Wesley Chapel in Pasco County has been one of Tampa Bay’s fastest growing communities during the past 10+ years. Currently, there are over 45,000 residents, 16,000 households and 12,000 families in the area.
Many homeowners choose the Wesley Chapel area because it offers easy access to I-75 and I-275. It is only 25 miles north of Downtown Tampa.
Wesley Chapel has some of Tampa’s most luxurious new communities, including The Ridge, Seven Oaks, Arbor Woods, Watergrass, Country Walk, Saddlebrook, Lexington Oaks, Terra Bella, Villages of Wesley Chapel, Meadow Pointe, and more.
About 40% of residents have children under the age of 18 living with them, while 60% are married couples. Around 25% are non-families. Nearly 29% of Wesley Chapels residents are under 18, while 5% are age 20 to 24. Over 33% are age 25 to 44 and 24% are 45 to 64. Those 65 years of age or older make up 9 percent of the population. The median age is approximately 35 years old.
Wesley Chapel used to be called “Double Branch” because it has twin creeks. Eventually, it was named after the Methodist chapel that is located at the northwest corner of SR 54 and Boyette Road.
Five elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools serve the area; some were built recently to accommodate the growth of the area. Many more schools are on the way to meet the growing demand. There are also many local charter and private schools as viable options.
Pasco-Hernando State College’s newest campus, Porter Campus, is also locates at Wiregrass Ranch.
Shopping, Healthcare, and Recreation
The Shops at Wiregrass, Tampa Premium Outlets, and The Grove are well-known shopping spots in the area.
Wesley Chapel also has a new hospital, Florida Hospital at Wesley Chapel, which is expanding their facility to meet the demand.
Wesley Chapel District Park is located at the southwest corner of Boyette and Overpass road. This popular park offers acres and acres of recreational facilities which include basketball, soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse, and more.
Center Ice, a $20 million dollar, 150,000-square-foot ice rink and sports complex proudly resides in Wesley Chapel. In addition to serving as the home rink for the Tampa Bay Lightning, there is a multipurpose floor, so the facility can host indoor sporting events and community events.
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