Odessa

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Description:

Originating in the 1800’s as a small farming community, the 1880’s brought industry to Odessa in the form of a sawmill and flag station for Atlantic Coastline railroad.  In 1888 Peter Demens (the same man who named St. Petersburg) named Odessa after another city in Russia.  After the depletion of lumber in the 1920’s, the area reverted to its farming heritage until the 1990’s when a focus on residential development made it a perfect bedroom community for the ever expanding Tampa.  This quiet community of over 3,000 people to the north of Tampa now serves as a residential retreat from the congestion of the city.  Wide open spaces with bountiful lakes afford serene landscapes and offer some 1,100 homes varying from reserved condos and townhomes to grand lakefront homes on spacious lots for those looking for plenty of room and a little privacy. The convenience of Starkey Wilderness Park and Brooker Creek Preserve offer a wide variety of outdoor activities to take advantage of the area’s natural splendor. A short and direct commute via the Veterans Expressway is all that separates Odessa from Tampa’s many work and recreational opportunities including downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport and MacDill AFB.

Approximate Number of Homes:

  • Homes: ~ 1,118
  • Population: ~ 3,173
  • Size: 5.3 square miles

Approximate date the Neighborhood was First Developed:

Originating in the 1800’s as a small farming community, the 1880’s brought industry to Odessa in the form of a sawmill and flag station for Atlantic Coastline railroad.  After the depletion of lumber in the 1920’s, the area reverted to its farming heritage until the 1990’s when a focus on residential development made it a perfect bedroom community for the ever expanding Tampa.

Approximate Price Range:

  • Single Family Homes: $48K – $3.75M (Higher priced homes are primarily Water front)
    • Average sold price in last 12 months: $345,061
  • Condos and Townhomes: $50K – $280K
    • Average sold price in last 12 months: $76,753

Schools:

Due to its sprawling nature and the fact that it straddles the Pasco – Hillsborough border, Odessa is served by many public schools including Sickles, JW Mitchell, Sunlake and Steinbrenner High Schools, Seven Springs, Martinez, Walker, Farnell and Rushe Middle Schools and Bryant, Citrus Park, Hammond, Trinity, Longleaf, McKitrick, Northwest and Odessa Elementary Schools. Additionally there are several nearby private schools including: Academy at the Lakes, Cambridge Christian School, Carrollwood Day School, Citrus Park Christian School, Montessori House Day School, Odessa Christian School and Berean Academy

General Community Features:

Parks, picnic areas, pools, tennis courts, boat ramps, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, equestrian facilities, hiking trails, fishing and marine activities

Approximate Distance to:

  • (B) Airport: 14.5 miles (Tampa International Airport)
  • (C) MacDill AFB: 32.8 miles
  • Mall(s):
    • (D) 7.9 miles (Citrus Park)
    • (E) 13.5 miles (The Shops at Wiregrass)
  • (F) Gulf Beaches: 33 miles (Clearwater Beach)
  • (G) Downtown Tampa: 25.2 miles
  • Hospitals:
    • (H) 9.5 miles (St. Joseph’s Hospital North)
    • (I) 26.3 miles (Tampa General Hospital)

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