Sumter County, Florida is in the Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach metropolitan area, and the county seat is Bushnell. The population of the county is 118,577. Sumter County has a total area of 580 square miles with 547 square miles being land and 33 square miles being water. Sumter County was created in 1853. It was named for General Thomas Sumter, a general in the American Revolutionary War. The county is often referred to by the name of “Hogg County” because of the large population of wild hogs in the area.
Sumter County has a long history of being an extremely rural area until recently, when it experienced exceptional increases in population. The largest community in the county is “The Villages”. Much of the growth is attributable to the expansion of The Villages, a large retirement complex, which has brought much economic growth to the area. Sumter County has sixty-two miles of road that have been designated by the state of Florida as a Florida Scenic Byway. Several points of interest along the byway include Sumter County Farmers Market, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida National Cemetery, and Dade Battlefield State Historic Site. Located in the Withlacoochee State Forest, Florida National Cemetery is about 50 miles north of Tampa. The cemetery honors America's veterans with a pathway lined with a variety of memorials. Children in the county attend schools in the Sumter District Schools. Lake-Sumter State College has a campus in Sumterville. There's no shortage of recreational activities in Sumter County. There's a little bit of everything for the sportsman, from surf fishing, to deep sea fishing, to visiting local fish hatcheries. State historical sites such as Dade Battlefield Historic State Park appeal to history buffs. Numerous hiking trails are available throughout the county.
Sumter County is largely a community of single family homes of varying architecture, sizes and ages. That said, there are a number of remarkable new subdivisions and neighborhoods from which homebuyers can choose. The price for a newly constructed home in Sumter County starts around $149,900 and prices go up from there to approximately $9,500,000. A wide variety of sizes and styles of homes are currently available on the real estate marked in Sumter County. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to see one of our new construction properties for sale in Sumter County.