Lithia/Fishhawk is great, Riverview and Apollo Beach also have great communities. Check out my website for listings and school information at http://www.riverviewrealtor.com. Good Luck. Susan
If your still there, Tampa has allot of good schools, I have lived in the North Tampa area (Lutz) for over 30 years and had my 3 children go thru the public school system. All of which I am proud to say have gotten full scholarships. The school does make a difference but more important is the extra work a family will put into their learning. The schools put forth the material and instruction but it is up to the student to learn.
All my children went to Lutz elementary and then Gaither high school. Not the highest rated, but great schools.
My youngest daughter just graduated USF with a degree in Math and made the deanâ€™s list. (She must get all those smarts from her mom) I think most of the schools are good just don't pick one that has a failing grade. This website should help. http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/rankings.pl/fl/ you might have to copy and paste it. Youâ€™re not too far from the AFB from the north side of town. I am sure you will enjoy living in Tampa you can also look up all Florida schools from my website if you wish. enjoy Ron
If you are looking in the Riverview area, that is my specialty. Not only have my children attended the schools in that area, I also served on the boundary committee in order to get my community zoned into the best schools. I have served on Boards of six area schools and currently live in FishHawk Ranch where the schools are all A Rated and there are many military families in this community. Please be sure to check it out!! Also, feel free to visit my website or contact me for a personal tour of the area. Good luck! Lynn Seevers, Keller Williams Realty
I know what you mean about the email. I know the time difference is extreme (I was just in Hawaii and am heading the opposite way soon). I've got an AF friend who was stationed in Okinawa and retired here in Riverview and works at CENTCOM with me. Check back later, I'll open up a yahoo email and than send you my work one.
I live myself in S. Tampa, and definetely would say it's generally a great living all around, maybe with exception of S. Manahatthan, below Montgomery.
in the 300' range you could easily live in the 33629, 33611, 33616 and 33609; below Kennedy and within less than 45 minutes to MCdill AFB.
I do avail some properties for your consideration, or I would be more than glad to perform a custom search.
Schools in those zip codes are mostly "A" rated and include Plant High School.
I'm just assuming you're in the force, therefore getting a VA loan would be great because of the benefits, just to mention 1.......0% down.
Feel free to visit my site or call me for assistance, 813-785-7529
Nathan may be correct in commute times based on traffic, however your Bang for your Buck, most for your money in home size would not be South Tampa. In Brandon the average listing price for a 2000 sq ft home is $218K. in South tampa your looking at probably 1500-1600 sq ft....