Winter Weather in Zephyrhills

Enjoy Winter Weather in Zephyrhills

Winter Weather in Zephyrhills

It’s the middle of winter and, in most places, that means cold! Of course, that’s not the case in Zephyrhills, a quaint, semi-rural city located half-way between Tampa and Orlando on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Winter in Zephyrhills brings comfortable temperatures and a dry climate, making it an ideal place to visit or live! The city’s name was inspired by the warm and welcoming Zephyr-like breezes blowing across the rolling hills!

From December through February, the average high temperature in Zephyrhills is between 78- and 68- degrees Fahrenheit – and precipitation is close to zero. With no snow to be found, it’s no wonder that Zephyrhills is known as the “snowbird capital of Florida!”

The city’s central location also makes it a popular stop for seasonal travelers and visitors from around the globe. Just under 30 miles from Tampa, it’s a short drive to attractions like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, and Raymond James Stadium. With Super Bowl LV taking place at the stadium on Sunday, February 7, 2021, Zephyrhills is a convenient stop for football fans on their way to the big game.

This marks the fifth time that the city of Tampa has hosted the NFL championship game, and the Bucs already have made history as the first team playing to have home field advantage. The Zephyrhills community will be cheering on the home team as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field!

But, if you don’t have tickets to the big game, there are other internationally renowned landmarks to experience nearby. Walt Disney World® is only 40 miles away for Zephyrhills and Universal Orlando® is just a few miles further down the road!

Even closer to home, Zephyrhills features many ways to enjoy the winter sunshine and mild temperatures. You can experience the area’s pastoral beauty on a hike at a state park or take a stroll in the downtown historic district! Explore the great outdoors with a fishing trip or a round of golf at one of the local courses. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can even take to the skies for a skydiving lesson! Nature is such a priority for Zephyrhills, the city has earned the designations of City of Pure Water, Tree City USA, and the Skydive Capital of the World!

With all of this to offer, it’s no wonder that, in a typical year, Zephyrhills’ winter population more than doubles, exceeding 50,000 residents by the middle of January. But would you believe that spring is actually the busiest month for tourism traditionally, just ahead of February and June?

But, with a global pandemic, this year is anything but normal. If you’re planning a visit to Zephyrhills, please stay up to date with the region’s COVID-19 regulations, closures, and safety requirements.

If you’re considering a stay that spans more than one season, the local community is friendly and welcoming. For seniors who are 55+, The Village of Zephyrhills, located just off U.S. 301, is a safe, secure, and affordable place to call home!

The age-restricted community is modeled after a village of tiny homes, offering low-cost, permanent housing for retirees and military veterans. All of the one- and two-bedroom units at The Village of Zephyrhills feature open living areas, functional kitchens, storage space, and lots of windows to enjoy the beautiful scenery!

The winter weather, great location, and affordable housing might bring you to Zephyrhills, but the idyllic Florida lifestyle will make you want to stay! For more information about available rentals or to schedule a tour, contact us at (866) 499-9026 or

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