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Old 07-22-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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Just to add my two cents, I stayed in Wesely Chapel a few weeks ago and made the drive to St Petes Beach, took less than an hour.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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I'd say you'd get the most for your budget in Wesley Chapel, but it's far removed from beaches and is pretty landlocked. The schools are okay. I'd suggest Trinity. It's a quick jump to get to Fred Howard Park or Sunset Beach (go down Trinity Blvd. to McMullen, west on Tarpon Ave all the way out to the Gulf), and it's still not a bad jaunt to Dunedin Causeway and Honeymoon Island (voted consistently one of the nicest Florida beaches).
Trinity has great elementary schools all over the place, and Mitchell HS and Seven Springs Middle are also outstanding.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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My sister is selling her house, in case u are still looking.


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Old 10-19-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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Did you ever decide what area you will be moving to? I am from NJ and we will be relocating to FL in September. My husbands job will be close to Clearwater. We looked in Palm Harbor but feel the homes are old I do not want a 30 year old home.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:18 PM
 
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Did you ever decide what area you will be moving to? I am from NJ and we will be relocating to FL in September. My husbands job will be close to Clearwater. We looked in Palm Harbor but feel the homes are old I do not want a 30 year old home.
Land O'Lakes, Wesley Chapel and Trinity have the most new build homes.

Palm Harbor, Trinity, etc. have very nice areas and lower fees and some homes have been remodeled and updated which makes a huge difference but most important is that it is not just cosmetic updates since they're other important items to upgrade like windows, etc.

Homes build after 2003 have been build with a hurricane 3 windows, materials, etc.

That will save you on insurance premium and being more safe although we luckily haven't had much real bad weather over the last years that needed the Hurricane 3 requirements.

Pasco county has lower property taxes so just keep that in mind.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:17 AM
 
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Did you ever decide what area you will be moving to? I am from NJ and we will be relocating to FL in September. My husbands job will be close to Clearwater. We looked in Palm Harbor but feel the homes are old I do not want a 30 year old home.
Our home is currently on the market, and as soon as it sells we're moving down.

We finally decided on Trinity. We based it on schools, hospitals, shopping, etc. Granted, our budget is right around $200k - but we don't like the fact that homes are so close together. In my area of NY, $200k would get us around an acre of land. I haven't really found any area close to Trinity that gives any where near that amount of land for the money. Its a sacrifice I guess, for warmer weather and no snow.

I did find Palm Harbor nice as well. We also liked Wesley Chapel, but a little too far inland for me. Also was told to check out Land O' Lakes, but I wasn't real impressed with that area. If I can find an area similar to Trinity that has the shopping, and at least a half acre - great - otherwise, we're sticking with Trinity. Just need to be careful though, because people warned me that it's VERY close to New Port Richey, which isn't very nice in my opinion. I had to lock my doors driving through there lol
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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Coming from NJ and your talking about locking your doors over here
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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Coming from NJ and your talking about locking your doors over here
I don't live in NJ
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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I live in the Trinity- Odessa- LandOlakes-Lutz ring for 5 years, (We actually consider all of them kind of like the same area). To be honest with you in 5 years this area has changed drastically as the population has increased 50% since I moved here and so has the Traffic. I am going to give you my best recommendation, Mid to Southern part Lutz is your best shot OR New Tampa. Why? 2 main reasons!

#1- I didn't calculate all this new traffic and my drive to work has increased, Also since 2 years ago this crazy increase in traffic from nutty drivers of other states have actually had car accidents with School buses, so I am thinking about your kids here.

#2- Mid to southern Lutz is still nice, close to shopping centers, shorter drive to Tampa AND NO KILLER TRAFFIC! Mid Lutz is about a 5 minute drive south of Wal-mart and trust me when I say when you spend a week in the nerve center of this new traffic flow, you will thank me for the advice.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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Also Lutz has some really good schools both public and charter.
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