Zephyrhills — The Town With Neither Zephyrs, Nor Hills

How do I know this? It’s just a few miles from my house. It’s a sweet old-fashioned Florida town, the kind we’d often see in the seventies as we drove through the state on vacation. It’s the same place the water’s named for. They really do have some incredible geology that is responsible for the water quality.

However, it’s central Florida, and the truth is that they get few westerly breezes (that’s the Zephyr part). It’s swelteringly hot most of the year, and without a sea breeze, Florida is simply a miserable place to be in the summertime. The other part of the name that throws me is the “hills” bit. The most likely candidate for any hill in the entire city (county, for that matter) is the occasional mound of dirt piled up by the local road crew in their attempts to speed along progress.

So, Zephyrhills, while it produces lovely bottled water and some very cute old Florida photo ops, is fooling you if you are wooed by their empty promises.

However, you probably aren’t. Sweet little town, though.



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4 responses to “Zephyrhills — The Town With Neither Zephyrs, Nor Hills

  1. Good property and rental prices there, though. And, reasonably close to Tampa. Still, you do wonder where in the world the name came from!

  2. I visited Florida once. My sister bought a condo down there. The heat was oppressive. I hope to one day visit Alaska where it will be easier to keep adding clothes than it was to keep taking them off. Please find my latest A-Z Challenge blogs here: http://myheartblogstoyou.blogspot.com/

  3. I’ve heard of Zephyrhills but I have not ever been there. Maybe next year… the family and I will be vacationing in your neck of the woods 🙂

  4. I was wondering how I knew that name until you said it. Bottled water, of course. Good Z choice. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z Challenge.
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