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Julieanne, Home Buyer in Huntsville, AL

I am interested in golf course communities within easy commute to Macdill AFB?? 250-300k

Asked by Julieanne, Huntsville, AL Tue May 31, 2011

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Hi Julie Anne,

Welcome to Tampa Bay! We relocated here from Honolulu when my husband went to work at MacDill in 1995.

I can also recommend The Eagles, Westchase and Eastlake Woodlands. You have to be careful with some of the planned communities because many have very costly extra Community Development District Taxes that can add an extra $3,000 on top of your regular property taxes.

Also with newer homes 2002 (and newer) you have to be very cautious about Toxic Chinese Drywall. Some areas of Brandon and Valrico also have incidences of Radon Gas. In Pasco County you may see other perils such as sinkholes and have very costly homeowners insurance as a result.

I specialize in Westchase (33626), The Eagles (33556) and Eastlake Woodlands (34677) and live in this area. You're welcome to sign up for a FREE ListingBook account to search "like a Realtor" on my website:


All the best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
Westchase Office
13045 Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33626
Web Reference: http://www.SoldOnTampa.com
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You can click on the link below to find golf course communities and maps, to help judge the distance to Mac Dill. Just click "Golf Course Homes" on the top left, then choose your price range. It couldn't be simpler. Let me know if I can help you find a home...
Web Reference: http://tampahouse1.com
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Temple Terrace, eight miles from downtown Tampa, is one of the oldest Mediterranean Revival golf course communities in the US. It's course was designed by Tom Bendelow in 1920 and is being nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.
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Julieanne, how far from the base do you want to be at maximum! less than an hour, half hour, 15 minutes? let me know and give me a call and I will line up everything available in that time span!
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i know a great community in Florida that deals with golfing, and if you would like to buy a home their please contact me at 9173704312
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you might look in the Bloomingdale or Fishhawk. Many military families choose the area. Possibilities to commute to MacDill : by car, car pool, van pool, or w/the MacDill express bus. 3 golf course communities. Good schools (the reason we moved from Germany to this area).
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There are plenty of golf courses in the Tampa Bay area and communities that you can choose from. I am a certified USAA agent for Coldwell Banker and have worked with the military in the USAA program. I would be happy to speak with you.

Maria Estrada Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential R.E.
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My two favorite golf course communities are Westchase and Feather Sound. It all depends on what you consider easy commute.
Let me know and I will email you listings in golf course communities close to Macdill.
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Hi Julieanne,
Great question and it seems like you have many choices as Tampa definitely has an abundance of golf courses. Having worked for 19 years with the US military in Bamberg-Germany I know how hard it is to find a good local golf course for those days off. You will have no problem here, trust me, I'm a golfer...
Should you require more specific information drop me an email with a contact number and I can call you to assist. Alternatively if you want to search independently, you can log into my listing book account below and access up to date listings in areas of your choice.

Have a great day,


Warren Ring

Email: warren@homefindertampa.com
Cell: (813) 220 2401
Office: (813) 749 0875
Fax: (813) 749 7177

Re/Max Action First

13033 W. Linebaugh Ave,
Westchase Commons,
Tampa - Florida, 33626.

"In Today's Real Estate Market You need some Luck "
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Hi julieanne,

Being ex military myself I know how difficult it can be to find the right home adjacent to work. There are many communities no so far from the base.It's finding the right one that has everything you are looking for (size f home,home layout,pool,gated,golfcourse,near shopping,restaurants,good schools if needed, and of-course future resale value understanding if you are military you might get mobilized at any time so you want somewhere that can sell fairly quickly..etc...Let me know if I can assist you in finding not just the golfcourse but the perfect picture for you..

Ben Suarez
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Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club is the best kept secret in Hillsborough County! It is the only private club in the surrounding area. Give me a call for more information.

Cathy DesMarais
Prudential Tropical Realty
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I can think of quite a few. Palma Ceia, Westchase, Eastlake Woodlands, Feather Sound, Cheval, to name a few. The question I have is your definition of 'easy commute'. They are all easy commutes, it is just the length of time during certain parts of the day. Hope this helps.
We would be happy to work with you in your relocation to Macdill.

Bill and Lois Szydlowski
Future Home Realty, Inc.
Web Reference: http://www.tampamyhome.com
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Hi Julieanne. Pinellas County is home to many beautiful golf courses and is minutes to MacDill. Many residents in Tampa come to Pinellas County for the white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Please see http://www.golfable.com/golfcourses/county/Pinellas_County_FL. The Pinellas neighborhood of Feather Sound and beautiful Mangrove Bay Course is just a short ride across the bridge in NE St. Petersburg. If Pinellas County is your home search destination, please contact me at 727-541-3743.

Darla Schroeder, Realtor, CIPS*, GRI, e-PRO
Certified International Property Specialist
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Please feel free to call me - I specialize in Tampa & St. Petersburg and have a list of golf course homes on my website at http://www.tamparealestatefinder.com/Tampa-Golf.php

Best of luck with your home search!

Liane Jamason
Keller Williams Realty
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Hi Julieanne,

I have a fabulous Temple Terrace pool home, not yet even on the market. It's a 4/3, with 2 car attached garage plus ANOTHER detached, air conditioned 2 car garage/workshop on super big lot, completely renovated and ready for immediate occupancy. Temple Terrace is a community built completely around a beautiful golf course near the beautiful Hillsborough River with a super easy commute to Tampa. I should have pictures this week.

There are many golf course communities, both public and private, within easy commute of MacDill.

Please give me a call at 813-244-7424 or email directly at rich.guagliardo@gmail.com.

Looking forward to speaking with you.
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Hello Julieanne, Firstly appreciate your service to the nation and keeping us safe. I can help you in your real estate search. if you can either e-mail me your criterion such as your wants and your needs, your long term and short term goals etc.. My e-mail is : rakeshp233@yahoo.com or better yet if I get your contact number I truly appreciate it. You can also contact me directly at my cell phone number 407-625-6053.
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There are several master planned communities in the Tampa Bay Area that are easy commutes to Macdill AFB. I'll be glad to email all the properties that match your home criterior. Just email me more specifics on the home you're looking for.


Peter J. Butera P.A., REALTOR(r)
Future Home Realty, Inc.
Tampa, Florida
Office: 813-961-5456
Cell: 813-928-7878
Email: pbutera@tampabay.rr.com
Websites: http://www.PeterButera.com
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There are a number of terrific public and private golf courses within a short drive from MacDill with home available in your price range. Visit http://www.jimandnancyward.com for your free Listingbook account to see available homes.
Nancy Ward
The Ward Team
Web Reference: http://JimandNancyWard.com
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