Sumter County, FL


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Sumter County, FL

About Sumter County, FL

Sumter County, FL is home to The Villages - a series of retirement communities known for their active lifestyle and vibrant nightlife where one can find many things to do including enjoying nature walks or bird watching; after a lighthearted day, visitors should head over to Spanish Springs town square for an entertaining evening show. Retirement area - In central Florida, 85 miles northeast of Tampa.

State: Florida
County: Sumter County
Metro Area: The_Villages
City: The Villages, Wildwood, 7 total
Zip Codes: 32162, 34785, , 33513, 33597, 33538, 34484, 33514, 33585, 33521, 10 total
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 75 ft above sea level

The The Villages, FL metro area is located in central Florida, 85 miles northeast of Tampa. The Villages is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Sumter county. It is also considered to be part of the larger Orlando consolidated metro area.

The many benefits of living in the The Villages metro include low crime, strong growth, good health and mild winters.

Some disadvantages of the The Villages metro area include humid, few amenities, few recreational options and hot summers.

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the The Villages metro area is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida. November, April and March are the most pleasant months while August and July are the least comfortable months.

In the The Villages metro area, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the The Villages metro area are November, March and April. July is the hottest month for the The Villages metro area with an average high temperature of 91.7 degrees, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Florida. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the The Villages metro area with an average of 45.3 degrees. This is colder than most places in Florida.

The annual rainfall of 51.1 inches in the The Villages metro area means that it is drier than most places in Florida. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 16% falls in Spring, which is the driest season. June is the wettest month in the The Villages metro area with 7.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 1.9 inches.

Humidity in the The Villages metro area can be oppressive in the summer, but pleasant for much of the year. The humidity here has been described as stifling in August and July. The humid season extends from May-October and the most comfortable months are November-April.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in the The Villages metro area, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the The Villages metro area.

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sumter Cost of Living
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Low crime, strong growth, and good health make sumter a great place to live.

$408,100
+17.2% higher than avg
$63,323
-9.0% lower than avg
$847 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-35.5% lower than avg
sumter Crime
30 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in sumter, Florida
$78,120
for a family
$33,200
for a single person
Pros & Cons of sumter
   Low crime
Humid
   Strong growth
Few amenities
   Good health
Few recreational options
Cost of Living