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  • Serving Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Riverview, Sun City Center, Brandon, FL
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Geography

Apollo Beach is located at 27°46'19?N 82°24'39?W? / ?27.77194°N 82.41083°W? / 27.77194; -82.41083 (27.771988, -82.410780)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²), of which, 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (3.56%) is water.

 Demographics

As of the Census of 2000, there were 7,444 people, 3,132 households, and 2,361 families residing in the community. The Population was 1,308.3 people per square mile (505.1/km²). There were 3,404 housing units at an average density of 598.3/sq mi (231.0/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 93.82% White 0.85% Afro American 0.40% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 2.11% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races.Hispanicor Latino of any race were 7.43% of the population.

There were 3,132 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% weremarried couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the community the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $51,480, and the median income for a family was $58,378. Males had a median income of $42,427 versus $28,732 for females. The income for the community was $28,583. About 2.4% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

 Population history of Apollo Beach

  • 1970...1,042
  • 1980...4,014
  • 1990...6,025
  • 2000...7,444

 History

Apollo Beach is named for the mythical Greek God who brought light and warmth to the world each day. Locals say that the name was given by Dorothy Corr, the wife of the community's developer and founder Francis J. Corr, in the 1960s when the US space program was taking off in Florida.

Apollo Beach boasts a beautiful waterfront community. It is a year-round haven for boating and fishing enthusiasts, with its many miles of canals and inlets.

Perhaps the fifty-five miles of navigable canals are the best known characteristic of Apollo Beach. The canals average a depth of seven feet in the center and all are connected, eventually merging into Tampa Bay. The canals themselves are lined with magnificent homes, with lush tropical foliage. The majority of homesites have docking facilities with sail boats and motor boats lining both sides of each canal.

The history of Apollo Beach started in 1923 on land used annually for farming and grazing pasture. Much of the land was estuarial in nature and mangrove swamps. It was all low and considered uninhabitable.

The land at that time was owned by the Dickman Family, and it was then that Paul Dickman conceived the idea of a waterfront community. He felt the location was such that it lent itself to the development of a city, since U.S. Highway 41 lay approximately equal distance between Tampa and Bradenton.

The Dickmans secured the services of an engineering firm in Miami, called "Radar Engineering". They went to great lengths to design a subdivision, including roads, canals, schools, recreation areas, and all types of community services.

Nothing happened until the early 1950s when Mr. Dickman negotiated the sale of the land to three gentlemen from New York: Turner, Dean and Clark. They came up with the name "Tampa Beach", believing the association with Tampa would attract interested persons more readily than a name which did not properly locate the area geographically.

Construction began on the Flamingo Canal near U.S. Highway 41, and proceeded toward Fairway Boulevard. It was their intention to extend the canal to Tampa Bay so as to achieve access to open water.

The task was becoming too large for the amount of capital they had invested and for the abilities of the persons involved, and in later 1956, they notified Mr. Dickman they could not go through with the project. It must be remembered conditions at that time were very difficult. The land was agricultural, rural, a long way from civilized area, equipment for dredging and excavation was not as sophisticated as it is now, and the land was often swampy, marshy, inhabited by mosquitos, snakes and alligators. There was a tremendous amount of undergrowth and vegetation, which made any construction extremely difficult.

In 1957, Francis Corr, who had previously retired from business in Michigan was approached by a friend who was familiar with the tract of land. After learning the property was on the West Coast of Florida, and not California, he became interested.

Mr. Dickman entered into many months of negotiations with Mr. Corr, during which time he visited Mr. Corr and his family in Michigan, and checked out his qualifications and financial ability. Finally, Mr. Dickman arranged for a contract with Mr. Corr for the sale of approximately 5,500 acres (22 km2) of land.

In order to have a real community, homes had to be started to get FHA approval for the subdivision. Mr. Corr started construction of 50 homes in the area between US HWY 41and Golf & Sea Boulevard.

In early 1958, Mr. Corr reached an agreement with Robert E. Lee, a South Carolina contractor, to join in the development. Robert E. Lee was to continue the dredging of canals and in exchange, was to receive parcels of land.

In the early 1960s, Francis Corr had a heart attack, his third, that finally slowed him down enough to throw in the towel on his ambitious development plans. He sold his company and the Apollo Beach land to a Miami Company, known as Flora Sun Corporation, but never collected a nickel. About seven years later, the Corr family got the land back out of bankruptcy court. Flora Sun had been a scam and the Corrs were back in business in Apollo Beach again, this time by accident.

In the mid-1960s, Francis' son, Thomas, moved his young family to Apollo Beach to make a go at the Apollo Beach project one more time. Unfortunately, as the project foundered while the land was in bankruptcy proceedings, the dredge and fill permits required to construct the canal system expired and Flora Sun made a deal with Tampa Electric new town's northern boarder. Developing the waterfront town was given a new challenge without environmental permits to expand the waterfront and now with a large and unsightly Big Bend power plant visible from most of town.

The Corr family continued to struggle with the development over the years, facing new regulatory hurdles and burdens as growth policy tightened in Florida with the passage of the growth management act in 1972 and expanded policies in 1984.

But Thomas Corr had a vision to carry on the idea of his father and to build a new waterfront community, one that was sustainable in all forms economic and environmental. He donated land for parks and schools and preserved hundreds of acres of mangrove swamps and environmental areas. He started a community bank, chamber of commerce, civic clubs and festivals to give the town its spirit and neighborly appeal. The town started and stopped more than once but ultimately became a real place where people live, work, play, raise families and build legacies.

Thomas Corr died in 1998. In 2006, Hillsborough County honored the work of Thomas Corr by naming the new elementary school on Big Bend Road the Thomas P. Corr Elementary School.

Apollo Beach, along with its neighboring communities—Ruskin, Sun City Center, Cypress Creek and Summerfield Crossing—are fast coming into their own as thriving, growing communities; thus, an increase in newcomers and vacationers to the area is the expected trend for the future.(condensed from original Hisloiy of Apollo Beach by Charles L. Tea.)
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