Oldsmar?? what does that mean?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Oldsmar?? That's a strange name for a city! Well many Floridians may not know this but in 1913 Oldsmar was originally named R.E. Olds on the Bay after R.E. Olds "the automobile maker" It switched names once to Tampa Shores in 1927 then back to Oldsmar 1937. Oldsmar went through many ups and downs through the years it used to have traffic from people driving from St.Pete on their way to Tampa however once the Gandy and Courtney Campbell bridges where built traffic died down. Then the city's main source of Traffic came from the Horse track, Tampa Bay Downs. Throughout the 1980's Oldsmar was known for the racetrack and the flea market. Today both are still up and running but Oldsmar reputation has changed to a trendy up in coming city. It's location is convenient to Tampa and the Beaches, it has great city parks on the bay and it looks like every other day a new restaurant or speciality store is opening! Not to mention it still has a close community neighborhood feel to it. So whether you are visiting, moving or just driving through Oldsmar take a moment to have some fun!

Comments (5)

Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA


May 29, 2008 02:18 PM
Kelly Winch
Cascades Sotheby's International Realty - Sunriver, OR
Broker, CDPE

Welcome to active rain ~ I'm sure you will spend plenty of time surfing around.  Congrats on the first Blog.

May 29, 2008 03:37 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate

Welcome to the Rain, make sure that you browse the site and become familiar with everything this site has to offer.  The more you browse the more you will learn.  I have found this site to be really helpful to me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me, I will do whatever I can to help.


May 30, 2008 12:33 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Katy,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Jun 01, 2008 04:37 PM

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