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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.
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,
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.
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
The Greater Dade City area also includes
the rural communities of
Because of its
proximity to northeastern Pasco County, the
themselves part of the greater Dade City area
and utilize many of the services it offers.