Sumter County, located near the center of the state of Florida, is a county with a population of around 97,000. It was created in 1853 from Marion County, and was named after Thomas Sumter, a famous general in the American Revolution. The county seat of Sumter County is Bushnell, which has a convenient central location in the county.
There are plenty of other activities to do throughout the year in Sumter County. The county is a prime location for geocaching, and treasure hunters of all ages will enjoy exploring the area while searching for hidden geocaches. In addition there are many scenic trails for those who love hiking. There are also prime fishing locations, community sports of all descriptions, and shopping.
The county is also a center for farming. Residents in the area have access to plentiful farmers markets as well as “pick it yourself” farms where visitors can harvest their own produce from a number of participating farms.
One of Sumter County’s most prosperous and intriguing features is the presence of the age-restricted community called “The Villages.” Envisioned as being a haven for retirement-age residents, The Villages is a community with a population of 147,000 or more residents, and it is always growing. Not only does the community bring diversity to the county, it also brings prosperity by greatly boosting the economy.
Sumter County is a great place for people of all ages to live. With many family friendly activities as well as an ideal retirement community, it has something for everyone.