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Plant City
Plant City
Florida
5 reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 5 ratings
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Plant City is an incorporated city in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. The population was 34,721 at the 2010 census. Many people believe it was named for the flora (especially vegetables and fruits, as well as tropical houseplants) grown at plant nurseries in its tropical Gulf Coast climate. However, it was actually named after prominent railroad developer Henry B. Plant (see Plant System). Plant City is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world and hosts the annual Florida Strawberry Festival in the late winter (usually in February or early March), which is attended by people from all over the United States as well as many people from around the world. Wishnatzki Farms, the largest strawberry producer in Florida, has a large presence in Plant City.

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You can find whatever you need right here in this community without having to drive to other nearby communities, unless, of course, you are looking for more variety. It has that small town feeling that makes everyone feel right at home and want to stay. Public transportation has been tried but can't presently be sustained but people find other ways to get around. There are many facilities available for older individuals and the hospital is one of the area's best, continuing to get better. Schools are plentiful, turning out the leaders of tomorrow in areas of agriculture and the latest technology. It's growing.

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Many farmers have aged in place, and farms are left to family, and generations.
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Many age groups live here, as well as minorities and other groups. We all live, and try to do it as one!
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No special accommodations
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A small town on the I-4 corridor that is a rapidly growing boom town evolving from a small town to a bedroom community to Lakeland to the east and Tampa to the west. Huge strawberry agribusiness in around this town where the most of America's winter strawberries are grown. Home of the Florida Strawberry Festival in the first week of March. This small city has a number of amenities i.e. like chain restaurants and some quality motels at Interstate exits. What amenities you can't find in Plant City can be found in its larger neighbor Lakeland which is just 10 miles away.

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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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