Wildwood, FL Senior Living
Wildwood, Florida is a very small town in Sumter County in central Florida. There are many lakes in the nearby area, and the town is about 20 miles from Ocala National Forest. Wildwood is a very inexpensive place to live, and there is a very large population of senior citizens and retirees in the community. Senior living in Wildwood means a great community of peers in a small town environment where it is easy to make connections.
Outdoor activities in the warm weather and frequent sunshine of central Florida are the most popular pastimes in Wildwood. Hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, boating, and more are available in the surrounding areas. Wildwood also has a lovely, historic town center at the heart of the city.
At the time of the 2011 US Census, the population of Wildwood, Florida was 6,779 residents. Wildwood has a relatively high median age, largely due to a fairly large population of senior citizens. In 2011, the median age of Wildwood residents was 56.2 years, compared to a median age of 41.3 throughout Florida. 33.8 percent of the population of Wildwood was at or above the age of 65.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Wildwood is significantly below the national average, as well as the state average. As of 2012, the cost of living index for Wildwood was 80, compared to the US nationwide average cost of living of 100. The cost of living for the entire state of Florida is just slightly below the national average at 96. *City-Data.com
Cost of Assisted Living in Wildwood
Home prices in Wildwood are also very low compared to both the national and state averages. In 2009, the median value of a house or condo in Wildwood was only $79,704, compared to a state median home value of $182,400, and a nationwide median value of just below $180,000. However, there are no assisted living facilities in Wildwood, in spite of the large senior population. There are facilities in neighboring cities such as Leesburg, where the price of a one bedroom unit begins at $1,840 per month. *City-Data.com
The incidence of crime in Wildwood is very low, with both violent and property crime below the national and state averages. In 2010, the city property crime rate was 69.7 percent lower than the state property crime rate, and 63.34 percent lower than the national property crime rate. The same year, the city violent crime rate was 38.04 percent lower than the Florida violent crime rate, and 16.76 percent lower than the national violent crime rate. *CityRating.com
There are several major hospitals and medical centers in the area surrounding Wildwood. Residents of the town may seek emergency and acute care services at the Villages Regional Hospital, about eight miles away, Leesburg Regional Hospital, about 11 miles away, or Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, about 20 miles away.
- Consult a complete list of medical centers and hospitals in Wildwood
There is a train station with Amtrak service in Wildwood. The nearest airport to Wildwood with commercial flights is the Orlando Executive Airport, about 50 miles away. The town is very close to major north-south interstate 75, and is connected to the city of Orlando by highway 91.
Sharp Seniors found 8 Communities near Wildwood, FL
5869 County Road 462
Wildwood, FL, 34785
Services Provided: Senior Living.
725 Desoto Avenue
Brooksville, FL, 34601
Services Provided: Assisted Living, Senior Living.
7251 Grove Road
Brooksville, FL, 34613
Services Provided: Alzheimer's Care, Assisted Living, Respite, Senior Living.
720 Roper Road
Winter Garden, FL, 34787
Services Provided: Alzheimer's Care, Respite.