Wesley Chapel is a Census Designated Place (CDP) near Land O' Lakes, Zephyrhills, and Dade City. It was first settled in the 1840s when the land was given to Edward Boyette Sr., and it humbly began as a sparsely populated place with expansive fields and roaming cattle. As Wesley Chapel entered the 21st century, it began experiencing exponential growth, with shops, malls, and communities popping up everywhere. With the convenience and variety of several restaurants, homes, and shops, what's not to love? Here are some of the elements that make Wesley Chapel a great place to live.
Wesley Chapel has not one, not two, but three malls to choose from! The Wiregrass Mall offers an outdoor setting along with shops such as Dillard's and JCPenney, al fresco dining, and periodic events, including the Fresh Market of Wiregrass, the Crusin' at Wiregrass Car and Truck Show, and the "Symphony In Lights!" at Wiregrass. The recently opened Tampa Premium Outlets is a favorite between locals and visitors. An outdoor mall, it provides a Key West like experience, along with AstroTurf for dogs and an outdoor fire pit to warm up in cold weather. This mall includes shops such as Godiva, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Armani Outlet, and Brooks Brothers. The Grove at Wesley Chapel provides a wide variety of big name brands, such as Best Buy, Michael's, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and several more. The Grove also includes the Grove16 Cobb Theater, showing the newest flicks from Hollywood.
The Restaurants and Cafes
When it comes to dining, Wesley Chapel is chock-full of options to choose from. The dining experience can transport you to Italy, Spain, nJapan, Mexico, India, Thailand, the Mediterranean Sea, and countless other places. Notable examples include the mouthwatering macarons from Le Macaron, the fiery hibachi from Yamato, and the Mexican cuisine from Cantina Laredo.
Wesley Chapel is located near the Florida Hospital of Wesley Chapel.n According to US News, this hospital was rated 4 out of 5 stars by the hospital's patients. This hospital has no visiting hours, and visitors are able to see their patients at any time. The patient rooms are made to ensure the nurses can provide and check on the patients without disturbance. The hospital includes a chapel and healing gardens, available to both visitors of patients and patients themselves, providing a relaxing environment and helping in patients' healing processes. A 50,000 acre Wellness Center is also included, providing educational seminars, state-of-the-art gym equipment, and an indoor aquatics center to keep both guests and patients alike in shape.
While Wesley Chapel is bustling with new development, it still retains a rural feeling. The country feeling is seen through the wandering cattle and the quiet scenery. Unlike the busy city life, Wesley Chapel provides a quieter setting for those who want to get away from it all. Some of the wide fields still remain, going back to the times when Wesley Chapel gave space for several ranchers to expand and grow.
The Hockey Center
Wesley Chapel is home to the largest hockey center in the Southeast. This hockey center offers skating classes, includes the Rinkside Pro Shop that offers skating gear and repairs and has stock for both starters and pros, and ice rinks can be made into dry floors to accommodate for other events, such as dry floor sports and birthday parties. The Top Shelf Sports Lounge provides refreshments after a long day at the rink.
The Multitude of Housing Options
Wesley Chapel boasts a multitude of housing options. The housing options all provide convenient distances away from shops, recreation, and other nearby services. These include housing communities such as Meadow Pointe and Seven Oaks, which provide both houses and apartments. Apartment complexes, such as Enclave at Wesley Chapel and the Bonterra Parc Apartments, provide comfortable living, along with amenities such as gyms and pools. Other communities, such as Lexington Oaks, provide easy access to golfing ranges for those who would like to "take a drive" once in a while. The new Ridge at Wiregrass Ranch is known for its grand and spacious clubhouse, complete with a resort style pool, a water slide, a fire pit, a tennis court, a volleyball court, and much more!