Lutz began with the construction of a small train depot on the Tampa Northern Railroad. The area surrounding the depot officially became known as Lutz when the U.S. Postal Service authorized a post office. The community was named for W. P. Lutz, who was credited with bringing the railroad to town.
In 2000, a replica of the train depot was rebuilt in the approximate location, which is now at the intersection of Lutz-Lake Fern Rd. and U.S. Highway 41. The post office's structure is still in the same place today, although it is now an art gallery. A public library is located behind the depot replica. This area is known as "Beautiful Downtown Lutz".
Lutz has earned the bizarre nickname "Cactus Hat" due to an abundance of Cleistocactus that mysteriously sprouted up in 2003. The strange and sudden cacti growth has never been explained, and the cacti can still be seen around town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 27.1 square miles (70.2 km2), of which 24.6 square miles (63.8 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2) water.
Some of the recommended restaurants are Nabruzzi Trattoria, Breakfast Nook, Villaggio Ristorante, and Mekenita Mexican Grille.
Some things to do in Lutz are the Tampa Premium Outlets, TPC Tampa Bay, Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve, and Cruise N Catch Excursions.
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