Spring Hill, Florida is a part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Area. According to statistics released by the United States Census, Spring Hill had a population of just over 92,000 residents that enjoy a suburban lifestyle. Those moving to Spring Hill will also discover a low crime rate and lower property prices than neighboring areas, making it a popular location for both the young and old.
The Cost of Living Index measured for Spring Hill in January 2011 was 94.6 points, lower than the United States average of 100 points.
Retail marketing forms the greatest part of the economy of Spring Hill, with shopping centers and huge retail outlets located within and on the outlying areas of the CDP. Major chains operating in Spring Hill include JC Penney, Best Buy, Office Depot, Target and Publix.
Maps of the area around Spring Hill showed the community as far back as 1856, but the community as it is today was only founded in 1968. Even though it has grown exponentially, is remains an unincorporated CDP.
Being so close to many of the great attractions Florida has to offer, visitors to the area will enjoy Adventure Island, the Lowry Park Zoological Garden, the Tampa and Salvador Dali art museums, the St. Petersburg Museum of History, the International Sport Aviation Museum, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios Florida.
Spring Hill has many green areas to explore, such as the 3.5 acre Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, Pine Island Park, the 6,000 acre Weeki Wachee Preserve and excellent golf courses.
Water activities are well catered for, with kayaking and canoeing on the Weeki Wachee River and excellent bass fishing; while the Buccaneer Bay Water Park and the Weeki Wachee City of Mermaids Show offers fun for all.