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Old 01-08-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Where could I live inside Tampa city limits that would be easy transit trip or under 20 minute drive to E. Kennedy Blvd. Not near USF, Bruce B. Downs or Town n Country. I like the high rise on Kennedy and would like to live downtown, but $1250 for a studio is exorbitant. Thanks for feedback. Ready to come home!
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Carrollwood might have some places...but there aren't many nice places between Kennedy and pretty much up to Fletcher...if you pay $1250 for that place your commute will probably be non existent=save on gas...one hand washes the other type thing.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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You said that $1250 is too much, but you didn't tell us what IS in your budget and how much space you need.

If you're just looking for a small apartment, there are plenty in Hyde Park, Davis Islands, and elsewhere in South Tampa for under $1000/month.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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Iv been looking as I may land a job D/Town too- best I found so far is on Memorial Hwy- trying to stay around $700/750 range and for that you can only get a shoebox. RENT has gone up again the last 2 yrs with foreclosures. I bet the pickings are better after April- college kids graduate and snow birds leave the area. June is even better military tranfers take place as school is out. HYDE park So-Ho is so -so - has some older apts with out some amenities( parking). Get a forent- or apt guide online-hotpads and craigslist... rem south 275 floods, east Dale Mabry no too good an area , Northdale good but horrible traffic, Carrollwood- do your homework, spotty- Citrus, ok but traffic- Temple Terrace, way too far up, so I live in Clearwater,,, sigh-- may end up staying there, even the gasoline is cheaper. you have to see what your needs are, I do not want to live with out- safety- quiet (no neighbors fighting into the night) - a patio of some sort-pool and laundry facilities and parking.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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they have some cheap ones on Davis Islands right in the beginning of the Island on the left side or try Metro 510 if you have low income
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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if u work downtown and want an easy commute from a decent area then look around hyde park/soho, elsewhere in south tampa or Channelside. Channelside is all brand new apts and will be at least $1200 for a 1 bdrm. If u dont want to live around very large numbers of single people that are either way yuppified or wannabe(mostly) then maybe look in north tampa or brandon
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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Agreed with the Channelside recommendation.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Channelside is all brand new apts and will be at least $1200 for a 1 bdrm.
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Agreed with the Channelside recommendation.
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I like the high rise on Kennedy and would like to live downtown, but $1250 for a studio is exorbitant.
A cheaper older place in Hyde Park or Davis Islands is a better fit for OP's budget.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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The rent will be coming down especially with the new 2% SS cut into the paychecks,, won't be long before folks be trying to go lower. I have seen some of those $1000 places near Dtown,,- not worth the money- just location,,,, I usually find a private condo, and that has worked well for me in the past. so far... my place in Clearwater has the rest beat down for the money and amenities. Location location! sigh
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:55 AM
 
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A cheaper older place in Hyde Park or Davis Islands is a better fit for OP's budget.
I definitely think that Hyde Park or Davis Island are good recommendations. There are some apartments in downtown/channelside that won't break the budget (but it'll be close). When you factor in convenience and time, it may be worth it. I think Skypoint, Element, Towers at Channelside, and Grand Central are the more expensive ones, although it's been a while since I was looking there.
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