Wesley Chapel Neighborhoods and Subdivisions
When studying the history of Wesley Chapel in Florida, one would discover that Wesley Chapel was founded by religious ranchers and farmers who owned tons of acreage in the Wesley Chapel area used for farming, hunting, and even moonshine distilling. Yet, those who live or visit the city of Wesley Chapel today wouldn’t have any idea of the city’s history due to its rapid growth of close-knit subdivisions and shopping developments. Essentially, Wesley Chapel is the picture perfect example of a modern-day suburbia. There are many popular housing subdivisions and neighborhoods, already built and currently being built, but here are some of the most popular or distinct in the area:
Best Amenities: Saddlebrook Resort– As one of the oldest yet most prestigious housing developments in the Wesley Chapel area, many give credit to the 480-acre Saddlebrook Resort as the source of Wesley Chapel’s rapid growth in the past few decades. Opened in 1981, the developer wanted Saddlebrook to allow guests and residents to see a different side of Florida. The gated community is home to nature preserves, world-renowned golf and tennis training facilities, restaurants, spas, hotels and even its own school. Saddlebrook has its own unique car-free Walking Village to allow guests to access the amenities without a need for a transportation system. For those who want to live the resort lifestyle, and can afford to, look no further than Wesley Chapel’s Saddlebrook Resort located off of State Road 54.
Most Popular: Meadow Pointe– Among Wesley Chapel’s most expansive master planned communities, Meadow Pointe offers housing styles for all preferences and tastes. Construction began in the 1990s and still continues to expand and build today. This 1,800-acre development host around 8,400 homes, ranging from single story villas to multi-story townhomes to single-family homes. Meadow Pointe is set up as a CDD aka a Community Development District, where there are four of these Community Development Districts within Meadow Pointe known as Meadow Pointe 1, 2, 3, and 4 which each have several subdivisions within the districts. Meadow Pointe families enjoy an array of amenities including two swimming pools, tennis, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, a community clubhouse, and an on-site daycare facility. Meadow Pointe is also home to Double Branch Elementary School, Sand Pine Elementary School, Dr. John Long Middle School, and Wiregrass Ranch High School, as well as Meadow Pointe Christian Academy. The best part of the Meadow Pointe development is its convenient location. Meadow Pointe spans from State Road 54 to State Road 56 and backs up to The Shops at Wiregrass along Bruce B Downs Blvd. You’re also less than a mile away from Interstate 75. Meadow Pointe homes are generally very affordable, with a median home listing price around $225k according to Realty.com.
Up and Coming: Epperson Ranch– One driving along Curley Road in Wesley Chapel several years ago would have never thought the beautiful ranch land they passed would become one of the most state-of-the-art neighborhood developments in all of North America. Epperson Ranch, expected to be completed in Spring of 2018, is one of the most anticipated housing developments in all of Florida. Its location is predicted to have one of the highest land values and economic growth in Pasco County, with its close proximity to great healthcare, schools, and plenty of shopping centers. This 1,700 acre, 1,500 home development is also home to a first of its kind 8-acre man-made lagoon with a sandy beach for recreational use for residents. Epperson Ranch will also host Epperson Ranch Town Center that includes plans for 256 townhouse units, 200 multi-family homes, 209,000 square feet of commercial space, 50,000 square feet of office space, and 100 hotel rooms. Epperson Ranch will also be the first development to be a part of the Connected City infrastructure corridor which provides every resident and business access to ultra-fast wifi access. Homes in Epperson Ranch range from $200-400k. Epperson Ranch is sure to be a popular destination for future Wesley Chapel residents.