Shopping & Dining

Many fine shops and retail stores can be found in the SouthShore area. Antique, gift and specialty shops offer treasures for shoppers seeking unique merchandise. Local merchants provide wares ranging from fine apparel to health food and vitamin shops. Major groceries and national and regional department stores are represented here too. Friendly staff is happy to serve consumer and business needs.

Area restaurants serve up everything from fast food to fine dining, with several "home-style" restaurants in the best southern tradition. These local favorites prepare hearty meals from recipes handed down through the generations. Many menus feature fresh Florida seafood in tantalizing variety. Waterfront views enhance the dining experience at several restaurants. Another local tradition may be found in Mexican restaurants, which prepare authentic south-of-the-border specialties.

graphicIn the Sun City Center area many shopping areas and restaurants are accessible via golf cart transportation, which is just one reason why avid golfers and retirees call SouthShore home.

For those interested in more traditional shopping mall experiences, the Tampa Bay area is host to seven major regional malls; the largest being the new Citrus Park Towne Center, topping the scale at an incredible 1.35 million square feet, offering traditional and specialty stores, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. Brandon Town Center Mall and the Regency Square Shopping Center are less than a half-hour drive from Sun City Center.

Nestled in Tampa’s historic Hyde Park is Old Hyde Park Village, a quaint and upscale shopping area comprised of more than 60 fine shops including Jacobson's, Polo-Ralph Lauren, Wiliams -Sonoma, Brooks Brothers and The Sharper Image. Located between Tampa and Sarasota, near gulf beaches, is Ellenton Outlet shopping mall, with hundreds of factory stores for prime discount shopping.




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