The community's proximity to Tampa, the Gulf of Mexico and other notable attractions make Sun City Center a desirable option for active adults and retirees.
    The Kings Point Clubhouse is available to all residents of the gated Kings Point neighborhood within Sun City Center. Use of the facilities is included in the monthly HOA fee.

    Kings Point Clubhouse - 97,000 Sq. Ft.
    •Le Perk Cafe
    •Fitness Center
    •Men's and Women's Sauna/Showers
    •Outdoor Resort-Style Pool
    •Heated Indoor Pool
    •Indoor Whirlpool
    •Borini Theatre
    •Cyberspace Room
    •Atrium Room & Outdoor Open Atrium
    •Arts & Crafts Studio
    •Model & Hobby Room
    •Woodworking Shop
    •Card Room
    •Social Rooms
    •Billiards Room
    •Laundry Room
    •Horseshoe Pits
    •Floating Fishing Dock
    •Internal & External Tram Services and Event Bus

    Kings Point South Clubhouse
    The Kings Point South Clubhouse is available to all residents of the gated Kings Point neighborhood within Sun City Center. Use of the facilities is included in the monthly homeowner's association fee.
    •Clubhouse - 29,000 Sq Ft
    •Fitness Center
    •Men's and Women's Locker Rooms
    •Heated Indoor 4 Lane Lap Pool
    •Aerobics Exercise Pool
    •Resort-Style Pool
    •Palm Court Cafe withTerrace
    •Jubilee Hall All-Purpose Room
    •Pottery Shoppe
    •Stained Glass Studio
    •Art Gallery
    •Cyberspace Room
    •4 Tennis Courts
    •44 Lane Shuffleboard Courts
    •Dual Half-Court Basketball/Volleyball Court
    •Volleyball Court
    •10 Lane Lawn Bowling Greens

    Club Renaissance - 43,000 Sq. Ft.
    Club Renaissance is a private clubhouse reserved for the residents of the Renaissance community. Residents of this community may optionally join for $2,083 per person per year. This does not include golf.
    •Club Renaissance - 43,000 Sq. Ft.
    •Resort-Style Swimming Pool
    •Hot Tub
    •Spa Fitness Bar
    •Full Service Spa Celeste
    •Wellness Center
    •Mind & Body Studio
    •Bacchus Country Club Fine Dining
    •Amici's Casual Dining
    •Indoor Walking/Jogging Track
    •Wine Cabinet for Club Members
    •Golf Pro Shop

    Community Association South Campus
    The Sun City Community Association South Campus is available to residents of Sun City Center including Kings Point and Renaissance. Use of the South Campus is included in the monthly homeowner's association dues.
    •Community Hall
    •10 Tennis Courts
    •4 Pickleball Courts
    •2 Volleyball Courts
    •Horseshoe Pits
    •Handball Courts
    •Softball Field
    •2 Fenced in Dog Parks
    •Walking & Biking Trails

    Community Association North Campus
    The Sun City Community Association North Campus is available to residents of Sun City Center including Kings Point and Renaissance. Use of the North Campus is included in the monthly homeowner's association dues.
    •Heated Indoor Pool
    •Heated Outdoor Pool
    •Hot Tub
    •Heated Indoor Walking Pool
    •Steamed Sauna
    •Fitness Center
    •Rollins Theater
    •Computer Lab
    •Billiards Room
    •Shuffleboard Courts
    •3 Lawn Bowling Greens

    Sun City Center History & Neighborhoods

    The history of Sun City Center Florida is fairly complex. The community was started in 1961 by Del Webb. After a magnificent grand opening, sales eventually slowed to a trickle and in 1972 Del Webb announced he would no longer continue development and sold the remaining undeveloped land. Since then, several new developers have stepped in to fulfill the original dream of Sun City Center, FL.

    Newcomers to the area find a diverse array of associations and neighborhoods. Greater Sun City Center is an area that encompasses several neighborhoods including the original Sun City Center community along with newer sections like Kings Point and Renaissance. The largest section is the original Sun City Center neighborhood built by Del Webb, which contains approximately 6,200 homes and has over 11,000 residents. Kings Point is a large gated neighborhood with approximately 5,300 villas and 9,500 residents. It is adjacent to the original Sun City Center neighborhood and has its own amenities and association. (For information specific to Kings Point go here) There are also several other neighborhoods including assisted and independent living facilities and Renaissance- Sun City Center's newest enclave of single-family homes.

    Residents of Sun City Center own their own homes and properties. The activity center facilities on the three campuses are owned and managed by a volunteer Community Association Board of Directors elected by the residents. Each resident pays yearly dues of $252 for the use and upkeep of the library and buildings that house the many arts, crafts, hobby and sport clubs.

    Most houses in Sun City Center belong to one of the more than 100 Home Owner Associations that charge a monthly or quarterly fee to cover such costs as lawn care, landscaping and irrigation. Homes that are not located in a neighborhood association must maintain or pay for those services themselves.

    Sun City Center Amenities

    Sun City Center is filled with a vast array of amenities uniquely crafted for active individuals. The community is designed around three amenity campuses that each offer facilities for fitness, social and hobby activities.

    The Central Campus includes several buildings and outdoor activity courts. The Atrium at the heart of the Central Campus is the focal point for many community activities. It contains the fitness center, an indoor lap pool, indoor walking and therapy pool, an aerobics and dance studio, card room, computer lab and large conference center with several meeting rooms. The Old Town Hall in the Central Campus hosts a photography studio, billiard tables, an amateur radio club and small theater with stage. The Arts and Crafts Center includes rooms for bunka, stained glass, china painting, weavers looms, shell crafting, lapidary and sewing. The South Campus in Sun City Center includes a 10,000 square-foot Community Hall that has a large auditorium with stage. The facility is often used for stage shows, dinners and dances.

    The West Campus was a recent gift to the community from WCI Communities and includes gardening plots and RV storage. In addition to the three amenity campuses in the original Sun City Center neighborhood, 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.

    Sun City Center Golf

    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 your skill level, you will surely find a course that provides a fun and exciting golf experience in Sun City Center Florida.

    Sun City Center Real Estate & Homes

    There is a vast array of housing options in Sun City Center Florida. Since the community started in 1961 there have been countless housing styles and floor plans offered. 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 wildly throughout the community. Buyers can choose from older inexpensive villas for under $100,000, all the way to stately single-family homes with highly upgraded interiors and golf course views for over half a million dollars.

    Sun City Center Lifestyle

    The lifestyle offered in Sun City Center is scarcely matched by any active adult community in Florida. There are nearly 200 clubs and interest groups that cater to the residents. Whether your idea of activity consists of sports, cards, arts and crafts, fitness, continuing education or simply socializing with friends and neighbors, there is something for everyone at Sun City Center Florida. A continual assortment of community events, parties and classes ensures that you can be active 365 days a year.


    Sun City Center Florida is located 25 miles south of Tampa. The community is conveniently located near I-75 making trips to surrounding attractions readily accessible. The region is renowned for its beautiful beaches, golf courses and entertainment. Tampa is home to many cultural venues ranging from art studios to museums. There is plenty of great shopping and dining in the region and there are several professional sports teams that call the Tampa area home.

    Sun City Center residents might find that with everything accessible via golf cart, there are few reasons to leave the community. Most everyday shopping trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, banks or restaurants can be accomplished without leaving Sun City Center. There are four large shopping centers in the community and a super Wal-Mart across the street. There are also ten worship centers in Sun City Center that offer Jewish, Catholic and Protestant services.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

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