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Sebring
Sebring
Florida
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Sebring ( SEE-bring) is a city in Highlands County, Florida, United States, nicknamed "The City on the Circle", in reference to Circle Drive, the center of the Sebring Downtown Historic District. As of the 2010 census the population was 10,491. It is the county seat of Highlands County, and is the principal city of the Sebring Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sebring is the home of the Sebring International Raceway, created on a former airbase, first used in 1950. It hosted the 1959 Formula One United States Grand Prix, but is currently best known as the host of the 12 Hours of Sebring, an annual WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race. Nearby Highlands Hammock State Park is a popular attraction. Additionally, the house where novelist Rex Beach committed suicide is located on one of Sebring's main lakes, Lake Jackson.

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People come for the low property taxes and the mild Winters. There is no other reason to live here. We have very little to offer in the way of culture, entertainment or the arts. The jobs are menial and the pay is low. One place worked me full-time and called me a part-time worker to avoid paying for benefits. Another agreed to let me work 25 hours a week, and I never got over 16 scheduled. Unless you pay the premium dollars to live in a senior community, there is very little 'community' for the solo retiree. I will not be staying.

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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.

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