Ahh, yes Sebring Florida, one of the hidden gems that many folks don’t know about in central Florida!
Today, we will discuss where Sebring Florida is, what this great city provides, what you can expect when living here and all the fun activities that are available to anyone visiting or living in this small town feeling city in central Florida.
So, grab your adventure bag, ball cap and a snack and let’s head out to see all that Sebring Florida has to offer!
Sebring “The City On The Circle” Details:
Sebring Florida is located in Highlands County and carries the nickname “The City On The Circle” due to the large circular drive that is in the center of downtown. The downtown area, where the circle is located, is full of small shops, diners and fun places to window shop. The whole area is designated a 1920’s Historic District in the National Registrar Of Historic Places and it really gives you the feeling that you are stepping back in time the “old” Florida time frame.
Due to the cities central location, Sebring does not have access to either of the two major highways that Florida has to offer, I-75 on the Gulf Coast and I-95 on the Atlantic Coast. However, the great part of the central location is that Sebring is right at 90 miles away from both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean in case you were looking to make it a beach day!
Mickey and The House Of The Mouse is just about the same distance away as the beaches with Disney being about 90 minutes away from the city as well making the central location of Sebring a fantastic one of day trip activities!
Size And Education:
Just over 11,000 folks call Sebring home fulltime. However, we can say from personal experience that this number does increase quite a bit due to the large amount of snow birds who like to come down to this part of Florida to escape the frigid winters of the North.
If you have little ones in tow, Sebring does offer several quality schools, most notably Cracker Trail Elementary, as they have recently received an “A” grade for school quality and education from the Florida state department of education.
Things To Do In Sebring:
There is no shortage of fun activities to within the Sebring city limits, take a look at these adventures:
Sebring International Raceway:
Located in the heart of the city, Sebring International Raceway offers activities all year round for the racing enthusiasts with the most popular race of the year being the 12 Hours Of Sebring held at in the Spring of every year.
Indy Car Racing League (IRL) invites all of the league teams down the first part of each year to have trial runs before the season starts as well which brings out quite the crowds!
Many of the racing events have ticket deals available so making it a fun day out can be quite affordable when watching all of the engines roar!
Highlands Hammock State Park:
Speaking of hearing things “roar” make sure to take a stop at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring for an outdoor experience with nature that you will not soon forget.
The park is open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset and offers its visitors several things to do including, walking trails, biking trails, nature observation decks and picnic areas.
At the time of this writing, the park charges $6 per car for full access to the park for the entire day making this another very affordable option for outdoor fun in the sun here in Sebring!
Highlands Lakeside Theater:
Ready to get out of the sun for a bit and take in some local theater?
Great, Sebring offers that too!
Make sure to take a stop in to Highlands Lakeside Theater located off West Central Avenue in the heart of Sebring for local plays, musical recitals and all around great theater entertainment.
The performance schedule at the theater is packed with tons of entertainment for all ages and interests and is updated regularly so make sure you make it a point to check back on their website schedule to be brought up to speed on all that they have coming up!
Where To Live In Sebring:
Sebring offers plenty of housing options for all age and budgets at an affordable price which is one of the reasons why so many folks love to call this area home.
The average single family house is $175,000 which is in line with the other areas nearby.
The area offers several options for affordable housing to seniors. If you are of age, you will want to take a look at Leisure Acres Mobiles Home Park as this is an all inclusive resort style park that offers tons of affordable options in housing for folks who are 55+ years of age.
If this not the stage of life that you are currently at then we suggest taking a look at nearby community Lake Regency Woods as they offer plenty of homesites to build on as well as prebuilt construction, both of which feed into the A rated schools of Cracker Trail Elementary!
Our Take On Sebring Florida:
Did we tire you out yet with all of the places to go, things to do and activities to enjoy in Sebring yet?!
When taking a look at location, schools, cost of living and readily available access to outdoor fun at an affordable price it is hard to look past Sebring Florida.
If you are looking for a fun day trip to a city that many do not know about or are considering a permanent move make sure to put Sebring on your map of places to look at in all of your future travels.
We at, The Mobile Home Dealer, look forward to seeing you on our next Road Trip Diary!