Lutz, Florida is located in both Pasco and Hillsborough County. Lutz is a community that grew rapidly in the late 1940's and 1950's thanks in part to town boosters. In 1948, its proximity to Tampa was a distinct advantage: "The phenomenal growth of the Lutz area is due to its friendly community, it's beautiful lakes, its civic and church life and its location so close to the metropolis of Tampa that it offers every pleasure of country life yet has the advantages of the city." The city of Lutz while seemingly offering a small town feeling, is also large enough to offer its own post office, libraries, and fire station. If a true small town, down home feel is what you are in search of, then finding that next home to buy or rent in Lutz is a prime location to purchase real estate.
When you visit Lutz Florida, you'll be reminded of simpler times. Lutz was first put on the map when a young engineer by the name of William P. Lutz, from West Virginia built a sawmill in the area and later connected two railroad lines at what became known as "Lutz Junction." Today, the old Lutz train depot at US 41 on the north side of Lutz Lake Fern Road, stands a replica of the original. Also along US 41 are mom and pop type businesses, including a few BBQ restaurant that gives new meaning to down home cooking.
Besides the old town look and feel, Lutz also is home to Chavel, one of the top rated golf communities in the area. In addition, if you are fortunate enough during the spring and fall months when the skies are clear and calm you might catch a hot-air balloon club launching on a Sunday morning. To learn more about Lutz homes for sale or available homes for rent, contact us today.
Lutz Florida is home to an abundant of both public and Private schools within its community. Lutz high schools include Sunshine Youth Services, and Learning Gate Community High, and it's elementary and middle schools include Martinez Middle, McKitrick Elementary, Denham Oaks Elementary, Lutz Elementary, Maniscalco Elementary, and Schwarzkopf Elementary. Find more information about Lutz Florida Schools.
Lutz Florida runs along the northwestern portion of Hillsborough County and extends into Pasco County where it meets Land O' Lakes. Businesses located on the north side of State Road 54 are considered Lutz while businesses on the south side of SR 54 are considered Land O' Lakes. Lutz extends southward until it runs into Tampa right around SR 41 and Bearss Avenue.