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Old 12-04-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Yarm,England
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We are hoping to emigrate to Florida in the next 12 months and I need advice from those in the know!! I will be working at either All childrens paediatric hospital in St Petes or St Josephs in Tampa (hopefully). Which neighbourhoods within commuting distance from the hospitals are safe,family oriented with excellent schools, 4+ bedroomed houses around the $250,000-$300,000 price range?? And do people think St Petes or Tampa..they both look great on the internet!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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We are hoping to emigrate to Florida in the next 12 months and I need advice from those in the know!! I will be working at either All childrens paediatric hospital in St Petes or St Josephs in Tampa (hopefully). Which neighbourhoods within commuting distance from the hospitals are safe,family oriented with excellent schools, 4+ bedroomed houses around the $250,000-$300,000 price range?? And do people think St Petes or Tampa..they both look great on the internet!!
Good luck in your move, both cities have some great features. A good place to evaluate schools is on this web site School Accountability Report A good visit usually can tell you which area you are more comfortable in. I personally like South Tampa and the area near Old Northeast. Both of these locations are somewhat upscale and family oriented. Larger newer homes and neighborhoods are available in Noth Tampa and Riverview/Brandon.

Steve Armstrong
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:55 AM
 
Location: West Bradenton FL
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ST Pete has nicer neighborhoods than Tampa but if you pick Tampa, you need to make sure you pick a good area bc there is alot of crime in the city. I live in the Bradenton area and i would like to say that i have much love for Tampa and love everything about it. Overall, both are real nice
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: FL 33774
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Old NE but prices are higher than your budget. You need to be a little farther out of Tampa or downtown St Pete to get the $300K 4 bed home in a good area. Are you a Brit soccer mom? Just wondered with your name
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Yarm,England
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Old NE but prices are higher than your budget. You need to be a little farther out of Tampa or downtown St Pete to get the $300K 4 bed home in a good area. Are you a Brit soccer mom? Just wondered with your name
Yes, I'm a huge soccer fan...if we do move out there I will miss the footie sooo much !!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:23 PM
 
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Tamp/Saint Pete is one of the worst Real Estate markets in the country. There are loads of houses available and prices are dropping like a rock. If you use the Internet for research, understand a lot of the house ads are bogus. As good as the deal sounds, you can get a house even cheaper. A short sale is where you can make out like a bandit. Contact brokers that focus on short sales. Finally, remember one thing. Don't worry about selling your present house at too low a price. Whatever you "lose" on the house you are in, you will make on the house you are buying.

just a thought......
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Earth
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If you're a Brit, look at St. Pete. Old NE is expensive, but neighborhoods in the vicinity are comparably nice.
I recently moved there and there is a large population of British people, I had no idea we had so many. Of course, with so many, there is naturally a variety of charming little pubs. Shepard's pie and a pint always do the trick.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:27 AM
 
Location: The 'burg
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We are hoping to emigrate to Florida in the next 12 months and I need advice from those in the know!! I will be working at either All childrens paediatric hospital in St Petes or St Josephs in Tampa (hopefully). Which neighbourhoods within commuting distance from the hospitals are safe,family oriented with excellent schools, 4+ bedroomed houses around the $250,000-$300,000 price range?? And do people think St Petes or Tampa..they both look great on the internet!!
West St. Pete- the Jungle areas, are only 10 minutes from downtown/All CHildren's and are nice residential areas.

FYI- All Children's, easily the best children's hospital around (if only adult ones were run this well!) is undergiong a major expansion.
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