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Old 09-29-2006, 03:05 PM
 
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Coming from CA, needed to know if there are frequent sightings of snakes, alligators and the like in pre-planned communities as I find a lot of these are built around lakes. Also, how much of a drive is it to Tampa and to the lovely beaches? Thanks in advance for all your input.
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:24 PM
 
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Wink critters

most places you move to in Florida have all of the above. I lived in PA and we didn't have any gators but had bears. We also had snakes frogs and cayotes
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:40 PM
 
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Your house is very nice but I had something a little larger in mind simply because I have three boys and in-laws visit frequently. Thank you once again and good luck.
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:52 PM
 
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Default Looking for?

Can help you with area, anything special that your looking for? I live in Meadow Pointe. It has many communities and easy to find new and used homes here. Are you familiar with the area?
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:16 PM
 
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I plan to visit for the 1st time this December to check out the areas. With little ones, i am worried about the dangerous critters. Not at all familiar w/that area but want something newer close to Tennis schools and good public schools.
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:26 PM
 
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Default Schools and Tennis schools..

Check out www.Saddlebrook (broken link) Resorts.com. It's located very close to some lovely homes. There are some new communities, for example, Seven Oaks, Meadow Pointe, Country Walk and also some homes in the Saddlebrook Resort, security gated. I work there. They have tennis schools, lessons, etc. Also two golf courses, one an Arnold Palmer design. Both sports have pros to assist. Also a prep school on site.
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:30 PM
 
Location: New Tampa
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Hi,
I, too, would highly recommend the Saddlebrook Resort for tennis. The housing communities in Saddlebrook and around in Wesley Chapel (Pasco County) and New Tampa (Hillsborough County) are fantastic. I moved my young family here from NH in 2004 and settled on New Tampa after extensive research. We all love it here. Check out the Hillsborough County and Pasco County School District websites for school information. These areas have very strong school curriculums and very strong PTA involvement. It is mostly comprised of young families who put their children's education as a priority in their lives.
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Old 12-30-2006, 05:49 PM
 
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I was in Meadow Pointe in August. I currently live in long island new york. I hate it too cold. I have two small children and would love too know how long you have been in Florida? Do you like living there? How is the community? My mom's friend lives in Lexington Oaks community she left Long Island to live there and loves it. Tell me everything. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2006, 05:49 PM
 
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Default Living here

Meadow Pointe is made up of many small communities. Some older and some newer. The schools are located in and very close by to the homes. We do have all the wildlife in the green areas. I live on a large pond and see deer, birds, otters, and an occasional gater. They're building new everything here.
We've built here in 2001 and made many improvements. Most people are very friendly, with many from all across the country and from around the world.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:39 PM
 
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The only problem you will encounter living in that part of the area is if you plan on commuting into Tampa. I-75 and Bruce B. Downs (the two major traffic arteries) are parking lots in the morning and evening rush hours and won't be getting any better.

I was commuting from Brandon to Wesley Chapel last fall, and I was always amazed at the amount of traffic going south on I-75 in the mornings.

RM
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