Oldsmar Neighborhood Guide
- The Oldsmar name dates to 1913 when automobile pioneer Ransom E. Olds purchased 37,541 acres of land by the northern part of Tampa Bay to establish “R. E. Olds-on-the-Bay”. The name was later changed to Oldsmar, then to “Tampa Shores” in 1927, and finally back to Oldsmar in 1937
- Oldsmar includes several parks along Tampa Bay, historic bungalows, a quaint downtown, and a commercial area along West Hillsborough Avenue. The historical society operates a museum in Oldsmar, and the city built a new library in 2013.
- Oldsmar celebrates its history every year with Oldsmar Days and Nights, including parades, car shows (featuring the Oldsmobile), and carnival rides. Notable Oldsmar businesses include the nearby Tampa Bay Downs and the production office of Nielsen Media Research.