Residents at Sun City Center can stay as busy as they like because amenities are plenty. Four on-site clubs are host to the events and activities of more than 200 clubs and organizations. And there are 19 tennis courts, 162 holes of golf and state-of-the-art fitness facilities, as well. Special programs are offered throughout the year, including golf workshops and falcon watching. These amenities and programs already are in place and happening, Buckler said. "It's not like many of the new subdivisions, where residents move in and have to wait for the clubhouse to be built. Sun City Center residents can move in and hit the ground running because it's already there," she said. A unique feature for Sun City Center is that residents are permitted to drive golf carts on most of the community's streets. "With gas costing so much, this is a great feature," Buckler said. "Residents can run all of their errands - the bank, the drugstore, even the grocery - because they can easily get to the stores. And most of the local retailers even have golf-cart parking spots."
Buckler is reluctant to call Sun City Center a full-scale retirement community because so many of its residents are still working. "Our residents are active adults but not necessarily fully retired," she said.
Sun City Center is in southern Hillsborough County. The information and sales center is at 105 Commercial Center Drive. From Interstate 75, take the exit for State Road 674 East (Exit 240). Drive east for about half of a mile. Turn right at 33rd Street Southeast. Then turn left at Commercial Center Drive. For information about WCI Communities or Sun City Center, visit www.suncityctr.com or call 1-800-924-2290.