I appreciate the responses that have been given, but please let me clarify my question. I have lived in Tampa before (Brandon actually) and am familiar with the area as I have family in New Tampa. My question pertains to the Pinellas side of the Gandy Bridge - I never ventured over the Gandy much when I lived in the area previously. What I specifically want to know is what that area is like. I am all too familiar with traffic in the Tampa Bay area. I commuted to MacDill via the Crosstown for four years. As a side note, to all potential home buyers not familiar with the area, Realtors apparently have cars that hover over the bumper-to-bumper crawl across the Crosstown. They seem to all say that the drive to MacDill from Brandon is 20 minutes. It is, at 3 am on Sundays. In the real world, count on 45 minutes - 1 hour. I guess what I am hoping to get as a response is a realistic, specific answer to the question posed - perhaps from someone who actually commutes across Gandy everyday and is specifically familiar with the Pinellas side. I appreciate the recommendations for Westchase, Oldsmar, etc., but have ruled them out as too long of a commute.