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Old 10-26-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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Hey there,

We're moving to Tampa soon and I'd love suggestions on neighborhoods that would appeal to young professionals with children. I'm not really interested in being too far from South Tampa, but can't afford Hyde Park, Davis Island, etc... Our price range is $300-500k. We have friends in South Tampa but family in Palm Harbor.

My ideal situation would be to build new construction... I've found options in Citrus Park (near Old Memorial Golf Course), Carrollwood, and downtown St. Pete. I am not at all familiar with any of those areas. Very familiar with Westchase and the Pinellas suburbs, as we have family there.

Between Carrollwood and Citrus Park, which would be more ideal for social, young professionals with a small child?

Appreciate any suggestions!! Thank you!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Treasure Island Fl
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Don't know how you feel about town homes, but they are starting to build a ton of them, just north of Kennedy, between Lois and Westshore. It's a pretty nice area and centrally located.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Hey there,

We're moving to Tampa soon and I'd love suggestions on neighborhoods that would appeal to young professionals with children. I'm not really interested in being too far from South Tampa, but can't afford Hyde Park, Davis Island, etc... Our price range is $300-500k. We have friends in South Tampa but family in Palm Harbor.

My ideal situation would be to build new construction... I've found options in Citrus Park (near Old Memorial Golf Course), Carrollwood, and downtown St. Pete. I am not at all familiar with any of those areas. Very familiar with Westchase and the Pinellas suburbs, as we have family there.

Between Carrollwood and Citrus Park, which would be more ideal for social, young professionals with a small child?

Appreciate any suggestions!! Thank you!
I would choose citrus park over most of carrolwood except old carrolwood which is really quaint and nice. It seems to me that in your price range you could find something in south Tampa, Palma ceia west, Virginia park, belmar shores are all neighborhoods that should be in that range, like the previous poster said the see north of Kennedy but south of Cass is up and coming, but i would b rather be between himes and Armenia and south of Cass that gives you a central location and south Tampa schools/social life
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Terra
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You should be able to find a decent place at 3-500K... how big of a house were you needing? lol.

I suppose you could try north of Kennedy, south of 275, and west of Howard. I believe Plant district starts south of Cass St. but the selections are limited. However, you could score cheaper housing in a good area if you are lucky.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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There's some nice homes in that range in old Carrollwood (on the map in the areas surrounding Lake Carroll). I'm not sure about schools though so that might be an issue. There is a very wide price range, and therefore income range, on the communities situated off Armenia so the schools may not be so good if you're looking at public.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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oldsmar and north on racetrack
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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Have you purchased yet? Lennar is the top builder in the area for new construction and you have a huge savings for Electric Bills etc, and the homes are within your range! Its great starting point, before you purchase a higher end custom home.

Please allow me to help if you need anything.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of Lennar, unless you like neighborhoods full of homes that all look the same, typically constructed in a hurry and low to medium quality at best. I bought a Lennar build in Tampa Palms back in 2002 and it's had numerous issues, as have many of the other homes in the neighborhood, related to poor quality control/supervision and components. They also tend to only let you customize by way of what's in their book of options. As an example of this, and the lack of construction supervision, they wouldn't pre-wire for whole house A/V, ceiling speakers or allow me to add additional network cabling to all the rooms. I went to the house myself during construction on a day they were off and ran all the cabling I needed myself; it was a significant amount of cabling and no one ever said anything about it; the drywall guys even cut the holes for the boxes I added lol. I waited anxiously to get a call about hmm we noticed there's four more wall receptacles in every room and these weird cables running to all the ceilings, but it never came.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:40 AM
 
Location: The Villages, Florida
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Hey there,

We're moving to Tampa soon and I'd love suggestions on neighborhoods that would appeal to young professionals with children. I'm not really interested in being too far from South Tampa, but can't afford Hyde Park, Davis Island, etc... Our price range is $300-500k. We have friends in South Tampa but family in Palm Harbor.

My ideal situation would be to build new construction... I've found options in Citrus Park (near Old Memorial Golf Course), Carrollwood, and downtown St. Pete. I am not at all familiar with any of those areas. Very familiar with Westchase and the Pinellas suburbs, as we have family there.

Between Carrollwood and Citrus Park, which would be more ideal for social, young professionals with a small child?

Appreciate any suggestions!! Thank you!
If you are looking in the South Shore, check out Mirabay in Apollo Beach where we live (we moved from Powder Springs late last year):

MiraBay by Newland Communities | Waterfront Living | New Homes for Sale | Tampa, FL
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Wantagh, NY
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If you are looking in the South Shore, check out Mirabay in Apollo Beach where we live (we moved from Powder Springs late last year):

MiraBay by Newland Communities | Waterfront Living | New Homes for Sale | Tampa, FL
Are they currently building in the community? Any idea how much the maintenace fees are?
Thanks
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