Bus Route 275LX Makes Commute to Downtown Tampa Easier Than Ever

One of the best things about living in WaterGrass in the growing community of Wesley Chapel is the proximity to Tampa, which is just a short drive away. Now travel gets even easier (for business or pleasure!), since Hillsborough Area Regional Transit has launched Route 275LX, which connects Pasco County with downtown Tampa, the Westshore area, and Tampa International Airport.

Launched July 1, 2018, this bus route provides hourly service from 6AM-10PM for $2 per trip. The bus offers free Wi-Fi and easy pickup at the HART Park N Ride.

Board the bus at Pasco County Public Transportation Park-n-Ride at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel in Wiregrass Ranch, 28222 Willet Way, Wesley Chapel. Then enjoy the inexpensive ride, WiFi, and your day in Tampa!

The route is perfect for anyone who works in downtown Tampa, for travel to and from the Tampa International Airport, or if you’d like take advantage of all the shopping, restaurants, and entertainment Tampa has to offer.

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5 Free or Cheap Summer Family Fun Ideas In and Around Wesley Chapel

We love the location of WaterGrass—in the heart of the active and growing town of Wesley Chapel, Florida, just a short drive from Tampa, and surrounded by all the beautiful natural areas residents enjoy in our community. Families always have something fun to do in this area, packed with entertainment options.

Family Friendly Tampa Bay recently put together a comprehensive list of 75 free and cheap things to do for families in the area. We’ve checked out their incredible list and pulled a few of our favorites! See below for nearby family fun this summer that doesn’t break the bank!

1. Free Summer Kids Movies at Cobb Theatres

See free movies all summer long! They have a great list of titles for their free series, including many popular movies from the past year. Check out the schedule.

2. Cool Off Ice Skating at Florida Hospital Center Ice

Ice skate during public skate times with the family. The cost is $15 (with skate rental), or $49 for a family of four. Find out the public skate hours.

3. Shops at Wiregrass Concerts and Farmers Market

Every first and third Saturday from 10am-2pm, the Shops at Wiregrass hosts a Farmers Market where you can find food, crafts, and live music. Also, stay tuned for more information about their summer concert series!

4. Swim and splash the day away at Sunwest Park

You’ll love this new gem of northwest Pasco County. Enjoy the views of the beautiful white sand of the 70 acre spring-fed lake. You’ll find plenty for everyone to do, including renting a kayak or paddle board, splashing your way through the Aqua Park (an inflatable obstacle course), and more! A great day trip from WaterGrass.

5. Earn a free ticket to a Rays Game by Reading

Visit your local library for a game card, complete the tasks, and earn a free ticket to a Rays game! While you’re at it, join the library’s summer reading club program and earn even more prizes for reading time.

And, as a WaterGrass resident, you’ll love everything that is right within the community for summer fun anytime—parks and playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and, of course, the WaterGrass Club, which includes a resort pool with a zero entry section, splash zone, and lap lanes, a brand new Jr. Olympic 6-lane pool, as well as tropical landscaping and a large lanai and several shade structures off the pool area. And, to stay in shape all summer work-out in the state-of-the-art fitness center.

Don’t forget to check out the full list, which includes a ton of awesome ideas in and around Tampa!

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Candy Cane Express Visits the WaterGrass Club

Last weekend, residents of WaterGrass kicked off the holiday season right with a visit from Ole’ Saint Nick himself. Families gathered at the WaterGrass Club for holiday crafts, snacks and drinks, letters to Santa, a Santa visit, and fun rides on the Candy Cane Express. WaterGrass residents love to gather as a community to enjoy good company and celebrations!

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Symphony of Lights at Shops at Wiregrass Opens!

Shops at Wiregrass premieres the annual Symphony in Lights on November 11 at 5PM, and it is brought to you by our very own CalAtlantic Homes! This annual holiday extravaganza includes a lively array of dancing lights, dazzling décor, and snow too! Symphony in Lights is an amazing free holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

What: Symphony in Lights at Shops at Wiregrass
When: Nightly shows on the hour, 6-9PM, November 11-December 31
Presented by: CalAtlantic Homes

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WaterGrass Residents Celebrate at Fall Festival

One thing every resident at WaterGrass loves about their home: it’s located within an incredible community. Residents recently celebrated Fall together with the annual Fall Festival at the WaterGrass Club, hosted by the CDD. Those who attended loved the hayride, games, cotton candy machine, breakfast snacks, and of course—the candy!

Check out a few photos from this event:

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