I am not a broker or seller, I live in the area. I am not in a subdivision or a mobile home. In 2001, we left the Hodges/JTB area and bought a few acres, had a home built and love the country life with our horses. Tidewater seems out of place. Most of the property out here consists of acreage/mobile homes or acreage/built homes, plus the middle income developments. In my opinion, homes like those in Tidewater (they are gorgeous) are found in more upscale areas. You'll have to travel to get any upscale shopping from here, but 295 makes that a breeze. I believe the number of lots available in Tidewater is due to the market crash. The area was being developed at an alarming rate until then. When it crashed, so did sales. And as a result, plans for improving roadways, shopping, etc. were scrubbed too.
By the way, we call the city's mosquito control to come spray for yellow flies in the spring. I don't think they can spray like that in Tidewater.
Amelia View is beautiful and much more settled than Tidewater. Probably due to the waterfront access and it's land mass. This area is not as desirable an area for high end homes as southside, nocatee, etc. so if you are planning to sell in the next 5-10 years, it may not be as easy as the areas mentioned above.
Hope this helps. Good Luck!... more