Hudson is located at the westernmost part of Pasco County and coastline from Port Richey all the way to Spring Hill. In 1878, Isaac Hudson moved his family to the uninhabited brush of coastal Pasco County and established a post office at a place he named Hudson’s Landing. The town grew in the early twentieth century when the Fivay Company began cutting lumber and shipping it by rail to Tampa. When the Fivay Company went out of business and people turned to the sea or moved away; shrimping and fishing employed about half of the working men in the 1930s to 1950s.
In the late 1950s, a team of realtors paid the Army Corps of Engineers to dig 25 miles of canals as if they were streets. The lots along the new waterfront area were then sold, bringing many new residents to Hudson. In the 1980s, people began building larger homes (most of which were mobile homes) along the canals. Now, while its older waterfront is reviving, large residential developments are spreading inland. Former Red Sox pitcher Steven Dennett was born and raised in Hudson, Florida.
Fun Things to do- Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park (Hudson Beach) was built in the 1960s and is the main beach for the Hudson community. Several restaurants near the Gulf to like Sam’s Beach Bar, Inn on the Gulf and Ollie’s on the Beach offer water views of the gulf or adjacent canals. Veterans Memorial Park and Arthur F. Engle Memorial Park are the main indoor and outdoor sports and recreation centers, with indoor gymnasiums and outdoor fields. Sunwest Park offers The Lift Adventure Park which is an aquatic attraction, including the wakeboard cable, the Aqua park and paddleboard rentals.
There are also three semiprivate and private golf courses: Links Golf Club, Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club, Heritage Pines and Seapines Golf Club.
Moon Lake Elementary
Fivay High School
Grace Christian School
Hope Ranch Learning Academy
Picture these gentle giants as your neighbors in your new home in Hudson, Florida!