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Old 10-01-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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I am a 28 yr old with a husband and 2 children ages 13 and 9 .I am moving to Fl at the end of this month. I am in the process of renting a house in the Valrico/Bloomingdale area. Good or bad? So far my researches say good but I need to be sure.Any comments are greatly appreciated!Thanks
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Valrico is a good area. It's peaceful and close to shopping and such. Not only that but you are not that far from Tampa if you need or want to go there. I live in Brandon and like it as well. It's close to a lot and also not too far from sporting events and nightlife! I think the area is great for families (and I have a 6yr old and one being delivered on Nov. 18th). Welcome!
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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I've worked with 4 families who moved into that area. Two of the four asked specifically for Bloomingdale. It's a little strange that Bloomingdale Avenue is classified as Riverview to the West, and Valrico to the East. The area around Gornto Road has really exploded with growth the past few years and the new walkable retail area they're creating is nice, too.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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I agree, and I live around Gornto, it's close to everything. I like it in this area.

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I've worked with 4 families who moved into that area. Two of the four asked specifically for Bloomingdale. It's a little strange that Bloomingdale Avenue is classified as Riverview to the West, and Valrico to the East. The area around Gornto Road has really exploded with growth the past few years and the new walkable retail area they're creating is nice, too.
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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According to Sperling's "Best Places to Raise Your Family", Valrico is on the list of top 100 places. I agree! We've lived in the Brandon/Valrico/Bloomingdale area for the past 15 years and raised our daughter here. Very good schools (particularly Buckhorn Elementary, Burns Middle School and Bloomingdale High School), many organized youth sports, great YMCA with oodles of programs. The Florida summer heat can take some getting used to, but most of the year it's beautiful and I think you and your family will enjoy it here. Good luck!
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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I've lived in this area for 34 years. Valrico is right down the road from me. It's a decent area. Close to everything, decent schools. To me, both the Bloomingdale and Valrico areas are pretty nice. Both of the areas have experienced a lot of growth in the last few years. It's a great time to buy a house right now--plenty for sale at fantastic prices.
Anyway--good luck. By the way--in my opinion--October is one of the better months to be in Florida--great weather, you'll love it.
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