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Old 07-28-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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I'll be moving in the next 3 weeks. I don't have any kids I have to worry about schools. I'm very interested in the Tarpon Springs area. My concern is time to drive to and from work. I'll be working on Tampa Road in the heart of Oldsmar. Google maps indicates about a 15-20 minute drive. Is that accurate with rush hour traffic? My office hours will be 8:30 to 5:00. I want to live in a safe area where a single 35-40 year old female can walk her dog without too much concern. Any thoughts? (I can afford up to $850 in rent.)
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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Exclamation commute may take a little longer

My best estimate is that you are looking at more like 45 minutes for your commute. Tarpon Springs is a quaint town. However your safety walking your dog, particularly at night, will vary by area/neighborhood. Please select wisely.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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You can get from Tarpon Springs to Oldsmar in 15 minutes without traffic. During rush hour you're looking at 30 minutes. Because you'd be dealing with US19. Try East Lake, easier commute nice area, safe neighborhood, very close to Tarpon Springs.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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I'll be moving in the next 3 weeks. I don't have any kids I have to worry about schools. I'm very interested in the Tarpon Springs area. My concern is time to drive to and from work. I'll be working on Tampa Road in the heart of Oldsmar. Google maps indicates about a 15-20 minute drive. Is that accurate with rush hour traffic? My office hours will be 8:30 to 5:00. I want to live in a safe area where a single 35-40 year old female can walk her dog without too much concern. Any thoughts? (I can afford up to $850 in rent.)
I live east of Oldsmar in apts which I consider very safe, also single female,,, when I want to drive to Pinellas to beach etc on weekends, piece of cake. Oldsmar has a great parks too!
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Oldsmar is a nice place to live. The East Side of Palm Harbor (34685 in the East Lake Corridor) is great place to live with a very very short commute to Oldsmar. Tarpon Springs is nice and interesting and they just widened Keystone Road and are about to change the speed limit to 45, which will greatly help your commute. If going WITH traffic I tend to add half again as much to the commute time during rush hour as a "general" rule. Outside of rush hour, the times are pretty accurate on googlemaps.

I think you have many great options, including the Countryside area to choose from.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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You will find apts in Oldsmar, East Lake, Tarpon Springs that are very nice for your budget.

Good Luck in your search and your move.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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My husband & I both retired, looking to relocate to Tarpon Springs. We just would want a 55+ senior apt. We're not looking for night life. Just quiet, small town, reasonably safe area. We are not well off so we're looking for reasonable rent. Anyone know if there are senior apts available in Tarpon Springs?

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