Hudson started as a coastal community in the late 1800s, but with the development of the Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater - New Port Richey area (forty miles out from the center of the metropolis), the real estate has been subdivided out into large tracts, where healthy neighborhoods have been built. In other words, Hudson has become an 'exurb' of Tampa - St. Pete. The area has a crime rate less than half of the national average, and is becoming widely known as a bedroom community both near the water and with plenty of golf courses and recreation inside it. Retirees and young couples, empty nesters and sportsmen all have arrived to find a great deal on a home for sale, or rent. Recognizing it as a place much less dense than the average built-up area, full of amenities and low on congestion and traffic. [www.hudsonfla.com]
Hudson now attracts recreation seekers, investors, realtors, vacation home buyers, water lovers, boaters, young couples and families like never before. There are a few identifiable types of houses from different eras in all of the waterfront neighborhoods. The canals were dug in the late 1950's and the oldest houses here are from around 1960. In the early 1980's the government banned building any more waterfront houses on the ground, as per FEMA regulations. So they must now be built on stilts in the air. While this new building style is more expensive, it is striking in result. Some popular neighborhoods include Beacon Woods, Fairway Oaks, Heritage Pines, and Autumn Oaks. A great place for the active adult to enjoy activities such as shuffleboard, ping pong, tennis, horseshoes, and golf. To learn more about Hudson homes for sale or available homes for rent, contact us today.
There are two elementary schools (Northwest Elementary and Hudson west Elementary), one located west of US 19 and one in the school complex on the east of the town, operate here. The High School (Hudson High) and Middle School (Hudson Middle) are also located in the educational complex, and in the far east, down Hudson Ave. Find more information about Hudson Florida Schools.
Most people pass right on through Hudson because from its main street, US 19, it looks unremarkable in comparison to its neighbors, Port Richey, New Port Richey, Holiday, and Tarpon Springs. Yet, once you turn left or right off US 19, you find yourself in a different world from the seemingly endless strip of suburban commercial enterprise you were driving through. West is the waterfront village, and east are the nicely landscaped master-planned communities, such as Beacon Woods. Hudson is a jewel in the rough and recently featured as, nationally, one of the top 3 places in the United States for a vacation home. [www.hudsonfla.com]