Lutz, Florida is a beautiful city just north of the heart of Tampa and is one of the best places in the state to buy a home. Sure it has a great school system, plenty of parks and everything else any quality suburb has to offer. It is a great place to start a family, but you still need a place to relax and unwind after work.
3 Fun Bars In Lutz, Florida
You don’t have to schlep to the big city to find that place, either. There are a handful of great watering holes to enjoy in town, close to home. Let’s take a closer look at three of the best bars in Lutz, Florida that you need to visit tonight:
Jan’s Wines & Boos II
Located at 19233 N. Dale Mabry Highway, this is the first bar you must visit in Lutz. It’s the ultimate neighborhood bar!
They offer a huge selection of wine, liquor and beer (including craft beers). But one of the greatest perks is being able to order food from any of your favorite restaurants and having it delivered there! They also have a package store where you can purchase liquor, beer, cigars and more. They have a jukebox, live music every Friday night, Karaoke on Saturdays and Wednesday dart games that are free to pay if you have a couple drinks.
You don’t want to leave town without giving this place a try.
THE BEST ‘80s BAR IN TAMPA! Oh yeah, you heard that right.
Located at 26252 Wesley Chapel Boulevard, this is the home for ‘80s nostalgia. They have karaoke and trivia nights, bartenders decked out in neon, darts, pool, music videos, membership options and more! Here’s how they describe themselves:
“We specialize in all things 80s! Don’t miss a single night at The Basement. We host ladies nights, trivia, karaoke, and more every week because it’s always 1980 when you step inside our doors. We know how to have a good time!”
You can’t come to Lutz without getting in the way back machine and checking this place out.
House Of Brews
If you find yourself near 17683 N. Dale Mabry Highway, House of Brews is the place for you. The describe themselves as a “local hangout with an amazing selection of beer 30 beers on tap, with continuous, 25 bottled beers, full liquor bar, great wine selection, burgers & other bar classics. This cozy spot has a large patio, live trivia, live music events & TVs showing sports.” Their kitchen is open until midnight every single night and offer healthy options on top of their selection of traditional bar food.
As previously stated, there are not many places in Florida better than Lutz to purchase a house. The majority of residents own their own home, so come make some new friends over some drinks at any of these three places! Contact your realtor today to find out what houses are for sale in the area. Then celebrate your new home with a drink at any of the triumvirate of bars mentioned above.
4 Great Parks To Visit In Lutz, Florida
Lutz, Florida is a wonderful place to call home for you and your family. There are a plethora of positive qualities about the city, including the excellent schools, home values, bars, and so much more. But maybe the best part of Lutz is that it’s in the state of Florida. And one of the best parts of Florida living is all of the outdoor activities easily accessible.
Lutz definitely has its fair share of outdoor fun as well. Here are four parks you need to take the time to see while you are in the city.
Violet Cury Preserve
Violet Cury Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset and is located at 1802 Sinclair Hills Road. You can fish, hike, bird watch and more on this beautiful 160 acre property. Pets are welcome as well.
Here is some of what the preserve has to offer:
“This 160-acre sanctuary contains examples of natural habitats such as pine flatwoods, sandhill, marshes, oak hammock, and Lake Flynn, a freshwater lake, all of which are unique in the community. The 2.25 mile-long hiking trail is an excellent non-strenuous hike.”
Located at 17302 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Lake Conservation Park is a great place to hike, bike and grill. They also have canoe rentals, a boat ramp and a playground. There is a small fee to enter: $2 per vehicle, but you can have up to eight people per vehicle.
Here is what else the park has to offer:
“There’s something for everyone at this large park surrounded by suburban homes. For nature lovers, there are five lakes, cypress swamps, pine flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, and lots of wildlife. Marked wooded pathways are great for hikers, cross-country runners, mountain bicyclists, and equestrians. There’s a fitness trail with workout stations, an archery range, two horse arenas, and opportunities to fish and boat on the lakes. The park has a track for Tampa BMX and radio-controlled car racing.”
Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve
Located at 18102 Ramblewood Road, the 1,111 acre preserve is open sunrise to sunset and features a paved bike trail, picnic facilities and more. According to Southwest Florida Water Management, Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve “is the largest area of contiguous natural habitat remaining in northwest Hillsborough County.”
Here’s how the preserve is described:
“This property includes a mosaic of forested swamps, floodplains and low-lying uplands. The uplands include pine flatwoods, xeric oak hammocks, and mixed hardwood and pine prairies.”
Carolyn Meeker Dog Park
Last but not least is Carolyn Meeker Dog Park and Nature Trail. If you are a dog owner, this is the place to take your furry friend(s). There are different areas for small and large dogs, places to wash your dogs, water fountains for people and pups and so much more. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and is unstaffed. It is located on 122 1st Avenue SW.
3 Lutz Shops You Must Go To
Living in Lutz, Florida is like a dream come true for many of its residents. Lutz is home to a quality school system, plenty of parks and some of the best bars in the state. It is also close enough to Tampa that residents can get all the benefits that a big city has to offer while still living in their own little slice of suburbia.
All of the above makes Lutz one of the 30 best suburbs to live in the state of Florida, according to Niche.com. It’s a hot destination for home buyers so be sure to contact your realtor to find out what houses are for sale!
One of the nice perks of living in Lutz that was not mentioned above are the specialty shops in town. Let’s take a look at three Lutz shops you must visit:
Located at 18469 N US Highway 41, E.L.L.A. Boutique has a little bit of everything you need. It has gifts for weddings, housewarming parties, and the holidays, just to name a few. It also has a fine selection of jewelry, home decor and so much more. Plus, it is rated 5 stars on Yelp! Here’s how they describe themselves:
“E.L.L.A. Gift Boutique is a locally owned and operated gift shop dedicated to helping you find the perfect accent to enhance your home’s decor or that unique piece of jewelry you have been searching for.”
The Room Exchange
If you are into consignment stores, there is no better place in Lutz or the area surrounding it than The Room Exchange. It is the largest consignment store in Pasco County and is rated 5 stars on Yelp. They are located at Willow Bend Towne Ctr (23046 SR 54), are open seven days a week and even have an online showroom.
Here’s how the shop is described:
“Whether you need one piece of furniture, or a room full, we offer a variety of different styles to meet all of your decorating needs. Don’t see what you want in our showroom? We also offer an affordable custom design service for the hard-to-furnish rooms in your home. We gladly accept pre-owned furniture and home décor. Our inventory also consists of many pieces from model homes and retail furniture close-outs.”
You must make an effort to stop here while you are in Lutz.
Under The Sun
If you’re looking for something a little different, look no further than Under The Sun. Their motto is “clothing for the free spirit” and they have a wide selection of clothing from resort wear to jewelry to tropical clothing and more. The owner, Renee, says “Everyday is a new day, every customer is looking for something different. It is an honor to provide a fun and interesting place for them to enjoy finding a new look to freshen their wardrobe.”
The shop is located at 1703 Dale Mabry Highway and has been in business for about three decades!
Like Golf? You’ll Love Lutz
Are you a golf enthusiast? Thinking about moving to Florida or relocating from elsewhere in the state? There are a plethora of reasons why Lutz is a great place to purchase a home, but there may be no better place in the Tampa area when it comes to quality, conveniently located golf courses.
Let’s take a closer look at three of the best golf courses to play that are located inside or close to Lutz.
Cheval Golf & Country Club
Cheval Golf & Country Club is rated by USA Today as the fourth best golf course in the Tampa area. The semi-private club is located at 4312 Cheval Boulevard. Here’s how 10Best described the course:
“The course itself is carved out of a cypress forest and is practically surrounded by trees. The course can play long, so make sure to choose the right tees as this course can be difficult. Each 9 has plenty of challenges with dog-legs and plenty of water and sand that can come into play.”
This is the first course you have to play when you come to town. If you’re up for a more challenging endeavor, check out the next place on this list.
TPC of Tampa Bay
This is quite possibly the toughest course to play in the state of Florida. Rated as the second best course in the Tampa area by USA Today, TPC of Tampa Bay will certainly be a big challenge for even scratch golfers.
Located inside of Lutz, this course is also one of the most expensive in the area. Here’s how 10Best described the course:
“Because of its pedigree, a round of golf here is on the expensive side. The 6,800 yards from the TPC tees doesn’t quite tell the tale of a course that weaves in and out of wetlands, woodlands, and lakes. Although a relatively flat course, many of the greens have considerable drop-offs so a missed shot will have you chipping back on.”
Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
A 30-minute drive northeast of Lutz, Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club is located at 12900 Lake Jovita Boulevard in Dade City. There are two different courses and even rentable villas at the 18th hole. The course has the feel of one in the Carolinas. Here’s how 10Best described the course:
“This is the hilly section of Tampa Bay and the elevation changes have been used for dramatic effect on the course. A visit to Lake Jovita offers a lot of perks, from curb-side service to free practice balls for the driving range to the conveniently located coolers in the golf carts.”
This course is rated as No. 3 in the Tampa area by USA Today and its terrain is quite unique compared to all of the others in the area. Don’t come to Lutz without making the short drive up to Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club.
It is hard to find a better location than the Tampa, Florida area when it comes to sports, and it’s tough to find a better place for golf than Lutz. Lutz is rated by Niche.com as one of the 30 best suburbs to live in the state of Florida. Contact Team Z today to see what houses are available in the city. Then, grab your clubs.
We think you’ll agree, Lutz, FL is a great place to live!