Located in the heart of Central Florida, Sebring is the definition of small town. While some condos are available, the abundance of space means that houses and lots are plentiful. The median home cost is a tiny $76,400 and appreciation sits at 3.6 percent, much higher than the national average. The small population of 10,000 means you can expect no crowds or traffic in your daily life.
Sebring is home to very low cost of living, 15 percent lower than the national average. This offsets the slightly lower than average median income. The job market is mostly dominated by small business and healthcare practices. Farming and fishing employment is higher than most of the country at 7.85 percent. Schools in the area are able to keep excellent teacher to student ratios. The small population means that instructors typically see classroom sizes of 16 or less. The housing and education make this as good a place as any to start or raise a family.
Sebring is right on top of Lake Jackson and Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge. Outdoor activities are the name of the game here. Water sports are a popular and available as you might expect anywhere in Florida. Being centrally located puts Tampa and Orlando both within an easy day trip. This gives you access to the ocean, professional sports, city dining and shopping, Disney World, Universal Studios and the Everglades. Boating, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving are all close at hand, and surfing, deep sea fishing and other ocean sports are never out of range. The Sebring International Raceway is always good for a day of fun, and the Highlands Hammock State Park adds even more to the outdoor appeal. If you enjoy freedom, open space and adventure, Sebring is a great place for you.