I will start with Wesley Chapel; it is a diverse community with numerous subdivisions that offer a variety of homes and life styles as most of the areas surrounding Tampa do. You might want to expand your search to some of the other areas as well, you have Wesley Chapel which is where Country Walk is along with dozens of other communities, Go a little west and you have Lutz, and Land o Lakes which are due north of Tampa and offer the same type homes and like subdivisions. A little west is Carrollwood and Odessa areas. All are just as close if not closer to Tampa. I have lived here with my family for 32 years and favor the Lutz area as well as Land o Lakes, much shorter time to get into town and offer so much as well. I find that prices through out all the areas are comparable along with the homes. I do not live in a subdivision, as this is our preference. (Some HOA can be challenging) Be Aware Country walk does have an HOA fee also some of the homes have a monthly maintenace fee and some also have a CDD fee added into you taxes, not all they vary. It goes for most subdivision. In some places you get allot of extra features for the extra cost. Do your homework and I do believe you will find Tampa Bay is an excellent place to call home. No matter what side of town you live on. If you have any questions I will be glad to answer to the best of my abilities. Drop me an email.
Have a Great Day
I have lived in Wesley Chapel for 15 years and have watched it grow from the cow pasture it once was to the wonderful family oriented community it has become today. I believe Country Walk is a great place to live if you don't mind the the traffic congestion. If I could suggest a community not far from Country Walk that is much more accessible to the interstate/shopping/dining and has a great elementary school, it is Seven Oaks. If you would like me to send you homes for sale in Seven Oaks or any other community in Wesley Chapel, please email me and I will send them to you.
People's Choice Realty
I am not a realtor, I am a home owner in Wesley Chapel and I love it here. I have seen huge growth & look forward to the new mall & hospital that will be here soon. My husband and I recently purchased vacant property to build our final home, since we love it so much we're going to stay indefinitely. I'm sure once you get here, you'll feel the same way.
You are in the service and stationed in Japan? My uncle was too, he met his wife, had 2 beautiful children, came back to the states, and now that his son has began college, he's moving back. He just loved the country & the culture.
Anyway, enough about that. I live in a community called Lexington Oaks right on the water on the golf course. It's gorgeous here. This neighborhood is located on 54 too. You should consider this community because it is on the side of 75 where the traffic is NOT congested, I-75 & 54 are very close so any commute you may need to make should be relatively easy. Check out my pics & let me know what you think. This house is for sale-our property for our future home is right down the street. Website with pictures: http://Infotube.net/195625 Best of luck to you! I hope you find what you're looking for.
M Lorenzo Call if you have any questions. 813-991-9692
I would be happy to help if you're not already associated with a realtor. My husband is retired from the Navy, so I understand the difficulties of finding a house from afar. Another consideration is, how long would you be in the area? Are you sure you would want to PURCHASE a home or if you'll only be here a short time, would renting make more sense. We also have a property management department, with rental properties.
Ann Benigno, Realtor, Prudential Tropical Realty, 813-857-3262
I've lived in Wesley Chapel for the past 6 years and I have seen and experienced the wonderful development and growth take place. There's progressive efforts for the completion on total three (3) shopping areas within a 7 mile range of Country Walk Community in the next 2 years, where two (2) of the shopping areas are due for completion by December 2008. As with anything of growth by volume in the area of housing and community services patience is a virtue and the planned benefits are expected to be well received. The community of Country Walk is beautiful and conveniently located near great schools (Elem, Middle and High) all new within the last 3 years. Also there's a new Wesley Chapel Sports Park Complex within 2 miles offering: 120 acre park, 10 ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground and more. Currently the builders are still actively constructing new homes as well as pre-owned homes at good list prices. I am an agent located within 5 miles from County Walk Community.
Wanda Crosley Tyus, Realtor
Century 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
The County has the plans for the new roads to reduce this current congestion, though due to the market downturn and a couple of major community projects, stating how much time is needed, is questionable.
Wesley Chapel has good potential and the pricing is the best in the area, though you will have to withstand the growing pains of development and the County's slow progress for the road improvements.
The side of Wesley Chapel - West of I-75 is better and Land O Lakes already has the road improvement done. The Mall is the large attraction to this area. The Mall is still under construction.
The schools here is Florida, as a whole, are under immense pressure, though Pasco county has been progressing with their plan of building new schools. This does come at the County's own pace.
Not sure if this helps and I am sure that some others will give you their respective opinion on the area.
Weichert, Realtors Westshore