Located in the Central Gulf Coast, Brooksville is a small residential town in Hernando County, Florida. Year-round warmth, nearby greenspaces, and easy access to Tampa and Ocala make the city a popular retirement destination. Besides this, residents enjoy local breweries, museums, and a farmers market.
Climate & Geography
Brooksville has a humid subtropical climate. Summer temperatures are hot and humid, and winters dip into the 50s. Residents can expect 53 inches of rain, no snow, and 240 days of sun each year.
Brooksville is located west of the Withlacoochee State Forest and south of the Citrus Wildlife Management Area. Hernando County has a mix of hilly terrain and flat wetlands.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Active adults seeking outdoor recreation have plenty of opportunities in Brooksville. Withlacoochee State Forest to the east of Brooksville is an expansive woodland preserve with hiking and biking trails. Hernando Park offers a playground, picnic area, and amphitheater, and Chinsegut Hill, the highest point in the county, is a popular mountain peak.
There are numerous breweries and wineries in Brooksville as well as historic museums. Residents also enjoy local art galleries, antique shops, and a farmers market.
In addition to its local amenities, Brooksville is an hour away from both Tampa and Ocala.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Brooksville is below both the state and national averages. Housing prices are much lower than average.
Florida is one of the few states with no income tax. Property taxes are below average, and there is a homestead exemption available for retirees over 65.
Florida ranks in the top 20 states on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
There are four medical centers and hospitals in Brooksville. They are Springbrook Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, Oak Hill Hospital, and Bayfront Health Brooksville. Oak Hill Hospital and Bayfront Health Brooksville are rated high performing by U.S. News in their treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).