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Retiring in sunny Florida is desirable for many, but residing in a 55+ age-restricted community like Sun City Center can be even better. This unincorporated community of around 30,000 seniors not only offers retirement properties for sale, but it also has several long-term care establishments to support residents’ changing needs. Additionally, it’s home to South Bay Hospital for convenient access to senior-oriented medical care.
In Sun City Center, driving a golf cart is legally permitted, making it easy for residents to get around this self-contained community to enjoy numerous amenities, events and activities. Its Community Association operates and maintains the Sun City Center Library, a 6,100 sq. ft. fitness center, diverse outdoor sports facilities, pet parks and dozens of resident club workshop studios. The Rollins Theatre and the Community Hall both host live entertainment events year-round, and there are numerous community services available.
Aside from Sun City Center’s overall affordability, its average assisted living cost of $3,225 per month is considerably lower than both the Florida and national averages. This makes it ideal for currently independent residents to stay in the community when transitioning to assisted living.
Note: Information for Sun City Center was not available, so data from the nearest city, Tampa, was used.
Learn more about the assisted living options in Sun City Center by looking through our list of the 10 best communities.
Belvedere Commons of Sun City Center
The relaxed, homelike setting and accessible single-floor layout are what put Belvedere Commons on our 10-best list. This 55-bed assisted living and memory care community is conveniently located next to neighborhood dental and primary care clinics, and just behind Cypress Village Shopping Center. It has a front porch with rocking chairs and garden views, a beautifully landscaped central courtyard with a screened-in patio and a large backyard with a paved walkway. Assisted living residents enjoy activities such as chair and yoga/stretching exercises, cooking, crafting, gardening and sing-alongs. Transportation is provided for outings and personal trips.
Magnolia Senior Living
Built with steel-reinforced concrete to withstand category 4 hurricanes, modern two-level Magnolia Senior Living offers a safe and secure upscale environment for assisted living and memory care. This 50-bed senior community is located across from Freedom Fairways Golf Club. It features multiple, distinctly styled nooks and lounge areas for reading, watching TV, socializing with neighbors and entertaining visitors. Relaxing outdoor spaces include a tropical courtyard and expansive lanai. Residents live comfortably in spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments. Along with personal care and medication support, they may receive help with mobility, meal assistance and escorts around the facility.
Sun Towers Retirement Community
Boasting resort-style amenities and offering a full continuum of care, Sun Towers is among our top recommendations for discerning seniors. This premier retirement community has a private fishing pond, heated indoor pool and a gazebo where morning exercise classes are held daily. Most of the apartments in the six-story complex have screened lanais. Other amenities include a full-service salon, bistro and tavern for social hours and live entertainment, and a multiuse theater for movies, bingo, educational lectures, religious services and support group meetings. Residents also have access to concierge and complimentary transportation services.
Cypress Creek Assisted Living
The signature peer neighborhoods at Cypress Creek Assisted Living consist of eight connected households, each one accommodating 12 to 20 residents with similar care needs. We included this privately owned and family-operated community on our 10-best list for its high staff-to-resident ratio and comprehensive range of licensed extended congregate care services. Its single-floor neighborhoods share multiple enclosed courtyards, where many of the private and semiprivate rooms have direct access. Residents enjoy varied activities, such as pet visits, crafting, ice cream socials, live music and group outings.
Freedom Plaza Assisted Living and Memory Care
Located just a block from South Bay Hospital, the assisted living and memory care campus of Freedom Plaza keeps seniors close to Sun City Center’s 24/7 emergency and specialty medical services. The stand-alone three-story assisted living building consists of studio suites with private bathrooms, and it has expansive grounds with paved walkways and large patios. Residents can take advantage of concierge services, and they have access to amenities such as an 18-hole executive golf course, state-of-the-art gym, heated indoor and outdoor pools, and a dance floor auditorium.
The Crossings at Riverview
The 12-acre campus of The Crossings at Riverview is beautifully set on the banks of the Alafia River, offering tranquil nature views from its parklike grounds, patios, lower- and upper-floor lanais and select private suites. This premier assisted living and memory care community is on our 10-best list due to its peaceful location and upscale, tastefully designed amenities. The two-level complex houses a theater room, bistro, game and billiards room, community kitchen and salon with massage room. Residents can enjoy an array of planned social, educational, recreational and spiritual programs on a daily basis.
Twin Creeks develops individualized lifestyle programs based on each resident’s abilities and interests, which is why this premier senior community is among our top choices for assisted living. It also has a convenient location next to River Springs Town Center in Fish Hawk. The elegant, pet-friendly community features a formal parlor with a grand piano and aviary, a landscaped courtyard with screened porches and raised gardening beds, a man cave with a bumper pool table and TV area, and a multiuse activity room for arts and crafts, exercise classes and games. Residents may receive assistance with personal hygiene, transferring and medication management, and home health care services can be coordinated.
The Bridges offers amenities designed to make residents feel at home. Located in the Brandon/Riverview area, this community is within walking distance of the shops on Bloomingdale Avenue and less than 5 miles from Brandon Regional Hospital. The two-level building has a landscaped central courtyard, and a secured patio area with a large gazebo, fountain lake views and a walkway to the clubhouse. It also features a residents’ art gallery, tea room and multiple activity areas. Seniors can enjoy numerous activities, such as karaoke, chair dancing, Wii bowling, creative arts and entertaining game shows.
Savannah Court of Brandon
Dedicated to assisted living and featuring 46 studio apartments, Savannah Court of Brandon is among our top recommendations for seniors seeking a small-to-midsize pet-friendly community. It’s also conveniently located just 5 minutes from Brandon Regional Hospital. The single-level building features a restaurant-style dining room, landscaped central courtyard with a barbecue grill and large lanai with resident-tended plants. Seniors receive personalized services, including supervision of self-administration of medications, help with scheduling medical appointments and assistance with ambulation. Independent seniors who need minimal physical assistance are welcome to join the community.
The Colonnade at Carrollwood
For seniors who prefer resort-inspired living near Tampa, The Colonnade at Carrollwood is among our top picks. This single-level assisted living community is designed with upscale coastal-style amenities. Its main courtyard features a colonnade, gardening plots and comfortable spaces for outdoor lounging. Seniors also have easy access to the club room, tech lounge, bistro and library. The community provides individualized assistance through its care program, and residents can enjoy a carefree lifestyle with excellent dining and activity programs.