Wesley Chapel is a census-designated place in Florida. It would have been the most populous city in Pasco County, but the effort to incorporate it in 2003 did not see its completion. New homes being developed are primarily family-sized homes of a suburban style, ranging from moderate three bedroom size and pricing to quite lavish units with six bedrooms and five full bathrooms, to fit the needs of families of a large range of incomes and numbers of members.
Much of the rapid development of Wesley Chapel has taken place in the years following 2000. Many developers have opted to build luxury communities, such as Citrus Trace, Saddlewood, and Bridgeview. Southern Crafted Homes is excited to offer the Preserve at Quail Woods. There have also been townhome developments such as Santa Fe and Saddle Creek. Because of the small overall area Wesley Chapel makes up, all of these exciting new communities are within close distance of The Grove, a popular local mall, and the Shops at Wiregrass, a hit Destination for cafés. The soon-to-be-built Cypress Creek Town Center will also be a short distance away from new developments, which also include Lexington Oaks and Meadow Pointe.
Listed by the Gadberry Group as one of the "8 boomtowns of 2008," Wesley Chapel has been a huge contributor to the overall growth of Pasco County, both in terms of population and economically. The biggest employers in Pasco County are the Pasco County School District and the State of Florida. A new addition to Wesley Chapel has been the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, which regularly employs 750 workers. This makes health care a leading industry in Wesley Chapel. The surge in developments coincides with retail and wholesale trade occupying a position as another main employment sector in the area. Another major source of employment in the area including Wesley Chapel is the travel, hospitality, and tourism industry.