A community built to accelerate connection and innovation in Pasco County, Florida.
Miles of multi-modal trails weave among the parks, schools, and community amenities, connecting residents and those who work within the Connected City. Options abound for healthy transport, whether by foot, bike, or electric vehicle. One key destination is the future Community Farm at Angeline, which will provide residents with healthy produce as well as educational tours, nutrition and cooking classes, and a community garden.
The future is here in the Connected City. Two STEM schools–Kirkland Ranch Academy and the Angeline Academy of Innovation offer best-in-class education options for all of Pasco County. For elementary students, Innovation Prep offers a curriculum based on WISH (Wellness, Innovation, Health & Science) to stimulate young minds and create paths toward success.
Conceived by entrepreneurs at Metro Development Group , Connected City is a 50-year plan. This economic engine is fueled by technology, talent and opportunity with the power to future-proof businesses and communities.
In 2015, Senate Bill 1216 created a state law allowing Pasco County to implement a special land use plan for Connected City’s pilot program, the first and only pilot of its kind in Florida. First initiated in Epperson and then expanded into Mirada, the Connected City community is pre-designated for economic growth and development. Angeline, a City in the Making, represents the next opportunity for Connected City: Connected City 2.0.
Advanced connectivity is at the core of Connected City and Pasco County’s vision to transform the region into a thriving, affordable community for businesses and residences alike. The development’s technology infrastructure was built from the ground up on the fastest gig speed possible, and is designed to include solar powered lighting, automated vehicles and Wi-Fi parks.
Pasco County benefits from its position within the Tampa Bay MSA, home to a population of 3 million, a workforce of 1.4 million and almost 80 colleges, universities and trade schools. Over the past several years, the Tampa Bay MSA has experienced an uptick in migration due to the low taxes, lower than average cost of living, and expansive job market. The region is one of the most affordable places to do business in the U.S., and ranks third in lowest labor costs.
Access to talent is one of the region’s greatest resources, and a distinct competitive advantage. Over the past decade, the labor force in Pasco County and the Tampa Bay MSA has grown by double digits. The ability to attract, educate and retain a robust workforce will provide a growing and diverse talent pool for Connected City businesses.
Built for dreamers, creators, and builders, the master plan for Connected City is designed to support agility and adaptability through collaborative commerce, empowered infrastructure, and sustainable innovation. That spirit will continue at Angeline, Connected City 2.0.