PASCO COUNTY

Welcome
by Larry Beasley

Pasco County is a beautiful, centrally located and family-friendly area of Florida with available land, affordable housing, new shopping venues and attractions for residents of every age. For the avid golfer or the first-timer, Pasco County offers more than 25 lush golf courses. If you enjoy biking, hiking and horseback riding, there are multiple trails and parks to choose from.

Pasco County is close to the Gulf of Mexico and the Pithlachascotee, Hillsborough and Withlacoochee rivers – perfect for boating, fishing and camping. Traveling between counties for work, shopping, dining or recreation has become faster and more convenient than ever, thanks to expressways like the Suncoast Parkway. Its one of Florida’s fastest-growing counties for home buyers.

A NEW PLACE TO CALL HOME
by Art Levy

Everywhere you look in Pasco County, you see something new. New homes. New schools. New Roads. New stores. New people. Lots and lots of new people to be exact.

In 2002, for example, Pasco’s population growth was ranked 100th of 3,141 counties in the United States.

UP, UP AND AWAY
by Art Levy

Pick one or pick them all. Pasco County’s many amenities have helped fuel the county’s status as one of the nation’s fastest growing communities. Newcomers, attracted by new and improved roads, and unspoiled rural atmosphere and affordable housing, are pouring into the county in unprecedented numbers.

Nearly 6,000 single-family homes were constructed in the county in 2003 alone. That’s the most ever in a single year. And the boom shows no sign of fading away.

The county still features abundant land and the opportunity for more growth.

The Suncoast Parkway, which links Pasco County with the Tampa Bay area, has enabled thousands of people to live in Pasco and commute to Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Check out Pasco’s East side, just North of the Hillsborough County line. New shopping centers, anchored by major stored like Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and The Home Depot, line the roads, with the promise of more retail development to come.

The region’s biggest shopping center, in fact, is planned for Pasco County, with the construction expected to start in 2005. The giant Cypress Creek Town Center will be even bigger than Tampa’s International Plaza and Bay Street.

New schools are being built. New banks, restaurants and markets are opening every month. but Pasco County isn’t just about being a booming bedroom community. Residents love it for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities, too.

The county is crisscrossed with rivers, lakes and streams prized by boaters, water skiers, canoeists and kayakers. There’s plenty of fresh-water fishing, bird watching and camping, as well.

And there’s also the Gulf of Mexico, with its beaches, boating and fishing. In short, there’s plenty to like about Pasco County.