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Old 12-03-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Brandon
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Aloha!

I moved to Tampa from Memphis this past July. Im currently living in Brandon, but looking to move in January. Considering a rental in Feather Sound and have looked literally everywhere. I work on West Kennedy right where it meets 275 so Westshore area. Anyone have experience with the drive across the Howard Franklin from FS into Westshore at 7 am and then the reverse at 4pm? Any recommendations on safer areas and apartments in general within 25-30 minutes of Westshore? Would like to keep my rent at $1250 or lower and open to an apartment, condo, townhome or room/suite rental. Main concerns are like everyone a safe ish area, not a dump, not an awful commute and if possible a route that avoids tolls. I know, I know Im asking for a lot. Lol
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:25 AM
 
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It will be a nite mare blare. That bridge has a wreck on it about every day and has since 1960.
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:58 AM
 
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I do not know what the inbound traffic is at 7 in the morning but any later than that and it builds quickly. You are at the bottom of the price range for Tampa but there are rentals available close to your office. If you could avoid the bridge it would be better. There is an improvement project to ease bridge congestion in the works but it will be about two years. It was in the TBT this past Sunday. If you do choose Feather Sound, it probably would be better than the Brandon commute, and your evening commute would be a breeze. Outbound from Tampa across the bridge is rarely an issue.
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:28 AM
 
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I made the same commute 20+ years ago, and it was a nightmare back then. Don't do it.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:47 AM
 
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Check out South Tampa perhaps? The Oasis Club is a newly renovated mid-century modern/art deco complex with one bedrooms priced around $1100. The OC, South Tampa Apartments, Tampa Corporate Housing, Short- and Long-term Lease, Tampa, Florida It's a desirable area with lots of amenities nearby and would be an easy commute to Westshore (10-15 minutes at rush hour).
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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South Tampa is your best bet. I recommend something like this:

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_ren...41_rect/15_zm/
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:18 PM
 
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Originally Posted by beach43ofus View Post
I made the same commute 20+ years ago, and it was a nightmare back then. Don't do it.
Should have seen it in the 80's when there was only 1 bridge and there was a wreck with just 2 lanes each way.
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