A small town in Pasco County, Hudson is home to active residents looking to settle down somewhere in the Central Gulf Coast of Florida away from highly condensed metropolitan cities like Orlando and Miami. There is plenty to do to suit all lifestyles, like fishing, boating, walking through the beach parks, and playing a game of golf on one of the local courses.
Climate & Geography
Hudson experiences rain averages of 51 inches and 248 sunny days per year. Summers can reach temperatures in the 90s. Winters can have temperatures as low as the mid 40s.
The rural city is surrounded by water with houses sitting next to the waterways and the Gulf of Mexico.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Recreational areas include Sunwest Park, Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary, Veterans Memorial Park, Treasure Trove Mini Mall and Consignments, and Hudson Beach Park. Hudson also has two golf courses: Beacon Woods Golf Club and Lowman Links Inc. Additionally, canals are perfect for fishing and boating.
Furthermore, Tampa is one hour south of Hudson.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Hudson is lower than the state index. Housing, health care, and transportation indexes are all below the state index.
Florida does not have an income tax and consequently Social Security tax is not taxed, nor are IRAs, 401(k)s, and private and public pensions. Moreover, there are property tax breaks for residents over the age of 65 up to $50,000.
Local health care facilities include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, which specializes in conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. Other U.S. News rated high performing hospitals in surrounding areas include Medical Center of Trinity, Oak Hill Hospital, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Bayfront Health Brooksville, Mease Countryside Hospital, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, and Florida Hospital Tampa.