Sun City Center

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Located in the southern beauty of Hillsborough County, Sun City Center, Florida, emerges as a vibrant and picturesque haven, inviting both full-time residents and part-time visitors to savor its charm. This unincorporated census-designated place, strategically positioned south of Tampa and north of Sarasota on I-75, boasts a population of 30,952 as per the 2020 census. Sun City Center is renowned for its enchanting landscapes, historical allure, and a wealth of outdoor activities that define its unique character.

In Sun City Center, life is a delightful blend of small-town tranquility and the allure of nearby urban amenities. This is a place where the golf cart has become a preferred mode of daily transportation, offering a charming and leisurely way to navigate the community's offerings. Visitors and locals alike can immerse themselves in diverse activities, from exploring the Glass Studio at Ruskin to enjoying a day of fishing at Little Manatee River State Park. Unique local stores such as Tourney Time Billiards & Bar add to the distinct charm, providing an array of options for entertainment.

Sun City Center's proximity to cities like Tampa and Sarasota adds a layer of convenience, making it an ideal destination for those seeking an unforgettable experience within easy reach of bustling urban hubs. The community is strategically located just eight miles from the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay, offering residents and visitors the chance to bask in the coastal beauty and recreational opportunities offered by Apollo Beach.

Apollo Beach, a neighboring gem, provides an idyllic coastal escape with its pristine shores and the Apollo Beach Nature Preserves, offering a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts. The allure of Ruskin, just a short distance away, adds cultural richness with attractions like the Wimauma History & Art Museum and the family-friendly Lagoon, a hub for family fun in Wimauma.

The Sun City Center lifestyle is not only about outdoor adventures and cultural exploration; it's also about embracing the community's welcoming atmosphere. Locals can enjoy a round of golf at the Sun City Center Golf Course or partake in the vibrant atmosphere of CPonies. For those seeking a sip of local flavor, the Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard beckons with its selection of wines, offering a delightful escape for wine enthusiasts.

With Sun City Center's strategic location near shopping malls, restaurants, hospitals, golf courses, and various cultural and entertainment facilities, residents benefit from the best of both worlds. The community's quiet, uncluttered living in a small-town setting is complemented by its proximity to major attractions, making it a desirable destination for those seeking a harmonious balance between serene living and easy access to the vibrant offerings of the Tampa Bay area.

Overview for Sun City Center, FL

26,042 people live in Sun City Center, where the median age is 70.1 and the average individual income is $38,819. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

70.1 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Sun City Center, FL

Sun City Center has 13,640 households, with an average household size of 1.88. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sun City Center do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 26,042 people call Sun City Center home. The population density is 1,550.02 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.69 / 56.31%

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Schools in Sun City Center, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Sun City Center. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Cypress Creek Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Shields Middle School
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Around Sun City Center, FL

There's plenty to do around Sun City Center, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Firehouse Cultural Center, Victory Martial Arts Academy, and Firehouse Cultural Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.8 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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