Wesley Chapel is not quite considered a city of its own but a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida. It only takes up a little more than six square miles of space in Florida, some of which is actually water and not landmass.
Judging by its population, however, one would never suspect that it is not considered a full city; it has more residents than some of Florida’s better-known cities at nearly 45,000 people.
Living in Wesley Chapel
Wesley Chapel is an ideal location for those who want to commute to the city but don’t want to live there: It’s close to major highways like Interstate 275 and Interstate 75. These highways make the 25-mile drive to Tampa fast and convenient.
Wesley Chapel’s population includes over 15,000 households, nearly 12,000 of which are families. A little over 6,000 families had children under the age of 18 residing within the household, so there will be plenty of kids for your own children to make friends with.
The average household size comes out to nearly three people while the average family size in Wesley Chapel came out to a little over three people. There are almost 18,000 housing units in Wesley Chapel.
Schools in Wesley Chapel include the following:
- Chester W. Taylor, Jr. Elementary School
- Sand Pine Elementary School
- New River Elementary School
- Double Branch Elementary School
- Pine View Elementary School
- Thomas E. Weightman Middle School
- John Long Middle School
- Raymond B. Stewart Middle School
- Winegrass Ranch High School
- Wesley Chapel High School
Wesley Chapel is also home to private and charter schools, such as New River Academy, Wesley Chapel Christian School, Saddlebrook Preparatory School and Faith Baptist Academy.
Some fun things to do in Wesley Chapel include perusing The Shops at Wiregrass, playing at match at Harry Hopman/Saddlebrook International Tennis and having a fun, convenient date night at CineBistro.
If you need some time to relax away from the sun, you can spend some time at the Spa at Saddlebrook Resort or Bliss Facial Spa.
While there are many different ways to get acquainted with non-Florida-native wildlife in other parts of the state, you can specifically familiarize yourself with the fowl in Wesley Chapel at Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary.
Wesley Chapel Homes for Sale
Wesley Chapel has over 200 open listings of homes for sale as of early this year. The listings have fluctuated between about 200 to 250 listings over the course of 2015. Wesley Chapel had 50 to 100 closed sales during 2015.
The average price for residences such as condos and townhomes was about $125,000, while the average prices for single-family homes came out to about $225,000.
Most of these affordable homes spent about 50 days on the market, although in extreme cases, homes could spend as much as 125 days on the market. On average, condos and townhomes spend more time on the market than houses do.
Brittany Turner is an experienced real estate agent who is familiar with the Wesley Chapel area. If you’re looking to purchase a home in this census-designated place, she’s the person to call. You can also reach her any time of day at her email address, brittany(at)townchase(dotted)com.
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