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Amanda, Home Buyer in Riverview, FL

Does anyone know anything about Avelar Creek? We are looking to buy a house there and not sure about the type of people that live in the community.

Asked by Amanda, Riverview, FL Tue Apr 17, 2012

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Hippies mostly. The place reeks of Patchouli.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 14, 2012
I live in Avelar Creek and we have not had any issue with crimes of any kind. The neighborhood is still under construction but homes are going fast. We decided to build a home rather than buy an existing home, due to the financing options for new homes. We got a great deal on closing costs. We also felt we are close to the main road, which makes commuting for our jobs easy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2012
Hi Amanda- I second Ethel's answer. You're better off by driving the community so you can see it yourself. I also recommend my clients to go to Sheriff's office website to find information about crime in the area. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 26, 2012
I agree with Andrew. Driving through a community at different times of day provides firsthand knowledge of the area. You can also check for statistics, check the local newspaper Tampa Tribune for crime report by zip code and the Hillsborough county sheriff’s office has a crime mapping website at It is interactive and allows you to concentrate on areas of interest. Let’s also not forget Trulia's crime map which, like the sheriff’s office, includes a color coded map to visually show where crimes occur most often (
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
Hello Amanda,

I would recommend driving around the community at different times of the day. Check it out in the morning and evening. Also during the week and weekends. Majority of the owners in the community do occupy their properties.

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have.

Andrew Schmitt
Yellowfin Realty
Sales Associate / Property Manager
Cell: 813-857-1543
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
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