I can understand your problem. When commuting on the Crosstown you are flowing with the traffic. You will have this same problem with coming from Pinellas Park you will be crossing with everyone else from Pinellas county. There are Three Bridges connecting Hillsborough and Pinellas--Gandy, Howard Franklin and Courtney Cambell if any bridge has a problem you get an overload on the other two. You should also know that Gandy will be under construction for sometime. Hope this helps you.
I am very familiar with the areas on the other side of Gandy and have sold plenty of property there. Depending on your price range, you could end up in any of the great areas along 4th Street near the water or in Pinellas Park.
At any rate, I have made the drive to MacDill for over 20 years from all over town and I agree, the Brandon trek is my least favorite.
Gary De Pury
Bay Vista Realty
Director, Florida Association of REALTORSÂ®
Chairman, Communications Committee; GTAR
just a suggestion for you, have you considered the Port Tampa area? near Macdill South of South Tampa? It is a great area, that is continuously improving.
westshore club II is a great area on the hillsborough side.
I am not overly familar with Pinellas county but my realtor friend Cyndee Haydon is sandbarstosunsets.com
Northwestern Hillsborough County the Westchase area is similar to New Tampa with newer neighborhoods and about 30 minutes to Macdill. Northeastern Pinellas County the East Lake area and Palm Harbor are also excellent choices. Both are close to Macdill and and have great schools!
Contact me and I can get you started.
If you like New Tampa, don't discount Oldsmar in Pinellas County too. I think that it is good value and a reasonably easy commute to Macdill. When there are accidents on the bridge, it can hold up traffic for a long time.
I work locally. Feel free to contact me at 813-401-8078.