Proud Heritage - Promising Future
Incorporated in 1889, Dade City is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Eastern Pasco County.
Dade City is the county seat of Pasco County. The main focal point in the heart of downtown is the original Pasco County Courthouse. Built in 1909, it is used today to house county offices.
A major landmark in the city is the Edwinola, built on the site of the Old Dade City Hotel that burned in 1907. Today the Edwinola is a congregate living facility, renovated, and modern. Described as a gracious hotel, it's part private residence and part recreational resort.
The Dade City area incorporates San Antonio, Darby, St. Leo, St. Joe, Lacoochee, Trilby, and Ridge Manor.
The majority of Kumquats in the United States are grown in St. Joe, Florida.
Easily accessible by rail, in 1990 Dade City became the first new addition to the Amtrak schedule in seven years. After two years of persistence by city officials, Amtrak agreed to add Dade City. Readership figures for the first year indicated 5,070 passengers from Dade City.
The schools within our district have received accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Dade City is a recognized Main Street community and through its completed Streetscape Plan has made the city one to be proud of. With all of the fine eateries and shops, it has become very popular with the local tourists. It's a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the large towns.
Dade City was recognized as Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year - 1994 by Governor Lawton Chiles.
Another accolade the community received was a five-star, top-of-the-list, rating from where to Retire in Florida. One hundred cities and towns in Florida were visited and interviewed. The authors commented on many of the area's assets. Very high on the list of good impressions was the warmth, friendliness and helpfulness of Dade City's townspeople.