A great place to live in the Tampa area is Palm Harbor and has one of the best schools in the area, Palm Harbor International Baccalaureate High School. In addition to this check out the Pinellas County Public Schools website https://www.pcsb.org and search for A-rated schools. It is also good to know that counties in Florida have what's known as "school choice" so you can choose any school in the county to have your child go to. There is an application process for this but important for you to know as you choose where to live. Another suggestion is to choose a couple of schools that you may want to see your kids go to and call to speak to the Principal. Ask how involved is the Parent Association and what is the average experience/tenure of teachers at that school. This will give you an idea of the turnover and better understanding of the environment within the school. Also, many Principals will give you a tour if you ask them.
My partner, Julie is also an educator and has been for over 13 years in the Tampa area so she is very knowledgeable about the schools and programs that are offered.
If the job opportunity becomes available and a move to Tampa is in your families future please feel free to reach out to us for any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you and have a great weekend,
Stan Nedelko and Julie Banks, Realtors
When you state above "near the beach", what time or distance did you want to travel to get to the beach?? Once I get this, I can give you areas that meet your other conditions. The realtor below, is stating communities in Hillsborough county, that are at least 40 minutes to an hour to get to the beach on a good day. There are areas closer that will also give the same result on your requirements. Also, there is a cost;/benefit relationship with the areas he is touting, which may not meet your budget or loan approval. Having relocated here 10 years ago, I know what issues you are facing. Also, knowing the location of the job in regards to commutes, I have found, is also a very big factor in the location of where you would be willing to purchase a home. I would like to talk with you to get a better idea of your needs.
Please feel free to contact me.
I would recommend living in South Tampa, Hyde Park, and Westchase communities. All of these areas have highly rated schools and they are centrally located to downtown Tampa and just about all of the communities within the Greater Tampa Bay area. If you have any specific questions or concerns please feel free to call or email me at any time that is best for you.
I work with a lot of people relocating to Tampa and in fact I am working with 3 families right now that are purchasing homes and relocating here. Tampa is an excellent city and has so many things to offer. If you don't have a Realtor already I would love the opportunity to at least give you a tour of Tampa so that you can see all of the areas and decide on which communities and area would work best for you and your family.
Cody Powell, Broker
CDPE, CIAS, LCAM
J. Powell Enterprises, LLC
To be near the beach consider living in Pinellas, Manatee or Sarasota counties. These counties are located far west and have coast lines that offer public beaches.
Once you decide on a county, the schools and neighborhoods can be shared with you for your review and consideration.
Brock Realty Inc.
Visit http://www.brockrealty-inc.com where you can sign up for a FREE Listing book account which allows you to search the MLS in real time and receive morning reports on new listings, current pendings and recent solds.
I would highly recommend moving to the Hyde Park, South Tampa, Davis Island/Harbor Island. These areas are some of the best while also being close to the water. The school systems are some of the best in Tampa. They are also close to many various community activities that go on down town and in the Parks. From music festivals to farmers markets you and your children would enjoy the area. Please let me know if you need any assitsance with financing. I am a Senior Loan Officer and would love to get you a pre-approval letter so that when you do move you can shop with confidence.
Please feel free to visit my website and request a quote or call me at 813-316-2172
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