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Westchase is an up market community in Hillsborough County in Florida. It is a fairly new urbanization, having been established in 1991. It is comprised of 18 separate main neighborhoods, some of which are further subdivided into smaller villages, making a total of 29 separate neighborhoods.
Westchase is located east of Oldsmar and west of Citrus Park. Town 'n' Country is south of Westchase. The Veteran's Expressway passes the community to the east. Tampa Bay Downs horse racing track is situated on the outskirts, along Racetrack Road.
Westchase is just 20 minutes from Tampa airport, which is accessed via the Veteran's Expressway. Westchase is also conveniently close to Tampa Westchase and to St. Petersburg. There are numerous beaches on the Tampa Bay inlet of the Gulf of Mexico within 30 minutes drive of Westchase, many of them reachable in even shorter times. The Westshore Business District is also about half an hour's drive from Westchase.
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Westchase homes and the area in general all comply with a master plan, making for a very attractive place to live. Each of the neighborhoods strongly encourages residents to take an active part in issues that affect the local community. Each has its own mini-government that is charged with maintaining the ambience of its own area.
According to the 2010 census, the population of Westchase was over 21,000 inhabitants. This figure is almost double the population recorded in 2000. There are 3,478 Westchase homes in total. Amenities in the town include two swimming and tennis centers, gyms, picnic areas, sports fields and two playgrounds. There are retail outlets, banks, cafes and restaurants in the Westchase neighborhood centers. There are three major shopping malls located conveniently to the town, namely International Plaza, Westfield Westshore Plaza, and Westfield Citrus Park.
Westchase homes include townhouses, condominiums, apartments, traditional Florida-style houses, and single family homes. Westchase home values range from approximately $150,000 up to around $850,000.