TAMPA, Fla. — At ABC Action News, we know it's the combination of all the communities that make Tampa Bay great to live in. That's why we've started a new series of reporting highlighting good things happening around town, discovering cool gems you may not know about, and uncovering the big news events impacting those areas.
On Friday, the Good Morning Tampa Bay team focused on Town 'N Country.
- Prior to the 1950s, Town 'N Country was primarily made up of natural resources and cattle farms.
- In 1958, land near the intersection of Hillsborough Avenue and Memorial was purchased to construct the Town 'N Country park subdivision.
- It is one of Tampa's first suburban communities.
- The original area of Town 'N Country was a little more than 2,000 acres.
- It's now considered a much larger portion of Hillsborough County.
- In 1990, nearly 65,000 people lived in Town 'N Country.
- By 2025, it's predicted that more than 100,000 people will live there.
We're highlighting local programs and businesses, road safety projects and more.
A series of road safety and intersection improvement projects are set to help create better traffic flow and conditions throughout the Town 'N Country community.
These include new traffic signals, new turn lanes, enhanced pedestrian features, ADA compliance and new and refurbished sidewalks, totaling $18.5 million in upgrades.
Cacciatore Bros. is most famous for its wide array of homemade Italian sausages and varied prosciutto.
You can also get blissfully lost in the wine and cheese section, and get winded walking the meat counter at the butcher shop.
Hillsborough County Schools dual language program continues to expand after much success at the three schools it started in.
Bellamy Elementary in Town 'N Country is one of those.
Visit Upper Tampa Bay Park in Hillsborough County with your family this weekend. It's a place often being discovered for the first time by many people who have lived in the area for years. Don't let another day go by without seeing it! You'll find it located between Town ’N Country and Oldsmar.
Situated in the heart of Town 'N Country is a fairly new $2.5 million Boys and Girls Club.
For the past three years, the facility has served about 500 kids through its summer school programs.
Champions for Children's "Great We Grow " program works with families and kids in the community to make sure they're prepared to enter kindergarten.
All Great We Grow services are free of charge.
Golfing during the pandemic at Rocky Point
Rocky Point has been a staple in the community since 1911.
"It's one of the oldest courses in Florida," Director of Golf Jim Garrison said.
The course is actually part of the Dana Shores community — but Town 'N Country is just a few blocks away.