Zephyrhills

Honoring Our Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

Honoring Our Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

Designated by Congress in 1999, Military Appreciation Month takes place every year during the month of May. Here at The Oaks at Zephyrhills, a family-owned and operated RV and mobile home senior community located in Zephyrhills, Florida, we think Military Appreciation Month is the perfect opportunity to express gratitude to active members of the U.S. military, veterans, and their families, for their service and sacrifice. Although the entire month is designated to honoring our military heroes, there are several specific days of observance throughout May. These include Armed Forces Day, Loyalty Day, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and Memorial Day. Perhaps the most somber of the May military [...]

Reasons to Love Long-Term RVing

Are you 55 or older and love to travel? Do you want to spend more time experiencing your favorite destinations like a local? Consider long-term RVing! When you book a long-term spot at a senior mobile home and RV community like The Oaks at Zephyrhills, you have more opportunities to discover all of the amenities of the region. With less expensive rates for extended stays at most RV parks, you also will be able to stretch your budget further! Whether you are a snowbird seeking the Florida sun for a season or a retiree planning to make Zephyrhills your home, becoming a long-term RVer is an affordable and practical solution for many. But before you commit to the permanent RV [...]

Retirees Are Flocking To Zephyrhills

Retirees Are Flocking To Zephyrhills (For Good Reason)!

Recently, the U.S. News & World Report released their 2022 rankings for the best places to celebrate life after retirement, and the Tampa Bay metropolitan area was number six on the list! Of course, this comes to no surprise to us at The Oaks at Zephyrhills, a family-owned and operated RV and mobile home senior community (ages 55+) in the nearby suburb of Zephyrhills!   The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Retire” ranking compares the largest 150 cities in the country, considering the housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, the job market, and access to quality health care of each. The Tampa Bay region, which includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and their suburbs, earned top marks [...]

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 [...]