Retirees Are Flocking To Zephyrhills (For Good Reason)!

Recently, the U.S. News & World Report released their 2022 rankings for the best places to celebrate life after retirement, and the Tampa Bay metropolitan area was number six on the list! Of course, this comes to no surprise to us at The Village of Zephyrhills, a family-owned and operated RV and mobile home community designed for seniors and veterans (ages 55+) in the nearby suburb of Zephyrhills!


The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Retire” ranking compares the largest 150 cities in the country, considering the housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, the job market, and access to quality health care of each. The Tampa Bay region, which includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and their suburbs, earned top marks for its access to beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and big-city amenities, including championship sports team, a wide variety of museums, and many entertainment options.


The Tampa suburb of Zephyrhills is a popular destination for retirees in its own right, offering small-town charm with city convenience. In fact, about one-third of all city residents are 65 years old or older. With its prime location, lower cost of living, proximity to state-of-the-art medical facilities, and abundance of housing options, including affordable senior communities like The Village of Zephyrhills, Zephyrhills certainly fits the U.S. News & World Report’s criteria!


Adding to the happiness factor, the scenery in Zephyrhills is idyllic, with its rolling hills, green pastures, and inviting weather. Zephyrhills also offers a wide range of activities for retirees – from a relaxing stroll at a local park to a round of golf, a visit to a historical site, or a dip in a community pool, like the one at The Village.


For many of the same reasons, Zephyrhills also holds the title of the “Snowbird Capital of Florida”! This year, seasonal travelers, many of whom are also retirees, are returning to Florida in large numbers. The U.S./Canadian land border reopened in November 2021, allowing RVers to head south for the winter once more.


During the typical snowbird season of November through April, the population of Zephyrhills almost doubles. These winter visitors help support the local economy, making it possible for even more growth and development in the region and more amenities for all residents. As of the 2020 census, Zephyrhills has become the largest city in Pasco County!


For both RVing snowbirds and retirees (55+) who call Zephyrhills home year-round, The Village of Zephyrhills is the community of choice. The Village of Zephyrhills was developed with a mission to provide veteran-friendly and affordable housing for seniors and to create a safe, secure community for residents to enjoy. Renters can opt for seasonal or long-term leases, choosing from one- or two-bedroom mobile home units or RV lots.


Just as Zephyrhills has grown, so has this sought-after senior and veteran community! Over the past two years, The Village has added eighteen new mobile home units to the age-restricted community, all featuring open living areas, functional kitchens, storage space, and lots of windows to enjoy nature!


The amenities at The Village have also been upgraded and include free premium Wi-Fi, a crystal-clear pool, BBQ area, community center, fully stocked game room, laundry room, and public restrooms. Neighbors are tight-knit at The Village, and the active community comes together for regular events at the clubhouse, including potluck dinners, music jam sessions, coffee hours, and more.


If you plan to retire to the Tampa Bay area, we encourage you to visit The Village! While you are here, you can experience the tranquility and diversity of the Zephyrhills area, along with the flexibility to truly “Live Your Way.” For more information about the availabilities at The Village of Zephyrhills or to schedule a property tour, contact us at (866) 499-9026 or

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