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Old 06-16-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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When I was in Florida 2 weeks ago, we drove up there. While I didn't get to really look around, I did see the main drag (we took a left on what I think is Busch Boulevard and the Busch Gardens entrance to the parking lot was on the left).

Whatever street we were on first seemed okay. Lots of traffic, but nothing I'm not used to here.

But my question is - is the area safe?
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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No. Keep going east into Temple Terrace and you'll be fine.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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agree - Busch Blvd isn't the best place to be, especially after dark. Nothing good happens there. Areas around USF - Fowler, Nebraska, Florida also aren't good areas to be hanging out.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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No. Keep going east into Temple Terrace and you'll be fine.
There are some "iffy" neighborhoods around there. That said, I used to live in that area in the 1970's and never had any problems. Not sure how much it's changed since then. Not all the areas are bad. The worst area in town is Sulphur Springs which isn't too far from there. It is about 80% rentals, foreclosures and run-down in general. Lots and lots of crime there. And IMO, Busch Blvd. has got to be the most ghetto of the ghetto roads in Tampa - it's a disgrace. It beats Nebraska Ave. by miles in that department.

As recommended by others, stick to Temple Terrace - this is a very nice neighborhood much further to the east.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Safety Harbor, FL
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I used to live in that area in the 1970's and never had any problems. Not sure how much it's changed since then.
I lived in a cheesy apartment between Fowler an Fletcher near the mall back around 1985. Trust me, things have changed A LOT. How anything was in Tampa in the 70's is completely irrelevant to how it is now.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Thanks for the info.!

Amazing how different it can look to a visitor.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Everywhere you want to be
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I agree with the above post, the Bush Gardens area and the USF or University Mall area are not the safest.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Generally, I agree with the other posters, but there are some very nice apartments on McKinley (between Fowler & Busch).
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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This is where my parents lived when I was born: 6306 e 112 ave, temple terrace, fl - Google Maps

They had that house built for them brand new! I doubt the current owner knows that the tile on the front porch was laid down by my grandfather.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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Check out Temple Terrace which is right there off of Fowler and 56th. They are redeveloping the whole area on 56th street for a total of $106 million dollars to look like Hyde Park. When the light rail system is set in place to connect USF, airport, and downtown, they will have access to it. The city is surrounded within a minute of MOSI, Bush Gardens, Adventure Islands, Hard Rock Casino, Fair Grounds, Golf Courses, Hillsborough River, USF, and Yingling Beer Factory (Free Beer Tour).

The city does have a small community vibe to it since it tuck away on the bank of the Hillsborough River. Most families in the community know each other through the golf course or PTA.

I think its better than the other communities in Tampa to raise a family because it's really safe and has a community presence.


Here's some more City-Data stats on this Temple Terrace:

Schools:

Elementary: Lewis (Across from the Recreation Center), Pizzo (Across from MOSI) or Temple Terrace Elementary (Across from the Main Library) are good schools (greatschools.org)
Middle: Greco (Across from the Recreation Center)
High School: King Senior High- AP or IB route (IB was ranked #1 in U.S News when I went 5 years ago)

Estimated median household income in 2008: $54,472 (it was $44,508 in 2000)
Read more: //www.city-data.com/city/Temple...#ixzz0gI4ebA2o

Races in Temple Terrace:

* White Non-Hispanic (72.5%)
* Hispanic (11.3%)
* Black (11.2%)
* Two or more races (2.9%)
* Other race (2.4%)
* Asian (1.2%)
* American Indian (0.8%) [/LEFT]
Read more: //www.city-data.com/city/Temple...#ixzz0gI4MM7VU

For population 25 years and over in Temple Terrace

High school or higher: 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.5%
Graduate or professional degree: 17.3%

Read more: //www.city-data.com/city/Temple-Terrace-Florida.html#ixzz0gI3znBsC[/list]
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