Wesley Chapel area was originally called Double Branch for the area’s twin creeks, the community was named for the Baptist church that stood on the northwest corner of SR 54 and Boyette Road. A popular nickname for the area was “Gatorville.” Since 2000, this area has grown rapidly. It is part of the Tampa Bay Area metro (approximately 17 miles or 22 minutes).
Back in the mid 1800’s Edward Boyette Sr. and his sons settled on the land known as Double Branch – it was land granted to them during the Armed Occupation Act. As the area became more settled, a Methodist chapel was built, and the area became known as Wesley before becoming Wesley Chapel in 1887.
As in much of the East Pasco area, turpentine stills and lumber were among the first industries of the area. Cattle ranching, hog farming and the citrus industries were also thriving in the early days.
It is interesting to note that the first major road of the area was the Denham-Dade City Road, what today we call State Road 54. It’s nick name was the “2-2-20” road – why? It is said that the od times said it took two years to build, 2 years to wear out and 20 years to pay for it. Sound familiar?
Explore Wesley Chapel/New Tampa
The area has easy access to upscale shopping and gourmet restaurants at The Shops at Wiregrass or Tampa Premium Outlets, catch a movie at CinéBistro, or spend your day hitting the greens at a nearby golf course. Plus, everyday conveniences like banks, grocery stores, medical facilities including the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and some of the top rated schools in Tampa are all only minutes away.
New Home Communities
Contact East Pasco Living – Certified New Home Specialists – Call at 813-715-2859 or email email@example.com. Discover East Pasco Living in Sunny Florida Today! Your New Home Partners can assist with all your real estate needs. Local Realtors® with Local Knowledge and Local Experience
All information is deemed accurate but is subject to change. #EastPascoLiving
Interested in building a home in East Pasco Florida? Let’s chat! firstname.lastname@example.org 813-715-2859
Be On The Lookout For These Potential Problems In The Bathroom Virtual tours are more popular than ever. And while you can definitely get a sense of the look and feel of a home over video, there are certain details (and potential issues!) that you might miss—especially in the bathroom. A recent article from realtor.com outlined bathroom…
Summerfield in Dade City has No CDD, Low HOA and is on 1/3 acre lots.
One of the questions we get frequently is “How much money do I really need to purchase a home”? It may not be what you think. Each loan type changes the number, the lender you choose changes the number, and even the location of the home changes the number. There is not a defined answer…
Did you miss the grand opening of Park Meadows? NO CDD Fees in this new community by Ryan Homes!. New schools and surrounding growth make this new community a must see.Located off Old Pasco Road (conveniently located west of I-75 with easy access to the coming soon entrance ramp off of Overpass road) the home…
Avalon Park West announces new Builder in a new community. DR Horton and Avalon Park West just announced that DR Horton will be building 1000 homes in the new community of Westgate Village at Avalon Park West to include both townhomes and single family homes. Ground breaking tentatively scheduled for Spring 2021. The single family…