Carrollwood, Florida

Coordinates: 28°3′8″N 82°29′9″W / 28.05222°N 82.48583°W / 28.05222; -82.48583
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Carrollwood, Florida
Carrollwood is located in Florida
Carrollwood is located in the United States
Coordinates: 28°3′8″N 82°29′9″W / 28.05222°N 82.48583°W / 28.05222; -82.48583
CountryUnited States
39 ft (12 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33618, 33624
Area code813
Hillsborough County Florida Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Greater Carrollwood Highlighted

Carrollwood is an unincorporated community in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is part of the larger census-designated place (CDP) of Carrollwood, which also includes the neighborhood of Carrollwood Village.[1] A census-designated place corresponding just to Carrollwood existed during the 1990 census,[2] with a population of 7,195.[3][4] The ZIP code for Carrollwood is 33618.


Carrollwood was founded in 1959 and was built out in the 1960s.[5] The community spread westward during the 1970s and 1980s. The community was planned by Matt Jetton and originally developed by his land development company, Sun State Homes. From 1959 through 1970, more than 900 homes were built on land in the vicinity of Lake Carroll. Carrollwood Elementary school was constructed in 1963. Carrollwood was struck by a tornado outbreak, which occurred throughout Central Florida on April 4, 1966.[6][7] As the neighboring development of Carrollwood Village was established in the early 1970s, the Carrollwood Country Club [8] was built in 1972 and remains a popular landmark in the community today.


Carrollwood is located at 28.1 degrees north, 82.5 degrees west (28.0523, -82.4858).[9][10] The elevation for the community is 39 feet (12 m) above sea level.[11]

Carrollwood boundaries include Lake Magdalene to the north, Tampa to the east, Egypt Lake to the south, and Carrollwood Village to the west.


Some of the major roads serving the community are Dale Mabry Highway, Busch Boulevard, Bearss Avenue and Fletcher Avenue.


  • Lake Magdalene Elementary School
  • Essrig Elementary School
  • Hill Middle School
  • Adams Middle School
  • Chamberlain High School
  • Carrollwood Elementary School
  • Canela Elementary School
  • Gaither High School

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Urbanized Area Outline Map (CENSUS 2000) Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carrollwood, Florida. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  3. ^ Carrollwood: Dictionary
  4. ^ 1990 U.S. Census Place Profiles: Florida
  5. ^ Carrollwood's History
  6. ^ Tornado tears through Carrollwood
  7. ^ Florida Tornadoes
  8. ^ "History - Carrollwood Country Club".
  9. ^ Carrollwood, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA - Maps, Photos ... Archived September 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ Carrollwood profile from Hometown Locator

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