The Advantages of Retiring in Valrico vs. Tampa

Retiring in Valrico vs. Tampa FLEvery year, Tampa occupies a prominent spot in experts’ listings for the best places to retire in the United States—frequently landing in the top five. This is largely because of the low cost of living, high quality of health care, and abundance of exciting activities to pursue. However, what those glowing reports often fail to mention is that, as a burgeoning metro area, Tampa is undergoing a number of growing pains. Chief among them is perpetually clogged roadways with few transportation alternatives. Plus, real estate prices are going up at a fast pace, making it more challenging to find reasonably priced housing that fits a retirement budget. 

For these reasons, you may want to consider relocating to a retirement community just outside of Tampa, and Valrico is an excellent choice. Located only 13 miles east of Tampa, this unincorporated area has a more spacious feel and offers a slower-paced lifestyle than its busy neighbor, along with businesses providing all the services a retiree needs, including:

  • A plethora of eateries offering a wide variety of cuisines
  • A regional shopping mall and dozens of retail centers located within a 5-mile radius
  • A regional hospital, outpatient surgery centers, and many doctors’ and medical specialists’ offices
  • Branch locations of nationally known banks, as well as state and local financial institutions
  • A broad array of places of worship

The Benefits of Relocating to StrawBerry Ridge

If you’d like to maximize the cost savings and other benefits of retiring to Valrico instead of Tampa, you won’t find a better retirement option than StrawBerry Ridge. Our lovely, gated community for active adults 55 and older is ideally positioned on State Road 60, which is the main artery leading from Valrico to Tampa. We offer high-quality manufactured homes for sale at prices that are likely to be far less than you’d pay for a site-built home in a similar 55+ community. Plus, with two clubhouses, an indoor and an outdoor pool, tennis and pickleball courts, a fully equipped woodworking shop, and so much more, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better lifestyle than the one you’ll enjoy at StrawBerry Ridge.

Have we piqued your curiosity? We’ll be delighted to tell you more and even show you around the next time you’re in the Tampa/Valrico area. Contact us today to get started.