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Steve Porter, Both Buyer and Seller in Wadsworth, OH

where in tampa is there a good area?

Asked by Steve Porter, Wadsworth, OH Thu Jan 14, 2010

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Hey Steve,

Good in relative to the person asking the question. What's good for the goose isn't necessarily good for the gander.

There are two great site that you can go to for information so you can determine the best areas.

1. This site has great information on communities and demographics.
2. Front Door. This site has some good info on subdivisions and historic districts.

If your interested in any specific places feel free to contact me via email. I have data and city guides on all the subdivisions in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 3, 2010
Tampa is full of not just good, but GREAT areas! Do you want to be on the water? Are you concerned about schools? Do you want to have the easiest commute to work? How important are lifestyle and community activities to you?
Fishhawk has A-Rated schools with park-like subdivisions and a community waterpark, parks, walking/biking trails and a "Disney-type" quaint downtown area. Bloomingdale has A-Rated schools, community YMCA with exceptional programs for families and individuals (includug a giant heated pool and it's own little waterpark) and there is an excellent golf course. Riverhills is almost the same, but a gated golfcourse community. New Tampa, still very similar, but several gated and non-gated communites, but very nice. South Tampa has it own charm with many older homes. There are nice condo developements throughout the area. For example, in the Little Harbor/Bahia Del Sol area, you can live in a Bay front unit for just over $200K. Lots of nice places and some exceptional deals if you shop around.
Good luck with your search for a home!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
My kids love Fishhawk Ranch. A rated schools, sports and activities every day of the year.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 26, 2010
After a great deal of search and soul searching, I settled on New Tampa. It is far from water, far from the airport, far from downtown, but it is live, convenient, affordable and away from the busy downtown. By the same token, for entirely the opposite reasons, my son bought a home in South Tampa!! I am 70 and my son is 34. Now you know why we think differently. No matter where you buy, Tampa is live, vibrant and a dynamic city. Good Luck.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 16, 2010
Hi Steve, it seems like such a simple question, all you want to know is where are the "good" areas. You know
just like with everything else in life each individual's needs, requirements and likes are different. For some a "good" area is close to transportation, or close to schools, or on the water, on the river and I can go on and on.

So here is my suggestion, connect with a Tampa area Realtor (e-mail me if you need recommendations) that Realtor will be able to narrow down areas for you depending on your search criteria, i.e. based on your price, size of home, style of home and other in the home needed amenities, he or she will be able to point out to you where the schools are located, train stations etc. - and for all other concerns even though the agent is NOT permitted by law to steer you into one area or another by, he or she will be able to direct you to the right authorities, websites etc. where you can get your detailed information to make then your own assessments and decisions to where you want to explore your home purchasing options in the Tampa area.

I hope this helps you a little....
Good luck with your home search and a happy and prosperous New Year to you and yours.
Edith Karoline YourRealtor4Life! & Chicago Connection
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
Steve, what is your criteria? Schools, social, work location? Tampa is rather spread out. South Tampa is generally where most career oriented buyers want. What about you?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
Steve, I just wanted to add a link to a blog post I wrote about finding the best location for your Tampa Bay home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
The favorite area of Tampa is still South Tampa. The convenience of being no more than 10-15 minutes away from anything you need in life, does attract many Buyers coming to our area. Restaurants, shopping (two malls), downtown, Sports (Football & Ice Hockey) + an International airport right next door are some of the phenomenal features of South Tampa. Oops, I forgot that we are surrounded by water, and only 35-40 minutes from some of the best beaches in America!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
Many great places in Tampa. I do get plenty of buyers for the New Tampa area (33647). It is a up and coming area with good schools. Let me know if I can help you find the perfect home for you.

Christina Barone
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
Dear Steve Porter,
There are many communities in and around Tampa that are great places to live. It all depends on how much you want to spend and what kinds of amenities you are looking for. If you would like just give me a call and
we can discuss your needs - I would be happy to find you a great home!
Brigitte Lukas-Szabady
Broker-Associate, ASP-Accredited Staging Professional
Realty Executives-Suncoast
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
"A good area" in Tampa will depend upon your price range and your additional requirements (such as school district, low crime, ammenities, close proximity to shopping, restaurants, etc). Call (800) 975-7205 to speak to a dedicated Tampa buyer specialist who can help you decide which area to live in.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
There are many great places to live in Tampa it really depends on your lifestyle. There are communities for those who like Golf, the arts, great dining, nightlife or a perfect tree lined street to raise a family. Tell me your lifestyle and I can help point you in the right direction. You can reach me anytime at 813-240-2615 or via email at
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