October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Started as a campaign to encourage women to schedule mammograms, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been celebrated every October since 1985. Today, it’s grown into a global opportunity to move from awareness into action. It’s more than just wearing a pink ribbon; National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is our chance to join in community activities to educate people about preventative measures and honor those we’ve lost to the disease. You likely know someone diagnosed with breast cancer if you haven’t been affected personally. About one in eight women and one in 1000 men in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. While there is no sure way to prevent cancer, there are ways to lower your [...]

Have a Fall Adventure at Florida’s Sports Coast

Have a Fall Adventure at Florida’s Sports Coast

Fall is here, and it’s the perfect season to discover Florida’s Sports Coast! Pasco County, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico in the Tampa Bay region, is known for its scenic coastline, numerous parks and trails, amateur sports complexes, and more opportunities for an autumn adventure! Make the most of Florida’s beautiful fall weather by walking an outdoor trail, trying a new sport, or embarking on an RV adventure. At The Oaks at Zephyrhills, a Good Sam-certified, family-owned and operated RV/mobile home senior community (55+), we think the possibilities to explore the area are endless, but here are some ideas to get you started: Enjoy the outdoors With less humidity and slightly lower temperatures, you’ll find ideal weather in [...]

Top 10 RV Park Amenities

Top 10 RV Park Amenities

Who doesn’t love an amenity? Good amenities add value to any property, and that is especially true for RV campgrounds. Parks like The Oaks at Zephyrhills, a Good Sam-certified, family-owned and operated RV/mobile home senior community (55+), know that amenities can make any stay more comfortable, entertaining, and convenient! That’s why we put together this list of our top 10 RV park amenities – as well as resources and solutions to go with them!     1. Free Wi-Fi  When you ask campers what their most desired amenity is, more often than not the answer is free Wi-Fi! Whether you are taking a road trip or working from the RV, having access to the Internet is essential these days. At The Oaks at [...]

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month in Zephyrhills

July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Zephyrhills, Florida, boasts some incredible parks to visit. The Oaks at Zephyrhills, a Good Sam-certified, family-owned and operated RV and mobile home senior community (55+), is known for the majestic oaks on its property and its convenient location, an idyllic retreat mid-way between the cities of Tampa and Orlando! Here’s a list of our favorite local parks to explore when you are in the Zephyrhills area: Depot Park While small in size at just four acres, Depot Park is big on experience. Featuring a wooded walking trail, picnic areas, and ADA-accessible playground equipment, the park centers around a restored 1927 Railroad Depot – that also acts as a museum! It’s a must-visit! Gunner Paw [...]

Enjoying National Camping Month

Enjoying National Camping Month at The Oaks at Zephyrhills!

Have you been camping lately? June is National Camping Month, and nature is calling! If you are planning to go RVing in Central Florida this summer, we invite you to spend some time under the scenic oak trees at The Oaks of Zephyrhills, a Good Sam-certified and age-restricted (55+) RV and mobile home community located between Tampa and Orlando. Whether you are a veteran RVer or a first-time camper, here are our top three tips for a great outdoor experience this summer: Make a plan.  Think about the places in Florida you would like to visit, find a campground nearby, and contact them to book as soon as possible. Recently, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) surveyed 180 million leisure travelers [...]

Preparing for the 2021 Hurricane Season

Preparing for the 2021 Hurricane Season

The 2021 Hurricane Season starts on June 1, and now is the time to prepare! It only takes one storm to change your life and our community. The Oaks at Zephyrhills, an RV and mobile home senior community (55+) in scenic Zephyrhills, Florida, recommends that you prepare early, creating a plan for your household that will help you avoid added stress and the panicked rush to buy basic supplies when a severe storm approaches. In this blog, we’ve compiled a guide for you, including links to resources, to help you weather any storm.   Know What’s Coming Storms are named differently according to their intensity. Tropical depressions are cyclones with winds of 38 mph, tropical storms have winds between 39-73 mph, and [...]

Earth-Friendly RVer

How To Be An Earth-Friendly RVer

Earth Day is an annual celebration of our planet, taking place every April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events span the globe – but you can be an Earth Day advocate wherever you are! Whether you live at The Oaks of Zephyrhills, an RV and mobile home senior community (55+) in scenic Zephyrhills, Florida, or travel the nation in your RV, we have some tips you can use every day to reduce your carbon footprint and be eco-friendlier: Reduce your food waste Research indicates that 40% of all food in America is wasted, but you can take action to help change that statistic! By shopping smart for your food and planning to use what you purchase, you can help [...]

RV Cleaning

Spring Cleaning for Your RV!

Spring is here, and it’s our favorite season at The Oaks at Zephyrhills! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it’s the perfect time to hit the road! But, if your RV has been hibernating this winter, there’s some work to do before you can fully experience the season. This is the time to wipe away winter’s grime and prepare your RV for springtime travel! But, for many, the thought of spring cleaning can be overwhelming. While we don’t think many people look forward to a day of cleaning, we do love how completing the job can make you feel. Experts say that the process of cleaning can increase your energy levels and leave you feeling happier! To [...]

Why We Love Zephyrhills

Why We Love Zephyrhills…And Why You Will Too!

Valentine’s Day 2021 is over, but our love of the city of Zephyrhills is always strong! There’s just so much that we adore about the city, from its convenient location halfway between Tampa and Orlando to its laid-back lifestyle! We think you’ll be smitten when you see its rolling hills, lush green pastures, and warm weather. And we’re sure that the many fantastic amenities the region has to offer will soon have you swooning! Whatever you love, you can find it in Zephyrhills!   If you are a nature lover, the pastoral countryside, scenic parks, and freshwater springs are sure to beckon you to Zephyrhills! In fact, Crystal Springs, which is also a source for the internationally known Nestlé Zephyrhills bottled water [...]

Zephyrhills By The Season

Zephyrhills By The Season

The predictably sunny and temperate weather at this time of year makes the Tampa Bay region – and Zephyrhills in particular – a sought-after winter destination. From December through February, the average high temperature is between 78- and 68-degrees Fahrenheit – drawing the interest of snowbirds from the north and visitors from around the world! The area’s warm winter weather also makes the region a popular pick for major events – such as Super Bowl LV, taking place at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, February 7th!  2021 actually marks the fifth Super Bowl to be held in Tampa Bay and the third to be held at Raymond James Stadium! And, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers making history as the [...]