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Welcome to Odessa 

Small town appeal, wide open spaces, city amenities, and an active equestrian community

Located just 30 minutes from Tampa, Odessa is a small suburb in Pasco County. The picturesque landscapes of lakes, wooded areas, and open spaces make it the ideal place for nature lovers. The area is known for its active equestrian culture. You’ll find horseback riding trails, stables, and events that cater to owners, riders, and other horse enthusiasts. Facilities, trails, and events that cater to horse enthusiasts. Odessa’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, and the beaches means residents also have access to water activities. And with Florida’s warm and sunny weather, you can enjoy outdoor activities year-round.

There are a number of established communities and upscale neighborhoods in Odessa featuring luxury homes and large estates. Grey Hawk at Lake Polo is a private gated community with spacious single-family. The elegant architecture features a Romantic Greek style surrounded by waterfall installations and a butterfly garden. Ivy Lake Estates, Tuscano at Sunset, and Ashley Lakes are other highly sought-after neighborhoods.


What to Love

  • The suburban atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle
  • An active equestrian culture
  • Beautiful natural scenery and outdoor recreation
  • Proximity to Tampa and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Luxury homes in exclusive neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

Odessa’s lifestyle is centered around suburban living balanced with outdoor recreation and a tight-knit community. Surrounded by green spaces, lakes, and equestrian trails, residents love to take advantage of a more active lifestyle. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, you’ll find a more relaxed atmosphere and small-town appeal in Odessa while still having the comfort and convenience of a big city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

A local favorite, The Melting Pot is a popular chain and fondue restaurant. The casual, communal-style seating is perfect for sharing the heated dipping pots. Choices include a variety of cheese, broth, and chocolate. They serve a four-course menu you can customize any way you want. It includes cheese fondue, salad, entrée, and chocolate.

Located at Starkey Ranch Town Square, E Sushi Odessa is a Japanese restaurant with an extensive menu. In addition to fresh sushi and creative rolls, they serve teriyaki, Hibachi, udon, katsu, and tempura. The laid-back setting is great for business lunches, friendly get-togethers, family gatherings, and casual dates.

For American fare, The Fountain Vue at Heritage Springs serves comfort food and popular favorites. There’s a more formal dining room, a casual lounge, and a bar. They are highly rated for delicious food, friendly service, and ambient atmosphere. 

For a social night out, Big Storm Brewing Co. serves a wide variety of craft beers on tap. Their Odessa taproom is home to their sour beer production facility. They specialize in sour flavors as well as some beer creations you won’t find anywhere else. They host trivia nights, morning yoga sessions, and their ever-popular Oktoberfest celebration.

Things to Do 

With abundant green spaces, you can take advantage of Odessa's outdoorsy and active lifestyle. Keystone Park & Recreation Center has sports facilities, including basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts. There's also a playground and picnic shelters. The recreation center specializes in summer camps and after-school programs. The park features a veteran's memorial, and a walkway leads to the Austin Davis Library.

For water activities, Lake Dan Nature Preserve is a 1,100-acre preserve with two lakes and freshwater marshes. There's a 2.5-mile roundtrip hike around Lake Dan, plus a 5.6-mile equestrian trail. The preserve also features picnic areas amidst pine flatwoods and cypress swamps.

Numerous parks and trails cater to Odessa's equestrian community. Northwest Equestrian Trail is a trail and conservation park. The trail is horse and pedestrian-friendly. The natural setting provides a scenic atmosphere for horseback riding and hiking.

For golf enthusiasts, Heritage Harbor Club House has a par-72, 6,900-yard course. They offer lessons for beginners, and there's a state-of-the-art practice facility for those looking to improve their game. 

Overview for Odessa , FL

7,682 people live in Odessa , where the median age is 40.9 and the average individual income is $41,675. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Odessa , FL

Odessa  has 2,662 households, with an average household size of 2.89. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Odessa  do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,682 people call Odessa  home. The population density is 1,432.09 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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