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Old 11-14-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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How much does a decent single house, relatively new, cost near (less than 30 minutes commute) from MacDill AFB?

Any good/decent neighborhood with 30 minutes or less commute from there?
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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"South Tampa" (south of Kennedy Blvd) is the most desirable part of Tampa. It would be incredibly convenient for you, if you can find something in your budget. Go to Zillow and look around for yourself to see home prices.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:10 AM
 
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there are a lot of older threads w/ recommendations - might find your answer using the search of the TB forum.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:06 AM
 
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Check out Riverview. S. Tampa is expensive and there are very few 'newer' homes but it is very very close to MacDill.
What is your price range? What else is important to you?

Florida Homes for Sale direct from MLS
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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I am not in the military but I live about 5 minutes from the base in a new development (Ashton Woods is the developer). I am not sure what your price range is but check them out Homes for sale in Tampa - Visit The Landings in South Tampa in South Tampa Price start in the 220s
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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relatively new
Sorry, I didn't see this part. On the bright side, older houses in South Tampa won't have Chinese drywall.

But I saw plenty of houses well under $200,000 just skimming through the area on Zillow.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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I would advise against Riverview although the area consists of new sub-division neighborhoods that are great to raise a family. The commute becomes a nuisance pretty quickly and if you have a tolerance for it, then go for it. As far as neighborhoods within a shorter commute, finding newer single homes may be challenging. I know that there are plenty of townhome communities in S. Tampa that have popped up in the last few years. They're nice and in good areas if you are not considering townhomes. Port Tampa has new single homes but it is literally right outside the gate and there isn't much around the area. The above post mentions homes in the South Tampa area within your range so I would definitely consider them (neighborhoods to look at- Hyde Park, Palma Ceia, etc).

My recommendation? If you're single- look for something in South Tampa but stay south of Kennedy and north of Gandy (although there are some nice properties south of gandy, you just have to look). The leisure, nightlife, and commute will be great. If you have a family, I know that a lot of folks with families love Westchase and Citrus Park but the drive becomes a pain (akin to the Riverview, Brandon, Valrico area). Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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My recommendation? If you're single- look for something in South Tampa but stay south of Kennedy and north of Gandy (although there are some nice properties south of gandy, you just have to look). The leisure, nightlife, and commute will be great. If you have a family, I know that a lot of folks with families love Westchase and Citrus Park but the drive becomes a pain (akin to the Riverview, Brandon, Valrico area). Good luck!
South of Kennedy and North of Gandy, but how far east and west should one stay?

What's between South of Kennedy and North of Gandy? Bars, restaurants, parks, clubs, coffee shops, book stores?
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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"South Tampa" (south of Kennedy Blvd) is the most desirable part of Tampa. It would be incredibly convenient for you, if you can find something in your budget. Go to Zillow and look around for yourself to see home prices.
I get the impression that most of you have never been south of Gandy.

South of Gandy, especially between MacDill Ave and Manhattan is not a very nice area, gets bad quick. Old houses and bad neighborgoods, and anything South of Interbay, forget about it... except the blocks bordering Bayshore. Old Port Tampa, which is technically South Tampa, is straight up HOOD...
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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I get the impression that most of you have never been south of Gandy.

South of Gandy, especially between MacDill Ave and Manhattan is not a very nice area, gets bad quick. Old houses and bad neighborgoods, and anything South of Interbay, forget about it... except the blocks bordering Bayshore. Old Port Tampa, which is technically South Tampa, is straight up HOOD...
When you said HOOD, do you mean lots of low income blacks?
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