Hudson Real Estate Information

The small town of Hudson hosts only 13,000 residents and was founded in 1878 when Isaac Hudson moved to the uninhabited area and established a post office at what was originally called Hudson’s Landing. When the lumber company Fivay Incorporated began cutting down the local forestry and shipping it by rail to Tampa, the area quickly became populated by employees and their families. Although Fivay went out of business in the 1950s, area developers increased Hudson’s waterfront area to entice new residents to take up property in the area.

Situated thirty-nine miles northwest of downtown Tampa, residents of Hudson tend to work and play either in Hudson itself or in nearby towns and cities. However, its separation from Tampa and other large cities is not so great so as to make such trips cumbersome. Many residents drive into Tampa to shop, especially during the holiday season. Hudson residents find comfort in having their very own health center in town, the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The hospital offers emergency services as well as a number of other procedures.

The Pasco County Schools District provides exceptional public educations to all of the area’s youth. The district currently includes thirteen high schools, eighteen middle schools, and over forty elementary schools sprinkled throughout the county. One of the district’s hallmarks is its promotion of elective coursework in its curriculum. In an initiative that is spreading throughout the district, students are encouraged to take a class that is outside of the normal curriculum, such as culinary arts, information technology, journalism, or art. Hudson High School, Hudson Middle School, Hudson Elementary School, and Northwest Elementary School are the area’s primary institutions.

The Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park was built in the 1960s and is the primary beach for the people of Hudson. During the warmer seasons, residents sun, tan, and frolic on the sandy beaches and refreshing coastal waters. For residents who would prefer to stay dry on land, Veterans Memorial Park and the Arthur F. Engle Memorial Park provide indoor and outdoor sports and recreation centers complete with indoor gymnasiums, baseball fields, and space for other grass sports like soccer, rugby, and baseball. Hudson’s golfers can choose from Links Golf Club, Beacon Woods Golf Club, Meadow Oaks Golf and Country Club, and Seapines Golf Club, all of which are semi-private facilities. At one point, Hudson was proclaimed as the “Gopher Racing Capital of the World.”