Learn More About Hudson, Florida:
Hudson is a census designated place in Pasco County, Florida in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. Despite not having official city status, Hudson is a fairly large geographical area covering more than 50 mi.² in the northwest section of the county with a population of more than 22,000. It’s geographic location right on the Gulf of Mexico is a key aspect to the community identity. Hudson’s slogan is Where the Nature Coast And Suncoast Meet.
Hudson has a typical humid subtropical climate which can bring frequent thunderstorms during the hot summer weather. The average temperature falls around the mid to low 70s in the winter to the low 90s during the summer.
The heart of the Hudson community is Hudson Beach which is not just the city’s most popular waterfront destination, it’s also at the heart of the city’s history. Hudson Beach and the surrounding Robert Jay Strickland Memorial Park was built in the 1960s by and for the local residents. To this day it continues to be an extremely popular spot for both locals and visitors who want to enjoy some sun, go for a swim, or enjoy some time boating on the water. There are several great restaurants and shops for people to enjoy including the Inn on the Gulf, Pasco County's only beachfront restaurant, bar and motel as well as Sam's Hudson Beach Bar.
Another unique aspect to Hudson life is the extensive canal system which runs throughout the community. The canals are both a thing of natural beauty and also a representation of American ingenuity at its best. They were created as a means to attract people to live in the community. Now they are one of the most beautiful and distinct aspects of the city.
For a fun recreation activity unique to the Hudson area, you can explore the vast network of underwater caves due to the abundance of natural springs. The most popular is the Hudson Grotto Underwater Cave, near Tower Drive. There are several places to rent scuba gear in the area.
Hudson is home to the Richey Community Orchestra which has been entertaining area residents since 1957. The RCO has developed a unique niche as a "Show Orchestra" performing every genre of music from the traditional classical repertoire to opera, Broadway, pop and big band. Some of their latest performances include: Rock Around The Clock, Great American Songbook, Broadway Gold, and Parisian Pop.
Schools in Hudson are administered through the Pasco County School District. Amongst the top rated schools in Hudson are: Fivay High School, Hudson High School, Northwest Elementary School, and Hudson Middle School.
Hudson is a unique little gem tucked away on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Its intricate canal system, beautiful beaches, and distinct neighborhoods make this an attractive destination for just about anyone. When factoring current property value, local market, environment, appreciation and a variety of other quality of life factors, the Wall Street Journal ranked Hudson in the top three cities in the nation. One visit to Hudson and you’ll quickly see why.