Pasco County Real Estate Information

As the 38th-fastest growing county in the United States, Pasco County is home to over 460,000 residents and is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan are alongside Hernando, Hillsborough, and Pinellas Counties. Measuring 868 square miles in area, Pasco County includes the cities of Dade City, New Port Richey, San Antonio, St. Leo, and Zephyrhills, as well as several smaller towns and communities, including Aripeka, Bayonet Point, Beacon Square, Blanton, Crystal Springs, Dade City North, Elfers, Holiday, Hudson, Jasmine Estates, Lacoochee, Land O' Lakes, New Port Richey East, Odessa, Saint Joseph, Shady Hills, Trinity, Wesley Chapel, Wesley Chapel South, Zephyrhills North, Zephyrhills South, and Zephyrhills West.

The county is served by the Pasco County Public Transportation system that offers bus service in West Pasco, Dade City, and Zephyrhills. There are nine routes that pass throughout the county with three of them being in East Pasco and the remaining six in West Pasco. Known by its motto, “Moving people, making progress,” the Pasco Country Public Transportation system also offers paratransit services.

One of Pasco County residents’ favorite parts of living in the region is the exceptional Pasco County Schools District that provides public educations to all of the area’s youth. There are currently twelve high schools with one more campus under construction and set to open in 2010. Additionally, there are eighteen middle schools and over forty elementary schools sprinkled throughout the county. For students in search of higher education close to home, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Saint Leo University, Trinity College of Florida, and Webster College are all located within the county’s boundaries.

The county’s local airport is the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport that was opened in 1943 as air force base to serve the 10th Fighter Squadron which flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield until 1944. Following World War II, the airport was handed over to the local government and it has served the people of Pasco County since. Two 5,000-foot runways receive general aviation operations throughout the year and make Pasco County a favorite place for private pilots with their own planes. Many people from across the sprawling Tampa Bay area come to the airport to base and fly their plane.