Living in Land O' Lakes
Land O’ Lakes, located in Pasco County, is north of downtown Tampa. It’s also part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida MSA.
The population of the area is a little over 31,000. Land O’ Lakes more than doubled its population in the 1990’s — from 7,800 residents to nearly 21,000, as new housing developments sprouted up throughout the area. During the 2000’s it added over 10,000 more residents. The growth has led to the development of new schools and shopping area.
Land O’ Lakes has also taken in some of the close-by towns, including Denham, Ehren, and Gowers Corner.
There are over 11,000 households in Land O’ Lakes. Nearly 8,300 are families and just over 37% have children under the age of 18. Married couples reside in around 62.5% of the household. Non-families make up 26.2% of the households.
The average household size is 2.75 and the average family size is 3.20. The median age of residents is around 38 years old.
Land O’ Lakes average annual income exceeds that of the rest of Florida. The median household income is $72,500, and the median income for a family tops $81,000.
Land O’ Lakes received its name as the result of a meeting in the community in 1949. The Ehren post office was officially renamed Land O’ Lakes on September 1, 1950. Also, one of Florida’s early tourist attractions, Dupree Gardens called the area home, but it was not yet named Land O’ Lakes at that time.
The schools in the area are run by the Pasco County School District.
There are two high schools, Land O’ Lakes High School and Sunlake High School. Land O’ Lakes has two middle schools, Pine View Middle School and Charles S. Rush. Then there are seven elementary schools: Lake Myrtle Elementary School, Oakstead Elementary School, Pine View Elementary School, Denham Oaks Elementary School, Connerton Elementary School and Sanders Memorial Elementary School.
Land O’ Lakes also has two charter schools — Countryside Montessori and Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes and two private schools — Academy at the Lakes and Land O’ Lakes Christian School.
Things to Do
If you love the outdoors, you’ll find two beautiful Preserves in Land O’ Lakes — Conner Preserve and Cypress Creek Preserve. The parks include many miles of nature trails and you’re likely to see a variety of wildlife, including woodpeckers, wild pigs, armadillo and tortoise. It’s also a great place for birdwatching, as several species of call the preserve home. Many residents also enjoy bicycling, horseback riding, hiking and camping.
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