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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 [...]

RV Trends

Our Top Three RV Trends for 2021

No one could have predicted 2020, so what will happen 2021? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, but we believe that people still want to travel. The RV industry is resilient, and we think that 2021 will be the year of the RV! The Oaks at Zephyrhills is a Good-Sam certified, family owned and operated RV and mobile home senior community (55+) in Zephyrhills, Florida. Here are our top three predictions for the 2021 camping season:   1. More people will want to travel. After months of quarantine, it makes sense that people are ready for a change of scenery. But cruises are docked, and many travel restrictions are still in place. So, we think that more people [...]

RVs As An Affordable Housing for Zephyrhills Veterans

RVs Are An Affordable Housing Option For Zephyrhills Veterans

The city of Zephyrhills on Florida’s Nature’s Coast was founded by a Civil War veteran in 1910 and remains a welcoming community for military veterans today. Many veterans are choosing the freedom and savings of the RV life after their service, and mobile home/recreation vehicle (RV) parks like The Oaks at Zephyrhills are growing in popularity. Adjusting to civilian life after the military has its challenges, and finding affordable housing is at the top of the list. With the prices of traditional, brick and mortar homes on the rise, RVs provide a cost-effective and sustainable housing option for veterans and retirees. RVs allow veterans and their families to reduce living expenses while maximizing life experiences, all on a fixed income! By [...]

Snowbirds

Are Snowbirds Grounded This Winter?

Flying into town on the warm breezes Zephyrhills is known for, “snowbirds” typically begin to arrive in the city in October and roost until April. But will they still flock to Zephyrhills in 2020? Snowbirds are seasonal travelers, most often retirees, who migrate from northern climates to warmer locales, and Zephyrhills tops that list of preferred places. As the “snowbird capital of Florida,” the city’s winter population more than doubles during a typical year, exceeding 50,000 residents by the middle of January. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year is anything but normal, and snowbirds normally headed to Zephyrhills might have to reroute. As the pandemic continues, many snowbirds are canceling their winter travels south. The Canada-U.S. border is closed to [...]