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Old 12-23-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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Hi all...

Moving to the Tampa area end of February, will be working not too far from the Tampa Airport area. Active,single, mid 30's female.

Does anyone out there have any recommendations on areas that I could check out to live? I know nothing about the area and will be going down next month to secure a place to live. Thanks a bunch!
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Hello YV1MD,

If you like to be in the thick of things, then the Channelside district of Tampa has many somewhat affordable high-rise condominiums, and the drive to the airport area shouldn't be more than 20 minutes.

For a slightly quieter life and to minimize your commute, the Westshore district of the city (which abuts the airport) also has many affordable-yet-nice apartments.

If we knew your price range, somebody or I might be able to narrow it down a little more for you.

Hope everything works out all right in your move.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Active, single, Mid 30's female working near the Airport area...i'd highly suggest South Tampa neighborhoods(area south of Kennedy Blvd)...Davis Islands, Hyde Park, Bayshore areas.)
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Old 12-24-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Tacoma, Washington
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Most neighborhoods in South Tampa (south of I-275) are really cute and have a distinctive vintage-Florida feel. The neighborhoods are more hip and, for the most part, pretty pedestrian oriented. Hyde Park specifically, has a lot of single folks enjoying the neighborhood by jogging, eating at cafe etc. Downtown St Pete is very similar but not as young. The northern areas and the burbs are all built around the automobile and you will not see a live sole for miles. South Tampa = Bliss / North Tampa = Eternal Hell
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:57 PM
 
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My price range is flexile, I am living in DC which rival New York city for rental prices, How hard is it to find waterfront rentals, any recommendations? Why or why would I NOT want to rent on the water, Thanks for the advice earlier, much appreciated!!!
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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Awesome thanks for the advice!!! Rye Rye. I am looking to find water front rental, how hard are they to find?
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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My price range is flexile, I am living in DC which rival New York city for rental prices, How hard is it to find waterfront rentals, any recommendations? Why or why would I NOT want to rent on the water, Thanks for the advice earlier, much appreciated!!!
In many cases, waterfront = high insurance premiums. Yes, the landlord pays the insurance on the structure - but he recoups it in the form of higher rents. And depending on what waterfront you're interested in, you may have to deal with evacuations.

Good luck on your move! The Tampa Bay area is a great place to live. Btw, about 30 years ago, my husband and I made the move from DC to FL. Never regretted it. ever.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Waterfront as in views?....definitely look into renting in one of the Towers along Bayshore Blvd...waterfront as in walk on the water, watch sunsets, have a dock, pier or pool on the water?...then check out Camden apt communities off Westshore Blvd south of Gandy Blvd, or The Rocky Point Post apt communities. Also check rentals on Harbour Island downtown Tampa.
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