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Old 02-14-2017, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Tampa...ish
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If you insist on Lutz, look in the Pasco County part. Pasco's property taxes are less than Hillsborough.

I don't feel one way or the other about Lutz. It's ok. Sort of centrally located, cheaper than the closer-in communities nearby like Citrus Park, Carrollwood, etc. I live a stone's throw away in Land O Lakes.

Yes, Lutz will be mostly stagnant in the summer. If you want breezes you're going to want to be near or on the coast, but the tradeoff is you'll be in a flood zone/hurricane evacuation zone, and the properties will be much more expensive unless you buy in a dumpy area like west Pasco.
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia
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Default Researching the Tampa area from Northern Virginia.

Researching the Tampa area from Northern Virginia. Retiring from federal job in a couple of years. Already retired from military. Maybe work for the state, go with private or maybe just not work. Did research on City-Data.com and Neighborhood Scout websites on the area and now asking for first-hand information from locals. Looked at Greater Carrollwood, Race Track Rd/Nine Eagles and Lutz. Even looked down at Bradenton. House budget is $350-450K. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Researching the Tampa area from Northern Virginia. Retiring from federal job in a couple of years. Already retired from military. Maybe work for the state, go with private or maybe just not work. Did research on City-Data.com and Neighborhood Scout websites on the area and now asking for first-hand information from locals. Looked at Greater Carrollwood, Race Track Rd/Nine Eagles and Lutz. Even looked down at Bradenton. House budget is $350-450K. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Way too many variables to consider - work location, hobbies, hospitals, entertainment, crime stats, flood zones. $350k can buy you a lot of house in a quality community.

I like this community S. Hillsborough. $99 for Stay 3 days -

Valencia Lakes in Tampa, Florida - A GL Homes Community
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay`. ><((((>.`><((((>
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RetiredUSArmy. Look at Eastlake Woodlands. It is fantastic and has all types of SFH.

Nine Eagles is nice, just not as big as ELW.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Odessa, fl
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What about cross breezes? Is the air going to feel more stagnant/muggy in these areas as opposed to anything closer to the coastline?
Yes, being near the water definitely helps during the summer.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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If you ever get bored, you can always go checkout the Midnight Naked Bowling Alley...
Yeah, I kid you not...
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