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Why Should I Live In Dade City?
There are so many beautiful places in Florida that it is hard to choose just one to buy a home in, right? All the city names, statistics, etc. can make everything seem so overwhelming. Let us help you out a little bit. Sitting about 40 miles northeast of downtown Tampa, Dade City is a fairly small community. The population is just around 7,000 and a lot of retirees live within the city’s limits. The Tampa suburb is known for its low cost of living, antique shops, and its diversity. It even has a pop culture nod (more on that later). Let’s take a closer look at what makes this city a great place to settle down and buy a home. If cost of living is high on your priority list then Dade City is the place for you, whether you are relocating within the state or moving to Florida from elsewhere. You do not have to break the bank to live here. Dade City is ranked by Niche.com as one of the 30 best suburbs in Florida (out of 380) in terms of lowest cost of living. It even ranks in the top 750 nationally out of nearly 7,000 suburbs in that category. But that is only where the accolades start. Dade City was ranked by Niche.com No. 2,107 out of more than 12,000 cities in the country for best place to retire. It ranked in the top third overall of best places to buy a home in America. As far as diversity goes, it ranks as the No. 1 city in Pasco County, the No. 77 city in the state of Florida, and in the top 750 overall in the nation. Dade City’s downtown shopping district is a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. With a mix of national brands as well as mom and pop shops, you need to stop by Main Street whenever you get into town. You also need to stop by the open air Pioneer Florida Museum and Village and the Hugh Embry branch library. Fun fact: Dade City is mentioned in the popular Showtime show Dexter as the place where Dexter’s father lives. Here’s how one resident described the town:
“In Dade City you have a mix of a mostly rural lifestyle with all of the necessities being a short drive away.”
Like many of the cities in this part of Florida, the area came to be known as Dade City because of the railroad. Located just east of an area that was referred to as Fort Dade, the railroad attracted businesses that needed to be close by. The name of the city became official just before Christmas of 1884 and the city was eventually incorporated in the late 1880s. Most residents in Dade City own their own home, so why don’t you add to it and join them? Take a look at the listing's below and be sure to contact us today to explore this lovely Tampa suburb.