Brock Realty Inc.
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All areas you listed are family friendly locations. you wont be disappointed with either of the locations. I would recommend coming for a short visit to map out where you and the family would feel more at home. Gives you the chance to drive around, maybe see the distance if you are relocating for work reasons.
West Chase or Odessa would be the closes to the airport and International Mall and the shortest distance to the beaches. Closer to the City.
Lutz/Land O Lakes would be your mid-point- close to sun coast parkway expressway
New Tampa would be your far point, but it one of the most desirable areas for family's. New Mall, New Hospital coming soon and many New Home builders if you want to buy a new home.
Also South Tampa has some good areas, but the price per sq ft is much higher, due to the fact it's considered retro place to live.Close to the city,good food and night life.
All areas have easy access to Major Highways, so you will no major issues going back and fourth.
I am a proud native of Tampa! I can definitely assist you in the transition.
I would like to know the following:
Jospeh, what area will you be traveling to daily for employment if applicable?
The areas you have mentioned are great, however i would think that distance has alot to do with the decision at this time. In many areas there are excellent private schools, montesorri, independent day schools etc.
Do you have any planned trips to the area? I would love to take you on a tour of the City to help map out the area and your school choices and employer.
Our office specializes in relocation particularly as the result of the agent being the wife of a future hall of fame baseball player, whom has traveled from state to state with little ones. Education, location,distance is always a major concern.
Please feel free to contact me to coordinate the tour.
I relocated from Chicago 6 years agao. I have lived in Carrollwood and Westchase. Both are great areas. I bought a home in Land O Lakes because I got more land for a more reasonable price. All of the areas you mentioned are great areas and family friendly. I also recommend visiting first so you can get a feel for each area. Good luck in your search.
Congratulations on choosing Florida to be your next home!!! The areas you're looking for are great! I'm a New Home Consultant for Lennar and we great schools (according to our homeowners). We have excellent promotions and prices available for your time frame! I recommend you go to the school district websites to find out more about the school ratings. Our communities offer a very nice environment. Hope you find the best place for you and your family. I will be happy to send you information about new homes if you're interested. Good luck!!!
Senior New Home Consultant
I can certainly help you with that information. I have 2 children who attend/attended private schools. My niece and nephew also attended different private schools in the area. My son has been playing sports year round for many years and lives for water sports! My daughter attends college and works part time at a gymnasium that holds summer camps, birthday parties, gymnastic lessons etc. So we are all always involved in a family activity.
Before becoming a Realtor I was a preschool teacher and nanny so I definitely am familiar with family friendly areas. We are in Pinellas County. I think you would love this area of Tampa Bay. Especially Palm Harbor. The public schools in the Palm Harbor area are highly rated as well.
We have many state parks and beaches to choose from in Pinellas. And we still are only 20 minutes from Tampa or less than 2 hours to Orlando.
Also, my brother used to live in Chicago. He loves his neighborhood in St. Pete where he lives with his wife and also has 2 childen under 9.
Yes, I do think you will find the area to be as family friendly as it seems!
Please let me know if you would like details about the private schools or neighborhoods you mentioned, as well as some others just over the line in Pinellas.
I would enjoy helping your family.
Kirsten Realty Inc
I understand your moving to a whole new area with young children can be a difficult choice.
We moved from Philadelphia 10 years ago and weren't sure if it was best to rent and see if we liked the community or buy. Luckily we found Tampa Palms in New Tampa. We love living here!. The elementary school is within the community itself. We started out in a private school but our daughter wanted to go to school with her friends in the community so we gave Tampa Palms Elementary a try and she loved it. The other aears you mentioned have nice communities and are located closer to downtown\airport. I would also take into consideration your commute. Below is a webiste that has a directory of private schools.
Another area you might want to consider is Wesley Chapel. There is a very nice community Seven Oaks.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you and your family.
Florida Executive Realty
I have been relocating families for over 20years. I have a 10 year old boy attending Carrollwood Day School. This school is an IB school attracting families from all the areas you have mentioned, which also happen to be areas where I specialize. I tour the other private schools on a regular basis to stay current for my customers and to keep myself in the know. After all Joseph, it sounds like you are similar to my other clients who are looking for a lifestyle not just a house.
Margaret Weiss G.R.I.
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
Cell 813 294 5825
Dao Alderman, Realtor, CPMS, CSP, TRC, CRS
Keller Williams Realty, New Tampa
I would love to help you find a home in Tampa that you and your family would love. I consider myself an expert in the schools here. I have 4 children and they are all currently enrolled in private schools in Tampa. Please call me with any questions. Thanks! Michelle Fitz-Randolph (813)263-7334
Having relocated from the Chicago area ourselves a few years back, we understand what you are asking. Please feel free to contact us so that we can discuss all of your questions.
Look forward to hearing from you.