Northwest of Tampa sit the small towns of Keystone and Odessa. Conveniently located just minutes away from the nearest shopping mall, yet distanced from frenzy of the city, the Keystone and Odessa area is one of Tampa's most treasured locations!
Since the 1950s, Tampa residents have been building weekend and summer cottages on any of a number of the area's lakefronts. Through the years, more and more families became enchanted with the allure of the area and began building permanent homes. Since the 1970s, a housing boom has swept the area as more folks sought to benefit from the preserved natural environment of the region. Although the population of the area has grown, the small-town charm of the Keystone and Odessa communities has remained intact.
The largest lake is Lake Keystone. The lake spans an area of 424 acres with an average depth of 10 feet. Characterized by clear, clean water, this has been a popular lake for boating and fishing.
Just up the road from Lake Keystone spans a well-known chain of lakes made up of Pretty Lake (80 acres), Lake Josephine (48 acres), and Rock Lake (54 acres). All three are interconnected through navigable canals. Homeowners are attracted to these lakes both for their recreational frills as well as for their pristine beauty. Surrounded by native wildlife and cypress trees, these lakefronts hvae preserved the quality of Old Florida that so many people cherish.
Lake Keystone - 434 acres Lake Hiawatha - 135 acres Calm Lake - 118 acres Lake Anne - 100 acres Island Ford Lake - 94 acres Lake Alice - 87 acres Pretty Lake - 80 acres Crescent Lake - 55 acres Rock Lake - 54 acres Lake Maurine - 51 acres Lake Josephine - 48 acres Lake Artillery - 20 acres