Lutz, Florida Real Estate and Community Info.

Lutz, Florida Real Estate and Community Info.

Lutz, pronounced "Loots," was first inhabited by Native Americans. Spaniards arrived in the 16th century, attracted by the area's water supply, wild game and camping sites. Soon after, other Europeans followed and began settling in the area. The first established settlement was a Catholic mission let by a Luxembourg priest named Francis Xavier A. Stemper. The group added a post office, church, school and cemetery, and Lutz began to take shape.

The city received its name after the railroad entered the picture. An engineer named William P. Lutz named the station north of Stemper after himself, and later the name was given to the city itself. Lutz retains small-town charm while being within easy driving distance of Tampa, making Lutz, Florida real estate very popular. Its population as of 2007 was just shy of 20,000 people.

Shopping and Dining

There are plenty of local businesses that cater to residents, including the Best Little Hair House in Land o' Lakes, which offers professional hair and nail services for those needing a break from their busy shopping outings, and The Barking Lot, a full-service, all-breed kennel, where shoppers can let their dogs play while they are out and about in town. Lady K Bridal offers wedding gowns, Baby on the Grow is a family-owned and operated baby boutique, and Doggie Cakes offers high-quality, homemade treats for four-legged friends. Most shops and businesses are within easy access of much Lutz’s real estate, making it easy to run quick errands or spend an enjoyable day shopping and walking around town.

There are plenty of dining opportunities in Lutz as well, including cafes, diners and restaurants serving international cuisine. Try Bendetto's Italian restaurant, Amici Pizza and Deli, or Splash An Ocean Grill. There is also Hot Rods Country Barbecue, Rosa's Cafe and the Mari Posa Mexican Grille.

Parks and Recreation

Many Lutz residents and visitors enjoy golfing at one of the city's golf courses, including the TPC of Tampa Bay, Cheval Golf and Country Club, or the Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club. Others enjoy a quiet, relaxing afternoon at Mrs. Tea's Garden Tearoom, which offers such entertainment as gingerbread house decorating classes and Tea with Mrs. Claus and Bud the Elf during the holiday season. Others can enjoy paintball at Jungle Games Paintball, yoga at the Peaceful Lotus, or a quiet day of reading at the Lutz Branch Library. The city is also home to several neighborhood parks that offer playgrounds, picnic areas and even barbecue pits. There are also plenty of places to hike, bike and walk.


Lutz, Florida real estate is attractive because of the city's average temperatures, including a winter low of about 50 degrees and a summer high of 90. The city has a higher-than-average amount of sunshine, making it an ideal year-round community for many residents. The estimated median house or condo value in Lutz in 2009 was $224,623, and the cost of living in the city is slightly less than the national average. Some of the most common occupations in the city include sales representatives, supervisory jobs, management occupations and top executives. Others work as electrical equipment specialists, computer specialists and engineers, to name a few. More than 34 percent of adult residents have a bachelor's degree or higher, and more than 62 percent are currently married. Tampa is less than 12 miles away, making it easy to take quick trips to the larger city. Many also enjoy the close proximity to attractions like Disney's Animal Kingdom, Fort Cooper State Park and the Lake Manatee State Park.

Schools, Health and Transportation

There are seven colleges and universities within 23 miles of most Lutz, Florida real estate. These include the University of South Florida, Everest University, the University of Tampa and Hillsborough Community College. The Learning Gate Community School offers curriculum that focuses on academic excellence as well as community service and environmental responsibility. Other public and private schools include the Center Academy, Martinez Middle School, Hand In Hand Academy and more.

Hospitals in the area include the University Community Hospital within 5 miles of the city center, the Tampa VA Medical Center about 7 miles away, and the Florida Hospital of ZephyrHills, which is about 8 miles away. All offer acute care services. Transportation in the city includes the Geraci Airpark Airport, the Lake Bird Heliport and St. Joseph's Hospital North Heliport. There are also three Amtrak stations within 18 miles of the city. Lutz has easy access to Interstates 75 and 275 and Florida highways 41, 54, 56 and 597.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (813) 739-5965 if you're thinking of selling, (813) 739-5925 if you're thinking of buying, or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.


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Nathan Bangs
Keller Williams Realty
3502 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa FL 33609
For Buyers: 813-739-5925
For Sellers: 813-739-5965
Fax: 813.875.3701