The immediate neighborhood surroundings of the College are peaceful, but just a couple of blocks away, there are many restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, pawn shops, and a plethora of fast-paced drivers, all waiting for the traffic lights to change to green. Temple Terrace is home to Busch Gardens, as well as the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). The University of South Florida is just a few miles down the road, and Anna Maria Island, a beach on the East Coast, is only about an hour drive from the FC campus.
Florida College is set in the midst of a golf course and in a quiet middle-to-upper-class neighborhood in the town of Temple Terrace, just a half-hour away from the busy city of Tampa. Driving in Temple Terrace can be an anxious experience if one is not used to multi-lanes of rush-hour traffic. Students who wish to get off campus on a Saturday often drive the hour distance to Orlando for the thrills of Disney World or Downtown Disney. Others might choose to spend the day at one of the beaches on the East Coast. Those who wish to stay closer to the College can find a large variety of restaurants and neighborhood parks. Students are encouraged to become members of a local congregation of Christians during their enrollment at FC, and they can choose from at least 60 churches of Christ in the area.