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Old 02-18-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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Hello all,

I'm researching areas to live and I'm concerned traffic will be the biggest deciding factor. I'll be attending the HCC campus by the Tampa airport. I'd like to live as close to the beach as possible but I don't want to drive over 30 minutes to school. Is my hunch that, based on my 30 minute max drive allowance, I should only seek apartments in the NE Tampa area correct? Are there any other good areas to look at?

I hope my question isn't too vague. Thanks in advance for any help!

AT
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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Hello all,

I'm researching areas to live and I'm concerned traffic will be the biggest deciding factor. I'll be attending the HCC campus by the Tampa airport. I'd like to live as close to the beach as possible but I don't want to drive over 30 minutes to school. Is my hunch that, based on my 30 minute max drive allowance, I should only seek apartments in the NE Tampa area correct? Are there any other good areas to look at?

I hope my question isn't too vague. Thanks in advance for any help!

AT
That commute might be doubled at rush hour.
See map...regarding "beaches" versus the HCC Campus. If you are going to be there for sure, there are some very nice apartments next to Westshore mall, so you'll have a short and painless commute. Will you be going to school daily or the beach?
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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Hello all,

I'm researching areas to live and I'm concerned traffic will be the biggest deciding factor. I'll be attending the HCC campus by the Tampa airport. I'd like to live as close to the beach as possible but I don't want to drive over 30 minutes to school. Is my hunch that, based on my 30 minute max drive allowance, I should only seek apartments in the NE Tampa area correct? Are there any other good areas to look at?

I hope my question isn't too vague. Thanks in advance for any help!

AT
quite the opposite the beaches are on the west side so if you wanted to split the difference then on the west side of tampa. Start wiht the fact that HCC is not 30 min from the beach so , you are going to have to compromise, I would 1 try the southern part of south tampa, south westshore, sunset park, close to the gandy bridge, that would get you 20 min from hcc and 30 from st pete beaches, if you want to push your 30 min commute then try st pete north of OLD NE, that should be just about 30 min depending on the time of day. Your other choice would be oldsmar , Palm Harbor you are pushing the 30 min limit, I would stay away from any commute where you have to cross the causeway or howard frankland, those can be 30 min plus by themselves.
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