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Old 06-25-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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I am having a terrible time figuring out where to live,,,
Looking in Wesley Chapel, Lutz, New Tampa, even Brandon, Lithia & Valrico...
We want to rent a big house 3300 sq feet plus with a pool...
My husband is down there now and saying seems like big subdivisions like Seven Oaks have a big range in prices, and in how they are kept up.. some areas looked really run down etc.
Then seems like every subdivision I look up has negatives.. like Cory Lake Isles or Live Oaks...

We need a GOOD subdivision, we are coming from a great one in a burb north of Atlanta and don;t want to leave but job says otherwise. I am so stinking confused... I check out Northwood and find out they have some small gang activity... ok ANY gang activity is a deal breaker. We have 3 small kids... Great Schools, decent lots, whole neighborhood is pretty well kept up.. am I on a goose chase. Heck for rent we are willing to pay $2500 a month! blah! Anyone have any insight here?
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Without knowing where you'll be working, it's difficult to say.



Community Information - Cheval's Luxury Lifestyle - Tampa, Florida
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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sorry southern side of the airport and after living in Boston, DC and Atlanta traffic and commute is nothing
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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Not sure about the schools, but Cheval is where our Tampa sports celebrities and other significant folks live - the Veteran's Expressway (TOLL) makes the commute relatively quick, imo.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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You're going to need to spend a lot more than $2500 a month to find a 3300 sq ft house with pool in a "GOOD" subdivision. Although I don't know of any place that has zero crime.

Check out Fishhawk Ranch in Lithia for great schools and low crime. It will be a hellish commute though.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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What about Westchase? It is about 20 minutes to the Airport and a great community. Close to Mall and shopping.

S. Tampa would be the best area because of location to work and also everything around it.

There is a house listed below in Sunset acres with a pool that is in S. Tampa and is close to 3K sq ft.

3 Bedroom Homes for Rent in Tampa, FL - TBO Classifieds

I would check out Trinity and/or Land O lakes too.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Have you tried Lexington Oaks? There are also some communities in Meadow Pointe that may have what you are looking for.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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I am looking n Trinity and Land O Lakes but are there any subdivisions I need to exclude there? Here's a question around here there are homes that cost less because the area is not as "nice" then there are areas that cost less because they are more rural. Where are the more rural burbs?
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:07 AM
 
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Maybe try Odessa. It's between LOL and Trinity.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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Odessa, LOL and some parts of Lutz are more rural. Many houses in Odessa are also not new but many are on lakes and with huge lots. LOL has some great neighborhoods with lake access and huge lots. Lutz next door to Odessa has many rural areas. The homes I saw in Trinity had VERY small lots and homes very close together.

Personally I suggest you check out S. Tampa because it is close to work and has good schools. Once you have lived in Tampa for a while you can check out other areas. You are renting and it isn't a life long commitment so after a year you can move if you are unhappy.

Unfortunately we see our share of folks who are unhappy living in Tampa Bay because of X reason. We don't want you to be one of those ppl.
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