About Sebring
The Sebring Area

Sebring is a charming city in the geographical center of the Florida peninsula and is a great place to live an active lifestyle.

Easily found in the center of peninsula Florida, the city of Sebring serves as home of the Sebring International Raceway. Dubbed "The City on the Circle," a reference to the design of the downtown historic district, Sebring offers a wide range of boutique and gallery shopping opportunities, fine and casual dining, and a host of parks and lakes that satisfy all recreational interests.

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Clubs and Organizations

Social, fraternal and service organizations in the Sebring area range from The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to the VFW Auxiliary, Moose Lodge, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and the Shrine Club, plus Kiwanis, Lions, an Rotary.

The Allen Atwater Cultural Center is named after one of our city's pioneers. This complex includes the public library, Lakeside Playhouse, Highlands Museum of the Arts, Civic Center and the city Pier. The archives of the Sebring Historical Society are housed in the lower section of the library. The library houses 37,000 volumes.

The Highlands Little Theatre, formed in 1974, offers a variety of productions including dramas and Broadway musicals in a dinner theatre setting. The holiday season is highlighted by a gala Christmas show. The group welcomes participation both "on stage" and behind the scenes.

South Florida Community College established in 1966 offers both cultural and educational opportunities. The school is a two year Junior College with a wide range of courses, plus an impressive adult education program. The college library is also made available, free of charge to Tanglewood residents.

Highlands Hammock State Park, the pride of the area, has facilities including campsites, a wildlife sanctuary, and a recreation area. Many trees in the park are thought to be 1,000 years old. Florida's largest oak with a girth of 28.5 feet is near, and is the nation's tallest Sable palm whose 90 foot stature towers over everything. A tram ride enables visitors to have a safe and comfortable view of park wildlife. Alligators, deer, raccoons, wild hogs, otters, armadillos, and over 200 species of birds are common. Now and then a bald eagle or Florida panther can be see moving about. Eight nature trails provide hikers with a close-up view of the flora an fauna of the area.

The immediate area has more than 80 churches of various denominations plus Tanglewood has it's own non-denomonational church.

Health Care

Sebring is very fortunate in that health care is among one of our major assets. Included are two hospitals, nine medical clinics, a blood bank, and over 140 physicians and dentists.

Highlands Regional Medical Center, a full service 126 bed facility offers emergency care, in and outpatient care, an new outpatient surgical center, and many other programs.

Florida Heartland Medical Center, opened in the fall of 1997, is Sebring's newest facility. It has an intensive care cardiac unit, surgical suites, micro and laser capabilities, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities including a CT scanner, MRI, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and a stroke and cardiac rehabilitation center. All of this is located just minutes from Tanglewood.


Department stores, specialty boutiques, malls and charming mini malls offer everything you could ever want or need. The casual atmosphere and laid back, friendly personnel, who are genuinely interested in each shopper, add to the pleasure of browsing and buying. Depending on the season, citrus products are abundant here. A satisfying selection of fruits, juices, and jellies are all reasonably priced. After all, you are in the very heart of citrus country.

The Lakeshore Mall, a 650,000 sq. ft. shopping complex, is located just three miles south of Tanglewood. It includes four major anchor shops, Belks, JCPenneys, K-Mart and Sears, restaurants, the cinema and nearly 45 specialty shops. The one million sq. ft. Eagle Ridge Mall is just a 25- minute drive north of Tanglewood and features five major anchor stores, approximately 75 specialty shops, restaurants, a food court and state-of-the-art cinemas. The new 250,000 sq. ft. Shelby Crossings Center with 9 major anchor shops, and Panera Bread and Starbucks. Also, both Lowes and Home Depot are just 4 miles south of Tanglewood.

Handy national retailers currently have sites on property near Tanglewood. Albertson's, CVS, 2 Wal-Mart "Super Stores", Office Max, Walgreens and Ruby Tuesdays now offer residents the opportunity to shop and dine without leaving the neighborhood.
The Sporting Life

Thru the year many activities are held, highlighted by the most popular event...The 12 Hours of Sebring Grand Prix Endurance Race, this country's oldest auto race. The course is the longest and fastest in the country. The event is held in March each year.

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This area is a golfer's paradise with 17 area courses ranging from executive courses to many championship level courses. For golfers, we suggest you join the Tanglewood Golf Association (TGA). They play a different course every day. Best of all, how about 18 holes with cart for only $30? The TGA has over 300 members and play on 15 courses. Local pros are available to assist in sharpening one's skills and most offer clubhouse facilities at the 19th Hole. All courses in the area are happy to accommodate all your needs. Since we are located next to Sun 'N Lake Country Club, our residents are entitled to special rates and can drive their cart to the first tee.

Any spot in Sebring is within a few miles of one of the twenty-nine freshwater lakes or canals. Anglers cast for bass, use pole and line while relaxing on a bank or drift boats "trolling" for crappie and catfish. Area waters are noted for black bass, chain pickerel, bream, speckled perch, red finned pike, bluegill, sunshine bass and large-mouth bass.