Oldsmar Real Estate Information

The 12,000-person city of Oldsmar has a history dating back to 1913 when automobile guru Ransom E. Olds, the creator of Oldsmobile, purchased a significant portion of land in the area. It wasn’t until the latter half of the century that explosive growth brought thousands of people to Oldsmar in addition to the construction of several different developments and projects. The spark of new establishments also brought a fair number of retailers into the area as well as started a new hotels and tourism industry. As part of the new wave of industry introduced recently to Oldsmar was the creation of Nielsen Media Research’s production headquarters as well as the main offices of the children’s charity Kids Wish Network.

Currently underway is a revitalization, renewal, and growth of the downtown area which will hopefully bring back the “old Florida” feel back to the city. The heart of Oldsmar hosts a number of community-wide events that annually celebrate community milestones and accomplishments. The Oldsmar Days and Nights event invites residents and visitors to take part in parades, car shows, and carnival rides for a week of family-friendly fun and enjoyment.

Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racetrack is located on the eastern edge of Oldsmar and was opened originally in 1926 and has since held thoroughbred horse racing during the track racing season that lasts from December through May. The one-mile dirt oval has long been famous for being the only thoroughbred race track on Florida’s western coast and is a popular weekend attraction. The primary golfing areas serving the Oldsmar community include East Lake Woodlands Golf and Country Club to the northwest and Westchase Golf Club to the east.

A number of intriguing community parks and recreational areas adds value to the daily life of most Oldsmar residents. Cypress Forest Park, R.E. Olds Park, Bicentennial Park, Canal Park Sports Complex, Sheffield Park, Harbor Palms Nature Park and Estuary Preserve, Richard B. Rogers Park, Oldsmar BMX Park, Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve, and Veterans Memorial Park are just a few of the many great facilities that allows residents to exercise and play.