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Lutz Florida is located just 25 minutes north of Tampa and is one of the best suburbs with a long history and top-rated schools. Living in Lutz FL you will find the perfect mix of master planned communities and country living. 

The once very rural community was known for the sawmill and a train depot in the early 1900’s. Lutz continued to grow, and an authorized post office was established. Eventually expansion was necessary, and the railroad junction was demolished in the 1960’s. Today you can see a replica of the depot and visit the art gallery that now occupies the original post office building.  

Fast forward to the current day and you can still enjoy parks or numerous biking trails along with a few equestrian trails. According to, Lutz Fl has a population of approximately 23,000 residents and is made up of mostly families and retirees. A contributing factor may be the high safety of the communities and the A- rated schools.

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It’s true, Lutz might be the perfect suburb to capture a slower pace of living, but there are still plenty of things to do in Lutz, Florida.  A local hotspot is Lake Park, which has everything from BMX racing, remote control car tracks, canoeing, and trails you can hike, bike, or even ride a horse! The park offers shelters for picnics or open fields if you want to coordinate a pickup sports game. Take a short drive and you will have an assortment of eateries, lounges, and bars to choose from.

TPC Tampa Bay is an award-winning golf course built by the PGA TOUR. The beautiful setting gives you the feeling of a unique resort with the variety of wildlife and pristine nature. If golf is your ideal activity another great option is the semi-private golf course Club of Cheval. These courses are both nestled in one of the best gated neighborhoods in Lutz. They are known for being a family friendly club with great summer camps and aquatics. Want even more variety, there are 6 more golf courses to choose from in a 5 mile radius. 

If shopping is your favorite way to pass time, some of the surrounding suburbs like Wesley Chapel have great options. Here you will find the Tampa Premium Outlets and The Shops at Wiregrass. Nearby you also have Citrus Park Mall or 20 minutes can get you to the upscale International Mall near the Bucs stadium and the Tampa International airport.


Lutz is populated with established communities that have conservation lots and wooded areas so you can find a very peaceful home with nature, offered in a variety of styles. With so many amazing choices, it can be tough deciding between the best neighborhoods in Lutz. 

Cheval is an affluent award-winning gated community that has everything you could expect from a 5-star neighborhood.  It is home to Cheval Golf and Country Club and TPC Tampa Bay, two of the finest golf courses in Tampa Bay. Cheval also offers its residents fine dining, a luxurious clubhouse, an athletic club and equestrian center and 24 hours security.  

Across the street from Cheval and just down the road from the sought-after Steinbrenner High School, many homebuyers look to Villa Rosa Community for a slightly more affordable option.  Villa Rosa has over 900 homes with a nice variety of styles to choose from.  It has a beautiful community entrance, 3 parks and neighborhood benches that sit along the sidewalks allowing you to take in the nature/pond views.

If large, secluded lots and lakefront living are your preference, then Crenshaw Lakes is an option where every house is unique.  The homes surrounding Lake Crenshaw and Saddleback Lake offer a little slice of Old Florida with mature trees, privacy, nature and of course lakefront sunsets.  It is not uncommon to find homes here sitting on over an acre of land and an added bonus is that there is no HOA/CDD.  

If you prefer newer built homes, you should take a look at Stonebriar, Long Lake Ranch and the Promenade at Lake Park.  All three are very popular communities within Lutz and are fan favorites amongst its residents. 


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While searching for homes in Lutz Florida, you will notice there is a wide variety of homes ranging from townhomes to luxury homes. The Median home sales price in Lutz, Florida was just over $500k in 2022.  With the ever-changing market it is good to know where home prices are headed and with low inventory you have to be first in line.  Contact our team and we can tailor a home search specific to you or you can use our home search tool to search through the current homes for sale in Lutz Florida. 


Lutz is approximately 25 min from the city of Tampa and can take upwards of 45 min in heavy traffic hours. There are three main ways to commute to Tampa. Dale Mabry Hwy, is a 6-lane highway that runs north and south and is peppered with shops, grocery stores, restaurants, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ football stadium. The veteran's expressway is a toll road connecting you to the Tampa International airport or the bridges if you are wanting to check out the beaches. If you are wanting to explore our popular downtown area, I-275 S takes you straight into downtown Tampa and you can visit the Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team.

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Elementary Schools in Lutz

  • Mckitrick Elementary School: Public district, PK-5 | 919 students

  • Schwarzkopf Elementary School: Public district, PK-5 | 632 students

Middle Schools in Lutz

  • Martinez Middle School: Public district, 6-8 | 1,194 students

  • Lutz Preparatory Academy: Public charter, K-8 | 783 students

  • Learning Gate Community School: Public charter, K-8 | 794 students

High Schools in Lutz

  • Steinbrenner High School: Public district, 9-12 | 2,474 students

Designations: PK= Pre School. Schools are based on PUBLIC DISTRICT and CHARTER ONLY. All information above directly from

Are The Schools Good in Lutz, FL?

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The highly desirable suburb of Lutz is just a stone’s throw from the city of Tampa. Find the comfort of being close to the city and things to do but with a spread out, rural setting. If you are thinking about moving to Lutz Fl, please reach out to us. We are happy to be your local resource.

If you are unfamiliar with the area, let our team help you search for homes in Lutz, Florida. We are licensed realtors specializing in the Tampa Bay area with a focus on helping you find the best neighborhood and things to do to match your lifestyle. We look forward to hearing from you.