Overview of Plant City
Plant City, Fla., is located 25 miles northeast of Tampa, and embodies the central Florida way of life. Hailed as the "Winter Strawberry Capital," Plant City grows more than 75 percent of the United States' midwinter strawberry crops. With a population of less than 36,000 people, Plant City is a homey, clean environment in which residents can feel safe and comfortable. Search for Plant City apartments for rent, and find a scenic, natural community in western Florida.
Living in Plant City, FL
When the Spanish ceded Florida to the United States in the beginning of the 19th century, western Florida was a wilderness territory populated by the Seminole people. Pioneers moved in the area to farm the land and rehabilitate prosperous citrus groves that were previously run by Spanish settlers. Today, Plant City maintains its agricultural roots with a strong connection to strawberry crops. The city's aromatic groves give Plant City a very natural quality that is uncommon in modern society. Local residents enjoy a close proximity to Tampa while living amidst a more open, rural environment, and can access the finest attractions in the region without paying high living expenses. Plant City's cost of living index of 93.7 is slightly below the United States average.
Plant City Attractions and Special Events
Dinosaur World is located in Plant City, and is one of the city's finest attractions. The interactive space allows visitors to experience life-size models of dinosaurs and see these extinct creatures up close. Dinosaur World also has a Fossil Dig venue, where children can sift through and to look for various hidden fossils. Plant City is also known for hosting numerous festivals throughout the year. The Florida Strawberry Festival and Strawberry Classic Car Show celebrate the city's most famous crop. Residents can also enjoy Bike Fest and the Plant City Pig Jam & BBQ Contest.
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