Pasco County Communities



Situated along Florida’s Gulf coast, West Pasco County is known for more than its spectacular sunsets. West Pasco is an area characterized by both a thriving business community and its small-town charm. Visitors and residents can take advantage of the amenities in larger urban centers such as the Tampa Bay area, or they can enjoy the magnificent waterfront views and tranquility of smaller coastal cities. West Pasco’s cities feature quality schools, friendly neighborhoods, and a wide variety of community and cultural events. For new and existing residents, West Pasco offers a diverse range of economical real estate options. Recreational activities such as golf are popular in West Pasco, and shopping along the Nature Coast contains a little bit of everything - from quaint boutiques to bargains. The combination of thriving commercial enterprise and beautiful waterfront has led to West Pasco’s recognition as a growth leader in the state of Florida.



Located in the rolling hills of eastern Pasco County lies Dade City, the county seat. Graced at its center is the stunning Historic Pasco County Courthouse, built in 1909 and beautifully restored. The Courthouse serves as the office building for county commissioners, and is furnished with antiques.

graphicThere is always something going on in Dade City, where community events, and school and church programs abound. Whether it’s a civil war reenactment at the Pioneer Florida Museum, Pow Wows in nearby Withlacoochee Park, or a parade down Main Street, you are guaranteed the joy and colorful nature of small-town America. Events are enhanced by an active Main Street redevelopment program, a tremendous asset to the popular antique shopping area, boutiques and restaurants in Dade City.

With the youngest median age in the county, Dade City has made excellent education a priority. In addition to two colleges - Saint Leo University and Pasco Hernando Community College - there are several outstanding public and private schools. Dade City’s active faith community represents a wide range of religious denominations.

The Greater Dade City area includes San Antonio, St. Leo, Lacoochee, Trilby, Darby, St. Joseph and Blanton. Convenient access to I-75 makes the area a perfect choice for residential and commercial development. The area’s newest development, Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club, adds to the many beautiful locations from which to choose.

St. Joseph, the Kumquat Capital of the world, is just one element of the agriculture business in eastern Pasco. Other agriculture businesses in Pasco include cattle, greenhouse foliage, and farming.

Visitors and new residents are always warmly welcomed in Dade City. Come and join us - and let your presence enhance our wonderful community.



graphicRecreational amenities, educational excellence, and a sense of community pride are instantly recognizable in Land O’Lakes. Residents look forward to a full calendar of annual community events, such as the Famous Flapjack Festival, the Jellybean Jamboree, a Business Expo and Taste of the Towne Festival. Recreational activities such as waterskiing, fishing, soccer, tennis and golfing are popular in Land O’Lakes. Athletic facilities throughout the community include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a recreation complex. Within a short driving distance, residents can take advantage of Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium.

The quality of education in Land O’Lakes is exceptional, featuring a modern high school located on 100 acres of land. Numerous colleges and universities are located within a 20-mile radius from Land O’Lakes. And when it comes to real estate, residents have a wide range of options from which to choose. Residents and visitors alike have come to know and love the community’s unique blend of southern hospitality and high quality of living.



graphicLocated in southeastern Pasco County, Zephyrhills is a city with approximately 10,000 residents. In addition to these residents, the community’s population includes seasonal retirees who ultimately bring Zephyrhills’ community to more than 90,000 annually. Careful planning by city officials supports this population. The city council and city manager are responsible for management of city services including water, sewer, solid waste collection, law enforcement and fire and rescue.

The downtown district of Zephyrhills is continuing its successful revitalization program, including an expansion of 7th street to improve traffic flow from Highway 301. An 80-acre industrial park currently under construction is designed to increase the acreage available to aviation and industry. This park, located at the Municipal Airport, will also provide amenities for one of the largest parachuting centers in the country.

Health care services are available at East Pasco Medical Center, a full service, acute care hospital. Pasco Community Hospital and other facilities are nearby in surrounding communities. Ten area schools meet local educational needs, and many colleges and universities are located just a few miles from town. Those seeking a retirement lifestyle on a modest income are particularly attracted to Zephyrhills. Community events, a multi-purpose senior care center, and adult living facilities and nursing homes are among the many elements that cater to the area’s senior visitors and residents.



graphicWesley Chapel is a small bedroom community located approximately 25 miles north of Tampa. The open fields and wooded acres give the feeling of life in the country, but with a short commute to the city, residents have easy access to urban amenities and conveniences. It’s not unusual to see deer and other wildlife on your morning commute - proof that small town life does exist as we charge into the next century.

Wesley Chapel is part of the Pasco County school system and home to two elementary schools, a middle school and the newly-opened Wesley Chapel High School. The business community works closely with area schools, and educational focus is prominent. Community spirit in Wesley Chapel is growing with anticipation of the opening of a school stadium and a hometown team to cheer on.

Residential choices vary in Wesley Chapel. From resort homes in Saddlebrook to the acreage of Saddle Wood, to apartments in Pasco Woods - there are choices to suit almost any budget. Homes, town homes, and apartments are available in Wesley Chapel.

The business climate in Wesley Chapel is strong and growing. More than 500 businesses are based out of Wesley Chapel, including a large percentage of home-based businesses. The corridor along State Road 54 and County Road 581 is one of the fastest-growing areas in Pasco County. The newly-formed Chamber of Commerce plans to continue to forge partnerships with new business residents.

Come and see us in Wesley Chapel. You’ll like what you find!

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