Winthrop is a good location. Easy access to I 75 for down town Tampa commute of south to the gulf beaches. It is a few miles from the Brandon Mall and situated near single family homes and appartment complexes. It depends on what you are looking for. It is in a great school district if that is a concern to you however due to the location, it is also a very busy area, traffic wise.
If you are looking for something a little quieter, I would recommend a little futher south in Riverview such as Avelar Creek, Rivercrest, or Summerfield Crossings. If you are interested in a custom home in a gated community, I would suggest Alafia Cove in Riverview. Approx. 10 mins. from Winthrop.
Contact me if you have any more questions or would like to know how to save some money on new construction.