Spring Hill Real Estate Information

The city of Spring Hill is the largest community in Hernando County and hosts about 93,000 people, or almost sixty percent of the county’s entire population. Covering an area in excess of fifty-four square miles, Spring Hill was created in 1962 as a planned community bordered to the west by Hernando Beach, to the east by Brooksville, and to the south by Tampa. Recent influxes of new residents have been traced to lower property values, quiet suburban lifestyles, and low crime rates in Spring Hill. With Tampa just thirty-five miles south of Spring Hill, a surprising number of local residents commute into Tampa for work during the week and to shop and run errands on the weekends.

As the county’s leading community, Spring Hill hosts two major newspapers, Hernando Today and the Hernando Times. Whiile the city has its own newspapers, it shares its major media with Tampa, the thirteenth-largest media market in the nation. Education is an important priority in Spring Hill with the area’s youth being served by a wide range of schools, both public and private. The Pasco-Hernando Community College is expanding its campus onto a new 50-acre lot, although the school already provides a diverse range of classes and educational opportunities.

Residents of Spring Hill in need of urgent health care can rest assured that help is not too far away. Spring Hill Regional Hospital and Oak Hill Hospital are both accredited institutions and provide emergency as well as scheduled health care. Because of Spring Hill’s rather senior citizen base and aging population, a number of nursing facilities, senior homes, and rehabilitation facilities are scattered throughout Spring Hill.

Commercial interests in Spring Hill have run rampant in recent years. JC Penny recently opened its latest store along Route 19. The retail outlet is located alongside other large retailers like Best Buy, Sports Authority, Office Depot, Target, Cracker Barrel, and Kohl’s. A number of beautiful parks and attractions bring in a steady stream of tourists to support the local economy. The Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, Gulf of Mexico, Pine Island Park, Weeki Wachee Springs, and Buccaneer Bay are all popular attractions and feature a number of fun attractions. The Stage West Community Playhouse and Hernando Symphony Orchestra also draw large crowds throughout the year.