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Old 02-20-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Hey everyone, looking for advice on cheap 1 bedroom apartments to look at.

I have two jobs, one in Oldsmar and one at USF... so I'm looking for something between them. I'd like to stay around $550, but hopefully not somewhere super ghetto.

Willing to live closer to USF if you know anywhere that gives a good rent discount for USF staff. But I don't want to live in one of those student housing "rent by the room" places.

Thanks for any tips!
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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I'm also looking for an apartment around that same price. I am considering USF for graduate school. Housing cost is a major concern for me.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
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Town N Country (the 33615 zipcode) is a good midway point that can probably provide you with the price you're looking for.

Look for things along Hillsborough Ave, BEFORE the Veterans Expressway and before Memorial if you can swing it but even that area isn't horrible.

Sheldon Rd.; Memorial Blvd and in that area is a good place to look for your price.

Most in that area though go for $550 - $700 but you may find a special going on.

Would a studio be out of the question?

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Also, Craigs list is a great resource, I've never had any trouble with it but then again I used common sense when looking for rentals.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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Yeah I've looked at all the online apartment websites but they don't include everything that's out there. There's dozens of places you might only see by driving by or knowing someone who lives there - so I thought I'd check here.

And yes, studio is out of the question for me. I have three insane cats that would attack me in my sleep lol.

I'll check out Hillsborough and Sheldon, thanks!
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:13 AM
 
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There are apartments on Bearss Rd and Fletcher going towards Dale Mabry that seem OK and are closer to USF.
Also this:
Arbors at Carrollwood GC Apartments For Rent in Tampa, Florida - Apartment Rental and Community Details - ForRent.com

Which is a much nicer area and somewhat in the middle. I frankly don't think $550 will get you "out" of the getto......I could be wrong, but for $749 a 1 bedroom/one bath on Ehrlich is a much better choice IMO, As you will also be walking distance to shopping.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:34 AM
 
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There are many apts complexes in Town and Country which would be a good mid point for you. Check on what's been recommended here.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:25 AM
 
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Do you have to travel to/from work during rush hour? If so I would live closer to that area. I agree TnC would be a good mid point. I don't recommend apts on Webb road. There are apts in S. Tampa that are 1 bd and in your price range and do not advertise. They are small complexes and in a good areas but would be a longer drive.

Maybe if you post the ones you are interested in the good folks here could give you more info
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Try to use google maps for the apartment search. It's not all inclusive, but it provides more comprehensive list than any of the rental sites and you can immediately see where your place will be instead of staring at address that does not say anything where the place is located.
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