Where is Wesley Chapel, Florida?Originally called Double Branch for the area’s twin creeks, the community was named for the Methodist chapel that stood on the northwest corner of SR 54 and Boyette Road. A popular nickname for the area was “Gatorville.”
History of Wesley Chapel
Since 2000, Wesley Chapel has grown rapidly. Newcomers from in and out of state have populated new communities such as the Enclave at Wiregrass Apartments, Preserve at Quail Woods, Estancia at Wiregrass, The Ridge, Saddlewood, Brookside, Bridgeview, Watergrass, Villages of Wesley Chapel, Seven Oaks, Country Walk, Meadow Pointe, Chapel Pines, Bridgewater, Northwood, Saddlebrook and Lexington Oaks and more.
Wesley Chapel has been a major catalyst in the rapid growth of Pasco County, the 38th fastest-growing county in the nation. State Road 56 runs through the heart of Wesley Chapel and Wiregrass and is currently slated to extend east from its current terminus to a terminus at US 301 in Zephyrhills. Wesley Chapel was also listed as one of the “8 boomtowns of 2008” by the Gadberry Group’s annual list. Wesley Chapel has a new hospital called Florida Hospital at Wesley Chapel, and Pasco-Hernando State College’s latest campus, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch. For more about the area, check out the recent news.
Who contributes to this website?
Residents of Wesley Chapel. Many of our stories are sent in via the “Submit a Story” link, our Facebook Page, or via regular email. As of now, we are all volunteers with no salary or hourly pay. For more on how you can help, read on.
Who Pays for this Website?
Advertisers. Running a website of this size is not cheap, but thanks to the help of advertisers and sponsors that we advertise for on this website we are able to keep it going.
Can I get a job with the Wesley Chapel Community Website?
Yes, in a way. We do not offer any paid positions, and all contributors are currently volunteers. If the website ever reaches a point where profits are high enough to justify paid positions, they may be offered at that time. As of now, we are seeking more volunteers to take photos, send stories, tip us on news, etc. If you are a photographer or writer, we would be glad to publish links to your business in exchange for you help with this website! If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected]