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Old 12-14-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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The guy at Apartment Hunters steered me to the Westchase area. There doesn't seem to be anything out there but apartment complexes and minimalls, but some of those complexes are very nice (as apartment complexes go) and the price isn't too bad (around a dollar a square foot). How much trouble am I asking for in the way of commuting? Is it any worse than Brandon? (An advantage over Brandon would be better access to St. Pete for entertainment purposes.)

I'm afraid that having seen those places, I won't like anything closer in because it will be much older (could be ok depending on maintenance), smaller (dealbreaker), or significantly more expensive (rules out downtown as far as I can tell).
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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r u working downtown Tampa? there are some nice apartments on Kennedy right before Westshore blvd (Sorry their name escapes me now) but they are really nice and across from the International mall...
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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45 minutes, I do it every day... 30 minutes if you use the veterans expressway.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:32 AM
 
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Assuming you're working downtown, I would look at locations in Hyde Park and Palma Ceia. Hyde Park ranges in its prices but hunting for something can yield good results. There's an apartment complex on Bay-to-Bay and Bayshore that is moderately priced and maintained. I almost moved there but found something on Howard. I would take a look at it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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The apts around Westchase are newer and the Westchase area is considered to be upscale. Not sure if they are the same apts that Algia mentioned but there are some really nice new ones right off of Lois and Boyscout area. Not that far from Ybor. They were originally condos.

http://www.thevintagelofts.com/?pid=...+Lofts+-+17999


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Old 12-15-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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This is one of them:
Tampa Luxury Apartments | The Millennium Westshore Apartments Florida

This is another one:
http://www.mosaicwestshore.com/
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:32 AM
 
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The first one is the one I was thinking about Algia too. Really a good location for Ybor City. You have several options to get there which is a good thing. You are also close to S, Tampa and other restaurants around International Mall.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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westchase isnt a bad commute and the area is great. You will be minutes from citrus park mall, international mall and westshore mall along with TONS of dining options in the area (within 10 minutes). You will get more for your money in westchase than you will in south tampa but you pay for that with slightly higher commute times.

Most of the decent apartments in south tampa are going to run you 1000+ just for a studio or 1 bedroom.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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The apts around Westchase are newer and the Westchase area is considered to be upscale. Not sure if they are the same apts that Algia mentioned but there are some really nice new ones right off of Lois and Boyscout area. Not that far from Ybor. They were originally condos.

Tampa Apartments | The Vintage Lofts at West End | Tampa FL


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I wouldn't recommend the Vintage Lofts unless you're young or don't mind university-living. It'd be a great location if it weren't for all of the UT undergrads that live there. It's similar to living in the dorms. Might be good for people with a high tolerance for college students, but otherwise, maybe not a good fit.
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