Odessa is a community located on the southern border of Pasco County. It is approximately 25 miles northwest of Tampa, and closer to the cities of Tarpon Springs and New Port Richey in the west. Odessa is part of a rapidly developing area with many homes for rent readily available and even more in the process of being built. Its convenient location for commuters, warm weather and proximity to the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico make it a great option for families relocating to Florida.
As Odessa is technically part of the New Port Richey area, it's easy for residents to enjoy all the amenities and activities of neighboring communities like New Port Richey and Trinity. These include numerous local festivals, the area's plethora of natural attractions for those who love the outdoors, numerous shopping and dining opportunities and much more.
Facts for Renters
Despite being an unincorporated community, Odessa dates back to the 1880s. It was founded by Peter Demens, a wealthy Russian immigrant who also established the city of St. Petersburg.
Odessa is largely residential, but in the past decade has seen some industrial development.
Odessa and Trinity are served by the Pasco County Schools district. Six elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools and eight charter schools (for multiple grade levels) are specifically accessible for students in these communities.
Several natural attractions are close by, including the Brooker Creek Nature Preserve and the Lake Rogers County Park trails.