Heron Publishing Logo
Heron Publishing Logo

Welcome to Sumter County,Florida.

A place of natural beauty, pastoral farmland, small country towns, and bustling new communities catering to families and retirees, Sumter County has something for everyone. Sumter County's friendly business climate complements its rich offering of lifestyle choices. From active adult retirement communities like The Villages to the charming rural towns, you will find Sumter County the perfect place to visit, a wonderful place to live, and a business environment rich with opportunity.

Sumter County residents enjoy a friendly hometown atmosphere with a historic flavor. This rapidly growing community remains committed to sensible growth through development that offers a relaxed rural lifestyle, outstanding healthcare and shopping in The Villages, and easy access to the metropolitan attractions found in the nearby cities of Tampa and Orlando.

Our county boasts a business-friendly government committed to maintaining low taxes, educators dedicated to continuous improvement of our A-rated public schools, and easy access to a wide variety of healthcare options. The entire community is dedicated to an outstanding quality of life, with friendly neighborhoods and a hometown atmosphere with an emphasis on traditional values.

Explore our diverse county. Enjoy rural vistas, outdoor sports, or fine dining. You are sure to discover the unexpected; from fishing, birding and watersports on Lake Panasoffkee, to bustling business and industry in Wildwood, and the more urban delights of The Villages. And, Sumter County's central location and convenient transportation access, you are just a short drive from Florida's sunny beaches or the family-friendly atmosphere of Disney and Universal Studios. Please visit our website at www.sumterchamber.org and learn more about our county, or contact our friendly, experienced staff at (352) 793-3099 to request additional information. Stay for a week, or a lifetime.