Located in Hernando County, Spring Hill had a population estimated at more than 92,000 as of 2006. One of the distinctive features of Spring Hill is the presence of a waterfall that's accessible by the community. Nestled between Hernando Beach to the west, Tampa/St. Petersburg to the south and Brooksville to the east, Spring Hill residents enjoy the benefits of both a small town and a large metropolitan area.
While Spring Hill has developed the look and feel of a city, the community remains largely unincorporated. As with many communities of this type, Spring Hill looks to the county for governance. The community is considered part of Florida's Nature Coast and is easily accessible from both Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Spring Hill enjoyed significant growth between 2000 and 2005. An estimated net increase of nearly 20,000 residents meant an increase in population of 23 percent for the community; this led to a housing boom in the area, which has provided additional employment opportunities, as well as new residences of all types.
While still largely unincorporated, Spring Hill has developed an economy largely based on the presence of retail chains within the community. Along with retail, the healthcare industry also provides significant employment opportunities in the area.
Two hospitals located in Spring Hill serve the healthcare needs of the citizens of Spring Hill. A third hospital is located in nearby Brooksville.
Spring Hill Regional Hospital is a full-service medical facility that offers:
Oak Hill Hospital offers similar services to those provided by Spring Hill.
Brooksville Regional Hospital, located in the nearby town of Brooksville, offers a similar range of medical support services, including trauma response.
Spring Hill is home to a campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College, known as the Spring Hill Center. This satellite campus offers college courses during the day as well as adult education programs in the evening. Plans to expand the campus and the courses offered were announced in 2007.
When it comes to print and electronic media, Spring Hill benefits from its close proximity to Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg. The community is able to receive all radio and television stations based in those two cities. Cable services are also available.
Local news coverage on Spring Hill is often provided in the programming offered by broadcast stations in St. Petersburg and Tampa. Newspapers and other print media based in those two cities also provide news and information relevant to Spring Hill.
The location of Spring Hill provides easy access from several major roadways. Spring Hill can easily be reached from Interstate 75, US Highway 41 and the Suncoast Parkway.
Air transportation is found in the nearby cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Several cab services provide transportation in and around Spring Hill.
Spring Hill is within driving distance of the beaches found in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg. One of the most popular beaches for tourists, Pine Island, is situated on the Gulf of Mexico and is only a short distance from the community.
Other attractions in the area include: