If there’s one word that personifies Land O Lakes, Florida, it’s community. Located in fast-growing Pasco County, Land O Lakes combines the friendliness and charm of small town living with the fun of Florida’s sun-loving life and play style. Centrally located Land O Lakes is close to everything – just a few minutes from downtown Tampa and less than an hour from the Gulf Coast beaches, it offers a splendid plethora of activities from biking and boating to shopping and clubbing. With a population of about 20,000, Land O Lakes is an unincorporated city in Pasco County, one of the fastest growing counties in Florida.

A rural atmosphere and easy access to big city amenities have made Land O Lakes a very popular spot for new developments, and there are plenty of homes available. They range from single family homes with up to four bedrooms to cozy studio apartments and townhouses in gated communities. Housing prices are still considerably lower than in many of the Gulf Coast communities, even for lakefront property. If you’re looking for a great place to raise a family or enjoy the single life, Land O Lakes has a lot to offer.


Pasco County is home to thirty four state parks and recreational areas, including three canoe trails and the Land O Lakes Recreation Complex which offers canoe and boat ramp access and a full community center. The lake fishing is spectacular, and the numerous hiking trails range from comfortable walks to challenging hikes through some of the most beautiful wetlands and meadows in the state.

If your idea of recreation is more social, Land O Lakes is a just a short drive from the glittering lights of downtown Tampa. Closer to home, Land O Lakes has several annual festivals that sparkle with small town charm, including the annual Famous Flapjack Festival, the Jellybean Jamboree, a Business Expo and Taste of the Towne Festival.

Homes in Land O Lakes

Land O Lakes is a unique and refreshing blend of old Florida architecture and modern construction. Home prices range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and more for homes that range from cozy lakefront cottages with stunning water views to full-fledged luxury resort homes with lakeside access. While housing prices have risen in the past five years as Tampa has expanded, there are still many properties available in Land O Lakes at reasonable prices. Bring your family home to Land O Lakes and enjoy the tranquility of a sunny Florida hometown.

Article originally published at Source by Robert Lipply