redona taylor, Renter in Tampa, FL

is this a bad area?

Asked by redona taylor, Tampa, FL Mon Jul 29, 2013

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Jennifer Guardiani’s answer
A bad area is really a personal opinion and not one a real estate agent can or should answer for you. It is really the buyers responsibility to do the due diligence and make the decision on what they are comfortable with.

What I would suggest is two things. One if you find a property you like visit this website and type in the zip code. It will give you all the data for the area. You can also look up the address on this site as well;jsessi…

Second I also suggest putting the address into google earth. You can get right down to the street level and get a feel for the neighborhood, what is around it etc. Then armed with the information you can make an personal educated decision. If you are local I would suggest driving the area either during the and also at night to get a feel as well.

I hope this helps. If you need anything else or have other questions feel free to call me, happy to help. My information is below.

Jennifer Guardiani
Vice President
Residential Services
The Gentile Group, LLC
28059 US Highway 19 North, Suite 302
Clearwater, Fl 33761
Office: 727-725-9999
Fax: 727-725-4736
Cell: 813-944-8852
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 10, 2013
as a person coming in from out of the area, I find it difficult to get in my head that a realtor does not have to answer why or why not an area/street is good or bad to be considered for buying. If I have a limited time to actually look, I feel the realtor should save me time & go the effort to make sure my safety is assured.
Flag Sat Jun 27, 2015
Redona Taylor: check the Hillsborough Sheriff's website for crime mapping:

type in the address of interest and see crime reports in the surrounding area.

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 5, 2013
This is a great area. Wesley Chapel is growing quickly. Beautiful new outdoor mall-Shoppes at Wiregrass, a state of the art hospital-Wesley Chapel Hospital, A rated schools according to the FL state report card system. Property values are increasing monthly and new construction is at a high, with the county finding it difficult to keep up with new building permits. Good luck with your move!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
Check the bottom of the listing. There's a crime tab that will give you specific information.

Margaret Hassani
Broker, Lightning Realty
Innovation and Experience
(813) 766-1501
Fax (813) 443-0118
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 10, 2013
One thing you can do to find out is look up the location via local law enforcement, crime and sexual offender websites.

This is a good place to start:

This will give you a real good idea of the area you are looking at. It is an individual decision and as the renter it is your job to do your due diligence.

Best of Luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 30, 2013
It's not a bad area, it's a really nice area. North of Kennedy is iffy, and down by MacDill is iffy, but this part of town, Hyde Park, has been a nice area for decades. It is really safe and well taken care of. It is very walkable, with many places to eat, shops, nightlife, grocery stories, and a health club.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 30, 2013
Not a bad area for location, only Minutes from USF, downtown and Busch Gardens.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 29, 2013
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