Longleaf Neighborhood 4 – The Final Neighborhood

10 Jul

The final phase of development in the beautiful community of Longleaf has started. Neighborhood 4 will be the last section developed in Longleaf bringing nearly 400 new homes to the area. Included are a mix of townhomes and single-family residences.

Welcome to the enchanting community of Longleaf, nestled just outside of Odessa, Florida! Amidst lush greenery and exuding a timeless charm, Longleaf stands as a testament to the perfect blend of modern living and classic neighborhood appeal. In this blog post, we’ll explore the unique features, amenities, and the vibrant lifestyle that makes Longleaf a sought-after destination for families and individuals alike. 

This expansion will define the northern boundaries of the original Longleaf Community. Lennar Homes, Biscayne Homes and Homes by Westbay are the three contracted builders in this expansion project. Neighborhood 4 consists of 125.5 gross acres and will be broken into phases, with phases 1 and 2 commencing now. Sales and vertical construction of homes is expected to begin by Quarter 4 of 2024 with the anticipation that home closings will take place in Quarter 1 of 2025.

Are you interested in building in Longleaf Neighborhood Four? If so, you should reach out to Rock Realty, the Premier Real Estate Team in Longleaf, Starkey Ranch and the Trinity and Odessa area.

The real estate market in Longleaf is diverse, catering to various preferences and needs. From Townhomes and cozy single-family homes to spacious estates, Longleaf offers a range of housing options, making it an appealing choice for individuals and families at different life stages.  As the #1 selling agents of Starkey Ranch, and in Odessa, we are eager to utilize our expertise in new home construction to assist families in finding their perfect home in the area.



Coming Soon: Whataburger at Mitchell Ranch

10 Jun

Whataburger is Coming Soon to State Road 54 and Little Road in Mitchell Ranch Plaza!

We’re thrilled to announce that Whataburger is opening a new location in the Mitchell Ranch shopping center at the intersection of State Road 54 and Little Road. Get ready to experience the unique taste and exceptional service that has made Whataburger a beloved staple for fast food enthusiasts across the nation.

What is Whataburger?

Whataburger is a popular American fast food restaurant chain known for its distinctive, made-to-order burgers and friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Founded in 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas, by Harmon Dobson, Whataburger has grown into a beloved brand with over 800 locations across the United States. The chain prides itself on serving high-quality, freshly prepared food with a commitment to customer satisfaction.

What’s on the Menu?

Whataburger offers a diverse menu that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Burgers: The signature Whataburger, made with 100% pure American beef, fresh vegetables, and a toasted five-inch bun, is a must-try. You can customize your burger with a variety of toppings to suit your taste.
  • Chicken: From the Whatachick’n Sandwich to Chicken Fajita Tacos, Whataburger’s chicken options are both delicious and satisfying.
  • Breakfast: Served from 11 PM to 11 AM, the breakfast menu features favorites like the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, Breakfast on a Bun, and the Pancake Platter.
  • Sides and Snacks: Enjoy a variety of sides, including French fries, onion rings, and apple slices, as well as snacks like taquitos and jalapeño cheddar bites.
  • Drinks and Desserts: Quench your thirst with a selection of soft drinks, shakes, and coffee. Indulge your sweet tooth with desserts like the Hot Apple Pie and Cinnamon Roll.

Why Choose Whataburger?

There are many reasons why Whataburger stands out as a great place to eat:

  1. Quality Ingredients: Whataburger uses only the freshest ingredients to ensure that every meal is delicious and satisfying.
  2. Customization: With a wide range of toppings and options, you can create a meal that perfectly matches your preferences.
  3. Friendly Service: Known for their warm and welcoming service, Whataburger’s staff always go the extra mile to make sure you have a great dining experience.
  4. Community Focus: Whataburger is committed to giving back to the communities they serve through various charitable initiatives and community involvement.
  5. Convenience: Whether you’re dining in, taking out, or using the drive-thru, Whataburger makes it easy to enjoy a great meal on the go.

Opening Soon!

Stay tuned for the grand opening date and special promotions to celebrate the arrival of Whataburger at Mitchell Ranch shopping center. We can’t wait to bring the Whataburger experience to State Road 54 and Little Road. See you soon at Whataburger, where every bite is a moment of joy!

Follow us on social media and visit our website for updates and more information. Welcome to the Whataburger family!

Source: Pasco County Development and Growth Updates

Coming Soon: Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33

9 May

Exciting News for The Starkey Ranch Community: Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33 Coming Soon!

Residents of Starkey Ranch and Trinity Communities here in Odessa, Florida, have something new to look forward to: two beloved restaurant chains, Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33, are set to open their doors soon! This exciting addition promises to bring not only mouth-watering meals but also vibrant dining experiences to the neighborhood. Here’s a closer look at what each restaurant has to offer and why they are so popular among diners.

These restaurants have chosen the intersection of State Road 54 and Gunn Highway, next to the Starkey Ranch Publix, for their next location!

Texas Roadhouse

About Texas Roadhouse: Texas Roadhouse is renowned for its lively atmosphere, friendly service, and, most importantly, its hand-cut steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Founded in 1993, this American steakhouse has grown to become a favorite for families and food lovers across the country. The brand prides itself on serving the highest quality food made from scratch, from their famous rolls with cinnamon butter to their homemade sides and dressings.

Why It’s Popular:

  • Hand-Cut Steaks: Every Texas Roadhouse location has an in-house butcher who ensures each steak is cut to perfection.
  • Legendary Margaritas: The extensive drink menu includes a variety of margaritas, which are perfect accompaniments to any meal.
  • Fun and Energetic Atmosphere: With line-dancing servers and lively country music, dining at Texas Roadhouse is an experience in itself.
  • Affordable Prices: Despite offering top-quality meals, Texas Roadhouse is known for its reasonable prices, making it a great option for families.

Bubba’s 33

About Bubba’s 33:Bubba’s 33 is a casual dining restaurant that offers a unique combination of delicious food and an upbeat, sports-themed environment. Launched by the founder of Texas Roadhouse, Bubba’s 33 aims to provide a place where everyone can enjoy great food and a good time. Their menu features a variety of options, including hand-tossed pizzas, juicy burgers, fresh salads, and mouth-watering wings.

Why It’s Popular:

  • Diverse Menu: Bubba’s 33 caters to all tastes with its diverse menu, offering everything from pizzas made with fresh dough to double-patty burgers crafted with premium beef.
  • Sports Bar Vibe: With multiple TVs throughout the restaurant, Bubba’s 33 is an ideal spot for sports enthusiasts to catch a game while enjoying their meal.
  • Family-Friendly: The restaurant’s welcoming environment makes it perfect for families, friends, and sports fans alike.
  • Signature Cocktails: Bubba’s 33 boasts an impressive drink menu with creative cocktails and a variety of beers on tap.

Both Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33 are set to bring their distinctive flavors and dynamic atmospheres to the Starkey Ranch Community, creating new go-to spots for dining and entertainment. The addition of these restaurants will not only enhance the local culinary scene but also provide residents with convenient options for enjoying quality time with loved ones.

Stay tuned for grand opening dates and special promotions. The Starkey Ranch and Trinity Community is about to get a whole lot tastier!

We can’t wait to welcome these two fantastic restaurants to our neighborhood. Keep an eye out for further updates, and get ready to enjoy some unforgettable dining experiences right here in Starkey Ranch!

Breaking News: Starkey Blueberry Farm to close. Replaced by Apartments!

20 Aug

As reported in the Pasco County Development & Growth Updates Facebook Group, the Starkey Family is closing the Starkey Farm located on the corner of Lake Blanche and Starkey Blvd and has applied to have the property rezoned for an apartment complex, containing 499 homes! 

499 residential units proposed at Starkey Blueberry Farm (approximately 90 acres). The owner, SRi2, LLC an entity controlled by Frank and Jay Starkey has submitted a site development proposal to Pasco County for the development of 499 units on Lake Blanch Rd. This would result in the removal of the existing blue berry farm.

This is within the existing Starkey Ranch MPUD which in 2017 was approved for development of up to 5050 dwelling units. It is unknown if this proposal would require commission approval or not given its already within the MPUD.

Reaction from the local community has been swift and disappointment in the Starkey Family for turning this once beautiful property in to an apartment complex appears to be a common theme.

We’ve shared the development information below and will share additional information as it becomes available.

Coming Soon: The Grove at Seven Springs

14 Jul

The Grove at Seven Springs is coming to Trinity. Located near the corner of State Road 54 and Little Road in the growing community of Trinity, The Grove at Seven Springs will feature 104,000 aqft of retail space, 35,000 sqft of office space over 75 acres of property. Lennar Homes will be building 600 homes on over 220 acres of land adjoining this new development.

The Grove at Seven Springs is going to bring some exciting new shopping and restaurant options to the Trinity community. Proposed shops and restaurants currently include

There is also an area dedicated for a yet to be named “upscale grocery”. We don’t know about you but we are hoping to see a Trader Joe’s here in Trinity and the surrounding communities of Starkey Ranch and Odessa!

Development information provided by Edgewood Properties is below!

Are you interested in living next to The Grove at Seven Springs? Reach out to Annie and Kevin Rocks with Rocks Realty to explore options in this new community.

Rocks Realty Team
Annie and Kevin Rocks
[email protected]


Coming Soon: Starkey Ranch Business Park

18 May

Coming soon to the corner of State Road 54 and Heart Pine Blvd will be the Starkey Ranch Business Park. Current proposals show 325,000 square feet of total space split between commercial and industrial use. This includes a 125 room, 4 story hotel.

Other building proposed include a 7 story parking garage, and industrial building, two four story medical buildings and an aircraft simulation training building. This is sure to bring some high tech and high paying jobs to Starkey Ranch, Odessa and the surrounding Trinity communities! 

The development is being proposed by GNP Development and is being reviewed by Pasco County.

Coming Soon: The District at Mitchell Ranch

15 Feb

Suncoast News is reporting that plans are moving forward for a “Town Square” in Trinity that has been tentatively named, “The District at Mitchell Ranch”.

The development will be in what the county calls the South Market Area, “envisioned as an urban gateway opportunity area with intensification supported by transit opportunities and to be developed in a manner which will enhance energy efficiency and conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” It is also considered an “urban gateway” and an area ripe for creating employment opportunities.

The complex will be structured like a town, with a main street, central square, parkland, multiuse trail, elevated parking deck and pedestrian access; a bus stop and accommodations for bikes are also envisioned.

Mitchell Ranch is a project of the Mitchell Ranch Partnership LTD, a merger of Pasco County and M&M Route 54 West LLC, a Florida limited liability company with a Piscataway, N.J., business address, created specifically for this project.

Architecture information from Dorsky+Yue gives us a rendered glimpse of what this project may look like: https://dorskyyue.com/portfolio/the-district-at-mitchell-ranch/ According to their website:

The District at Mitchell Ranch in New Port Richey, Florida, is a fully walkable residential and commercial mixed-use Transit-Oriented-Development integrating retail, residential, office, fitness, and entertainment on 43 acres creating a vibrant community and destination.


Coming Soon: Lowe’s at Starkey Ranch

10 Aug

It appears the years long rumors are true, a new Lowe’s is coming to the Starkey Ranch community. Lowe’s has filed for permits to build a new 138,339 square foot Lowe’s Home Improvement Center to be built at 2317 Gunn Highway in Odessa. 

8/18/2022 Update: Official Lowe’s Site Plan for Trinity / Starkey Ranch

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. , often shortened to Lowe’s, is an American retail company specializing in home improvement. Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, the company operates a chain of retail stores in the United States and Canada. As of February 2021, Lowe’s and its related businesses operates 2,197 home improvement and hardware stores in North America.

Lowe’s is the second-largest hardware chain in the United States (previously the largest in the U.S. until surpassed by The Home Depot in 1989) behind rival The Home Depot and ahead of Menards. It is also the second-largest hardware chain in the world, also behind The Home Depot but ahead of European retailers Leroy Merlin, B&Q, and OBI.

Grand Opening: Créme de la Créme Ice Cream Parlor

29 Jan

Créme de la Créme Ice Cream Parlor is ready to announce their Trinity Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, February 5th starting at 1:00 p.m.

Here is some additional information provided by the Parlor’s owner.

Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor will be offering Twenty-Eight Flavors of Super Premium Ice Cream. What makes our ice cream so great? Well, we’re glad you asked! 

  • First – our Ice Cream is sourced from Wisconsin also known as “America’s Dairyland.”  
  • Second – Super Premium really just means THE BEST ICE CREAM but don’t take our word for it…..look it up!
  • Third – we have flavors for every palette, including sugar free and Italian Ice.  With twenty-eight flavors, we are certain we have an Ice Cream for just about everyone.

The Address:

Trinity Tuscan Center (Corner of Trinity Blvd & Little Road)
1338 Epiphany Way
Suite N 104
Trinity FL 34655

Operating Hours

Sunday – Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Here’s a peek at our Ice Cream Flavors:

  • Kitty Kitty Bang Bang – Irresistibly smooth cheesecake ice cream mixed with a sweet raspberry ripple, Oreo cookies and soft chocolate chunks
  • This Sh!t just got Serious – Smooth salted caramel ice cream brimming with rich sea salt fudge and salted cashews
  • Exhausted Parent – Bourbon-spiked espresso ice cream swirled with bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • Fat Elvis – Sweet banana ice cream all shook up with a salty peanut butter ripple and rich chocolate chips
  • Strawberry Cheesecake – Cheesecake ice cream swirled with a strawberry ripple and loads of gooey cheesecake
  • And Much Much More

Our goal is to provide our customers with a fun atmosphere and an amazing array of flavors! Our vision is to make Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor THE place to go for Ice Cream in our area.   
Follow us on Facebook  – Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor

Breaking News: New “656” Area Code Coming Soon

13 Jan
Ten-digit dialing begins for all local calls in the Tampa Bay area on Jan. 22 in connection with a new 656 area code, the Florida Public Service Commission announced Wednesday.

The new area code will be used in the same communities as the 813 area code, which is running out of numbers.

People with the longstanding 813 area code will be able to keep their numbers, while new customers or those adding services will be assigned the 656 area code as of Feb. 21.

The 813 region is centered on Tampa and includes surrounding communities such as Brandon, Land O’ Lakes, Oldsmar, Riverview, Thonotosassa, Town ‘n’ Country, Valrico and Zephyrhills.

With the addition of the new area code, the region isn’t expected to need another area code for 37 years.

Demand for new telephone numbers has grown across the state as the population and the use of cell phones and other technology has increased. Last week, the commission announced Palm Beach County will receive a 728 area code for new numbers as the 561 area code runs out.

The commission is expected Feb. 1 to take up a proposal to create an additional area code to relieve the 305 and 786 area codes in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys.

Original Source: News Service of Florida

Reposted from: The Tampa Bay Times