Today I spent the day with a clients relocating to Tampa, FL more specifically the Land O Lakes area. They had been to the Tampa bay area for vacation year after year, and loved it here in the Land O Lake area. As the last month of their working career was coming to a close, they realized it was time to kick their home search into high gear. They called me to help them find their Florida home, after they saw my use of video, and the services I offer to my relocation clients.
Since they had not moved in 35 years, and realized that our market here in the Tampa Bay area was much different than it was in Tennessee, they did was most buyers do, search the web for an area or a neighborhood that they had previously driven through and fallen in love with Lake Padgett Estates and Lake Padgett Estate East. Like most buyers, they didn't realize that these are 2 completely different neighborhoods. Lake Padgett Estates East has the access to all of the amenities like:
- the Clubhouse
- Swimming Pool
- Basketball court
- Volley ball
- Tennis court(s)- 9 lighted courts
- Soccer Field
- Racquet Ball
- Fitness center
- Recreation Center
- Picnic areas
- Track for jogging / Walking
- Doggie Park
- Manager for HOA
- Lady Janes Restaurant
- Member Lounge with pool tables and more
- HOA fees of $36 per month / $72 every 2 months
Here is a Video Walk thru for the community Lounge at Lake Padgett Estates East.
The other side of Lake Padgett Estates has
- Access to the ski lakes
- Boat launch
- 5 small Parks throughout
- Horse Stables and Riding Trail
- Optional HOA fees of $25 per year
It is approximately 775 acres with 1,059 single family homes in Land O Lakes, FL.
Lake Padgett Pines A.K.A. Eagle Island
This area is a little hidden gem with no thru traffic.
It has Deed Restrictions, and a few small common areas a Park, playground, access to wooded nature cypress creek preserve, and HOA Fees of only $71 per year!
Lake Padgett Estates South
Was one of the 1st sections of the original Lake Padgett, however its separated and has no amenities deed restrictions etc.
A little more about its history and the reason why Lake Padgett can be 1 of 4 different neighborhoods or communities.
The design for Lake Padgett Estates (LPE) was conceived in the late 1960’s by Developer DeCarr Covington who owned the property. Covington Properties was formed to develop the areas currently known as Lake Padgett Estates, Lake Padgett Estates South, and Lake Padgett Estates East. The scope of the development was so large that Covington Properties began by developing the area in smaller subdivision sections. In the end, the area now known as Lake Padgett Estates contained 21 smaller subdivisions.
At the time of Lake Padgett Estates’ development, Homeowners' Associations regulated by the Florida Statutes did not exist and a volunteer Civic Association was formed to assist the residents in managing the subdivision. By the time Lake Padgett Estates East (LPE East) was under development, the Florida Statutes recognized the need for Homeowners’ Associations and their regulation. The area known as LPE East was also developed using a Road and Bridge District and Water and Sewer District. The area known as Lake Padgett Estates South does not have a Homeowners' Association but is part of the Road and Bridge District as well as the Water and Sewer District. (Please note that Lake Padgett Estates has County maintained roads and is on individual wells and septic tanks.) Ultimately, Mr. Covington experienced financial difficulty and defaulted on his many projects.
The Lake Padgett Estates Civic Association decided to form a Municipal Services Taxing Unit under the Florida Statutes to manage the recreational facilities within their boundaries. Pasco County accepted the recreation properties and formed an Advisory Board. In 1999 a few residents discovered the properties were not securely held for the sole benefit of Lake Padgett Estates residents and after many meetings with the County it was agreed that the residents should seek a special district through the Florida Legislature.
In 2006, the MTSU was dissolved and the Governor approved Florida Senate House Bill Number 479 establishing Lake Padgett Estates Independent Special District (LPEISD). Lake Padgett Estates ISD today is comprised of approximately 775 acres with 1,059 residents in Land O Lakes, Florida (Pasco County).
Through the years there have been many forms of communication with the residents, this website being the newest version. The first newsletter was the Lake Padgett Log which was followed up with the Pony Ex-Press published monthly by the Lake Padgett Estates Riding Club in the 1980’s and the Lake Padgett Ski Line published monthly by the Lake Padgett Ski Club also in the 1980’s.
Charles Rutenberg Realty