Lutz, Florida is a growing and vibrant city, about 15 miles north of Tampa. Originally referred to as Lutz Junction, Lutz is named after W.P. Lutz, who is credited with bringing the Tampa Gulf Coast and Tampa Northern Railroads to town in the early 1900s. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at local natural attractions, among these, Lake Park and Cypress Creek Preserve. In nearby Wesley Chapel, incredible shopping opportunities can be found at The Shoppes at Wiregrass, Premium Outlet Mall, and Grove at Wesley Chapel. Other Tampa Bay area attractions include Busch Gardens, Ybor City, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, world renowned Gulf Coast beaches, and the home venues of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Tampa Bay Rays. The climate of Lutz is considered subtropical, from the warm humid summer days capped off with cooling showers, to the sun soaked and breezy days of winter.