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Old 09-18-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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I lived in Lakeland back in 2001-2003 .. I then moved to the UK, but now I am planning to return (I miss the sun, the UK is sooo dreary and boring)

I only lived there for 2 years, so my knowledge is limited, if one is planning to work in Tampa, and with a budget of 200-230k for a house, where is my best option to live on ? my main concern is to live on a safe area for my kids with good schools, and middle class neighborhoods ... but I'd rather not have to live on a community (damm fee's add up), with a commute to Tampa of perhaps 30-40 minutes max.

Any advises ?

Carlos
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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I suggest Riverview, nice communities, good schools, and you can find reasonably priced houses. I'll be moving out that way (I am in Brandon) after the holidays.
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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Thanks, adding Riverview to my "check" list

Any ZIP codes in riverview one must choose over others ? example I know Lakerland 33813 (south lakeland, christina area) is the must have on that town .. but dont want to limit the choices (or choose the wrong place for my kids)
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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You can have a 30-40 minute commute while living IN Tampa. And do you know how much it will cost to commute from Lakeland?

Pick a neighborhood after you know where you are going to work. There are plenty of safe places to live that won't suck all the life out of you with a commute. An you will still have energy to spend time with your kids after you get home at the end of the day.


What I or anyone else likes in a neighborhood may not be what you like. Rent a house for a while and spend your evenings and weekends exploring the community and the leads you get here.

Best of luck to you.

GC
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Thanks, adding Riverview to my "check" list

Any ZIP codes in riverview one must choose over others ? example I know Lakerland 33813 (south lakeland, christina area) is the must have on that town .. but dont want to limit the choices (or choose the wrong place for my kids)
I love the Riverview area. Try 33578 and 33569.
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