U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
 [Register]
Tampa Bay Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-27-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
181 posts, read 281,732 times
Reputation: 103

Advertisements

I am not so sure its going to be run down in 10 years... Waterset is opening up behind Covington Park & there is a new mall to be contructed at Big Bend & I-75. Waterset is by the same planners that did Fishawk Ranch which is pretty phenomenal for a residential neighborhood with a small town center, miles and miles of nature trails, amenities galore from a skate parks to practically a water park as a community pool. The trailer parks fill in the gaps between developments and are dissapearing not growing and unless you live off the Big Bend exit west of the interstate you don't notice the power plant smoke stacks.

Once on I-75 it takes 25-35 minutes to get to the Westshore area via the Crosstown. Pro: not much traffic and can zoom the entire 20-25 miles, Con; cost about 2.50 in tolls each way each day. Tampa is AWFUL for traffic going into to town from almost everyother direction. Use the crosstown, the toll is worth the 30 min it likely will take off of your commute and to do that - the nicest area would be the newest parts of Riverview - PantherTrace SouthPoint, Summerfield area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-28-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Tampa
315 posts, read 551,076 times
Reputation: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMor2Day View Post
the nicest area would be the newest parts of Riverview - PantherTrace SouthPoint, Summerfield area.
when was the last time you were actually near one of these neighborhoods? All I saw was 20 inch "bling bling" rims, loud stereos...and "youths" loitering...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
272 posts, read 519,615 times
Reputation: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by FloridaKash View Post
Do yourself a favor. Don't buy anything your first year here. Rent a house first. 1) it'll let you get to know the area better 2) it'll make you happier when you buy your house because you'll likely get more home than what you were renting. 3) You aren't missing out on low priced by waiting a year... they'll still be low.
I agree.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-29-2012, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL
43 posts, read 160,455 times
Reputation: 17
We did drive around a bit through the Westchase/Oldsmar area but all the houses we saw were crazy expensive and very little. They were expensive enough to be out of our price range. Any specific subdivisions or neighborhoods you recommend looking at?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-29-2012, 09:10 AM
 
4,817 posts, read 3,467,611 times
Reputation: 2857
Quote:
Originally Posted by lauriemsr View Post
We did drive around a bit through the Westchase/Oldsmar area but all the houses we saw were crazy expensive and very little. They were expensive enough to be out of our price range. Any specific subdivisions or neighborhoods you recommend looking at?
Have you looked @ carrolwood citrus park northdale. Those are more typical Tampa suburbs that hold their value better than riverview. Riverview really got built up during the boom as people were priced out of the more typical suburbs because of that they were hardest hit during the burst. Demand drives pricing so if you get a lot of bang for your buck just means not a lot of people want to live there that's something to consider if you want to resell. To me riverview is something you settle for. You would be better off in a more up and coming area. I think as far as the south shore area I would rank them fishawk/lithia valrico/Brandon Apollo beach then riverview.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:55 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top