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Old 03-07-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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So we are relocating to New Tampa in November to be near family members. What do YOU think of the area? Is it fun for kids? How far from Downtown and the nearest beach?

Any tips you can share (both negative and positive!) are very much appreciated! I am grateful for this forum, and for everyone's honesty and helpfulness here!

Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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So we are relocating to New Tampa in November to be near family members. What do YOU think of the area? Is it fun for kids? How far from Downtown and the nearest beach?

Any tips you can share (both negative and positive!) are very much appreciated! I am grateful for this forum, and for everyone's honesty and helpfulness here!

Thanks!
Its cool if you like boxes made of ticky tacky.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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I read somewhere that its new but cant remember where...
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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So we are relocating to New Tampa in November to be near family members. What do YOU think of the area? Is it fun for kids? How far from Downtown and the nearest beach?

Any tips you can share (both negative and positive!) are very much appreciated! I am grateful for this forum, and for everyone's honesty and helpfulness here!

Thanks!
Depends on what time you are going to Downtown. My husband commutes during rush hour and it takes him about 45 minutes. About 30 minutes in non rush hour traffic.

For beaches you can either go down to Pinellas on 275 or to the Sarasota area beaches on 75. A little over an hour for Pinellas beaches and roughly an hour and an half for the Sarasota area beaches depending on traffic. Easy enough for a day trip.

Lots to do for kids, it is a kid friendly area. There is always something kid friendly at Wiregrass and Monkey Bizness is there. Good schools and a safe area.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:17 AM
 
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It is a long road with newer gated subdivisions branching off from the main road. Lots of corporate stores and restaurants dotting the road. Bumper to bumper traffic during rush hours.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It is a long road with newer gated subdivisions branching off from the main road. Lots of corporate stores and restaurants dotting the road. Bumper to bumper traffic during rush hours.
Kind of like Brandon BLVD/SR 60 was 30 yrs ago - lacked development. Now 30 yrs later, a terrible eyesore. Expect New Tampa/Bruce B. Downs to look the same in 10-20 years.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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We live in the Hunters Green subdivision and love the area. Lots of stores, restaurants, shopping, movie theater, etc right outside the gates. Lots of areas to walk and bike. The New Tampa area is one of the few places with stricter zoning in Tampa. Beaches are farther away is the only negative. 75 close however so you can get to anywhere easily. We can be to Disney World in 1 hour if that is your thing. Brandon area is dumpy compared to New Tampa by the way.....
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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Kind of like Brandon BLVD/SR 60 was 30 yrs ago - lacked development. Now 30 yrs later, a terrible eyesore. Expect New Tampa/Bruce B. Downs to look the same in 10-20 years.
Or Dale Mabry was or Sheldon Rd was or West Hillsborough was or Ehrlich rd was or Linebaugh ave was or Bearss ave was or Fowler ave was....Pretty much any major road in Hillsborough or Pinellas. Welcome to florida home building.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Brandon area is dumpy compared to New Tampa by the way.....
....as I posted, wait another decade or two.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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BBD/New Tampa will never look like 60/Brandon. Rather it will develop much like the planned communities in western south Florida where development is subject to more strict guidelines then were allowed in years past.

For instance, there is in place the New Tampa Overlay Ordinance and Sec. 27-462. New Tampa Commercial Overlay District Development Standards states:

]....to promote, preserve and advance the unique character of the area through the use of vehicular access management techniques, pedestrian and bicycle amenities, abundant landscaping and green spaces and aesthetic design standards, while also providing standards for the advertisement of goods and services. The intent of these standards is also to ensure that commercial development in this district shall be more compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods....

...Every application for new construction or major renovations of commercial or multi-family residential projects, as defined in Chapter 27, shall comply...

etc etc etc

http://www.tampagov.net/dept_land_de...ew%20Tampa.pdf

This is why when you're driving just south of 75, heading north on Bruce B Downs, you could just about pass a bunch of big box stores (Lowes, BJ's, etc) with hardly even noticing them. And that's the way development will proceed into the future in that area.

It's nice now. It will never look like 60 nor like so much of Dale Mabry. It will still be nice in five years and in fifty.
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