Northdale is considered one of Tampa’s best places to raise a family. It gets its name from a combination of its location of North Hillsborough and Dale Mabry, the major road that runs straight from north Tampa to south Tampa. Northdale is one of Tampa’s northern most communities that doesn’t extend into Pasco county.

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Located 20 miles northwest of downtown, Northdale has grown into a tranquil, safe place to raise a family. It is bordered by Lutz to its north, and Carrollwood to the south.  The massive 1,300-acre community was originally purchased as a ranch and worked as a dairy farm and has become a great place to raise a family for so many reasons. 

Knowing what to do in a new town can be the difference in making the right choice when picking where to live.  Northdale was always designed to give its residents plenty to do.

The Bob Sierra YMCA, which is part of the original ranchland is the centerpiece of Northdale’s community involvement.  Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility are the core principles of the YMCA and that has spilled into the whole community.  The land for the YMCA was part of a donation by the Ragg Family to enhance the community feel of the neighborhood and give residents access to a place for wellness and community outreach.

With walking/biking paths and interconnected neighborhoods, Northdale has a small town feel with the resources of a big city.  With the addition of Northdale Park and Recreation Center residents can enjoy even more opportunity to get outside.

Northdale Park and Recreation Center is a community park with activities for kids, teens, adults and seniors.  The Rec Center has instructor led classes, and is a popular spot for basketball and pickleball players.  They have a very unique program for seniors that brings people from all over the county.

SOAR or Seniors Outdoor Active Recreation is a program where staff take members off the beaten path with guided hikes and other outdoor activities.  AAYA Cheerleading and AAYA Dance are just two programs offered for kids but the courts are always full of pick up basketball games so there’s constantly something going on. 

Northdale Golf and Tennis Club is nestled in the back of the community and is an idyllic setting for raising a family.  The award winning 18-hole championship course was designed by legendary golf architect Ron Garl, and is used by locals and visitors and features an unspoiled native Florida terrain.  Along the holes you will get the view of natural spring fed lakes and Cypress trees intermingled with beautiful homes. 

Some of Tampa’s best schools are located in Northdale and many residents move to the area specifically with education in mind.  A beautiful place to raise a family, be a young professional or move into retirement.