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Welcome to Central Pasco County, Florida. . .

Central Pasco County provides a perfect blend of leisurely, country living with all the conveniences and necessities usually found in a metropolitan area. Housing several major shopping centers complete with national chain stores, numerous specialty stores and with many dining choices, Central Pasco is a community in sync with Florida's growth.

Located just north of Hillsborough County, Central Pasco is now becoming the choice suburb of the Tampa Metropolitan area, offering city workers and their families an escape to clean country living. The area encompasses the communities of Shady Hills, Gowers Corner, Quail Hollow, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Odessa, and Land O'Lakes.

Central Pasco County is the ideal location for firms engaged in light manufacturing. It is also well suited for companies seeking major distribution and warehouse centers. Institutions, such as the Saddlebrook Corporate Center have found this to be a favorable location. There are several private airfields in the area and the world famous Tampa International Airport is just 25 minutes away.

Because of its strategic location, the Pasco County government offices as well as the Pasco County School Board Administration, and fire, emergency and law enforcement agencies are based in the Central Pasco area.

Education plays an important role in the quality of life in Central Pasco. Land O' Lakes boasts a large modern high school that offers academic and vocational programs on a 100acre campus, with activity center and lighted athletic park. In addition to excellent public and private schools there are several colleges nearby: the University of South Florida is 15 minutes away; St. Leo College, 16 minutes away; the University of Tampa, 25 minutes; Pasco -Hernando Community College; and Hillsborough Community College, is just 20 minutes away.

Central Pasco boasts numerous lakes providing fishing, boating and plenty of water sports for its residents and for the saltwater enthusiast the Gulf of Mexico lies only 30 miles to the west.

The pristine beauty of this casual community combined with its accessibility to the city make Central Pasco an ideal location for the progressive family or retiree seeking a friendly community to call home. Visit the Central Pasco County Chamber of Commerce online