Some people are willing to give up a big piece of land in order to be near the beach.
South Tampa is a nice quite laid back community.
Lutz, in north Tampa is very nice and quiet. It all depends!
What you have in mind?
Outdoors? Social Gatherings? Dinning? Watersports? Golf?
You name it we got it!
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Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
There are other communities away from the city Fishhawk is a nice community with miles of natural trails, a water park, and beautiful homes. You have that laid back feeling with several events during the year that keep the community together.
Sun City Center has a golf course, and is an adult community. Apollo Beach might give you access to the gulf if you have a boat, but I don't see to much community activity as you can find in other areas of tampa bay.
Saint Pete and Clearwater, can offer you access to the beaches, also very nice areas there, and more activities since they are bigger areas.
It all depends what you are looking for, I hope this helps.
I'll be happy to help if you need assistance.