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Official Community Guide & Business Directory 2017

www.DadeCityChamber.org

OFFICIAL

COMMUNITY

GUIDE &

BUSINESS

DIRECTORY

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Where to Retire Magazine” recognized Dade

City for its easygoing lifestyle, majestic oaks

and rolling hills and is noted for the warmth

and friendliness of its townspeople. Along

with these accolades, the National Arbor Day

Foundation recognized the town as a Tree

City USA community. Dade City displays slow

southern charm with friendly people ready to

lend a helping hand. It is proud of its heritage

and committed to preserving the past, yet is

moving confidently into a promising future.

SAN ANTONIO,

was founded in 1881, is

proud of its City Park located in the scenic

“Town Square”. The city also maintains

McMullen Park, on the shore of Lake Jovita.

The city is growing, yet a small town

atmosphere prevails. Many visitors crowd

the city during the famous annual Rattlesnake

Festival held in the fall.

THE TOWN OF ST. LEO,

incorporated in

1891, is the beautiful setting for Benedictine

Sisters of Florida, Saint Leo Abbey and Saint

Leo University. The Pasco County Sheriff and

the Fire Department provide public safety ser-

vices to its population of approximately 1,000.

SAINT JOSEPH,

located on Pasco County

Road 578 just 5 miles west of Dade City, is a

THE COMMUNITIES OF

tranquil place where generations of families

have lived on land homesteaded by their

forefathers. It has remained basically

unchanged in the 100 plus years since

the Catholic immigrants arrived to explore

the countryside. Here in this tiny community

nestled in the lush rolling hills of east

Pasco, Kumquats are at least a semi-serious

business. In fact this hamlet is the

self-proclaimed “Kumquat Capital of the

world.” It boasts the greatest acreage of this

appetizing little member of the citrus family.

Shipping begins early in November for the

holiday trade. The Greater Dade City Chamber

of Commerce hosts the Annual Kumquat

Festival® the last Saturday of January. This

festival has been selected as one of Southeast

Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events.

For more information on the festivities

visit

www.kumquatfestival.org

.

The Greater Dade City area also includes

the rural communities of

TRILBY, DARBY,

LACOOCHEE

and

BLANTON.

Because of its

proximity to northeastern Pasco County, the

residents of

RIDGE MANOR

also consider

themselves part of the greater Dade City area

and utilize many of the services it offers.