North Florida is known as a great retirement destination for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’re seeking relief from a colder climate, tired of dealing with frigid winters. Or, perhaps the lower cost of living and no income tax appeals to you. No matter the reason you choose to spend your retirement in Florida, the area in and around Advent Christian Village offers a variety of year-round events and activities to ensure you’re enjoying life to the fullest.
The temperate climate makes it possible to participate in a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities throughout the entire year. Plus, you’ll have the security of knowing you have access to high-quality medical facilities, both on and off Advent Christian Village’s beautiful campus. Copeland Clinic is open to men and women of all ages living in Dowling Park and the greater region to offer professional medical care, teaming up with local specialized care centers, doctors and specialists in various field to ensure the highest level of care possible.
Wondering how you’ll fill your days at our North Florida retirement community? Here are some of the things to do in Live Oak and the surrounding areas:
Hike or canoe along the Suwannee River. Suwannee River State Park allows you to experience the vibrancy of nature on foot or by canoe. There are five trails, ranging from a quarter mile to 18 miles, that loop through the surrounding woodlands and provide panoramic views of the river. You can also canoe down the river or spend the day picnicking with friends.
Enjoy a round of golf. Rather spend a day hitting the links and perfecting your swing? Avid golfers will enjoy terrific views and a challenging course at the Suwannee Country Club in Live Oak, Florida. A little farther away in Sanderson, Florida, you can try Blackwater Golf Club or head to Quail Heights Country Club in Lake City.
Visit a local museum. Spend a day immersed in history at the Suwannee Historical Museum, where you can take in exhibits and artifacts illustrating the history of Suwannee County and north Florida. Or, consider taking a day trip to Gainesville, Florida to visit the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Harn Museum of Art, or the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention.
Spend a day at Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park. This hidden north Florida gem is named for the late world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles, and cave divers from all over the world travel here to explore nearly 33,000 feet of surveyed underwater passages at Peacock Springs. Plus, an award-winning nature trail leads visitors on a path tracing the tunnels of the caves far below their feet.
Take in a show at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. This one-of-a-kind music park and premier campground are nestled on the banks of the Suwannee River in north Florida, hosting a variety of engaging events year-round. Take in some of your favorite musical acts, vintage trailer and car shows, and at Christmas time, the Suwannee Lights.
When you’re deciding on the perfect location for your future, consider retiring near Live Oak, in Dowling Park, Florida. Contact us today to learn more about the lifestyle offered at Advent Christian Village.