Introduction to Oldsmar, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 6 miles SE of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center) and 14 miles NW of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater metropolitan area. Oldsmar has a population of 11,910.
The history of Oldsmar dates back to 1913 when the automobile pioneer Ransom E. Olds bought 37,541 acres of land in the northern part of Tampa Bay. He established the ‘R. E. Olds-on-the-Bay’ in this area. In 1927 the name of the town was changed to Tampa Shores. However, it was again renamed as Oldsmar in 1937.
Oldsmar and nearby Attractions
- Sheffield Park
- Oldsmar Flea Market
- Oldsmar Spray Park
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Things To Do In Oldsmar
Oldsmar organizes a number of family activities like Days and Nights festival, breakfast with Santa, Oktoberfest, summer camps and art classes. Apart from these family activities, the city also features a well known shopping area, several restaurants, children playgrounds, picnic pavilions, water sports and indoor play zones.
Nearby airports include Tampa International Airpiort and Clearwater Airpark.
Oldsmar Higher Education
College level education is available from Hillsborough Community College.