Residents choose Wesley Chapel because of its proximity to I-75 and I-275, 25 miles north of downtown Tampa and other major locales. Adjacent to its south is the region of New Tampa. Since 2000, Wesley Chapel has grown rapidly. Newcomers from in and out of state have populated new luxury communities such as the Enclave at Wiregrass Apartments, Preserve at Quail Woods by Southern Crafted Homes, Citrus Trace, Saddlewood, Brooksville, Bridgeview, Watergrass, Villages of Wesley Chapel, Seven Oaks, Country Walk, Meadow Pointe, Chapel Pines, Bridgewater, Northwood, Saddlebrook and Lexington Oaks.
Lutz began with the construction of a small train depot on the Tampa Northern Railroad. The area surrounding the depot officially became known as Lutz when the U.S. Postal Service authorized a post office. The community was named for W. P. Lutz, who was credited with bringing the railroad to town. Lutz is served by Hillsborough & Pasco County Public Schools.