Hi, first of all congratulations on the relocation to Tampa area. I am an agent who is a native of the area. Depending on a few other key factors like proximity to work and some amenities of the neighborhood, you would like to reside in, there are many neighborhoods that may work for you and your family. While still being in close proximity to the beach. Tampa like Jacksonville has much to offer. Pinellas County has a little closer proximity to the beach and gives flexibility to the Downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg areas.
Before narrowing down a neighborhood, some some neighborhoods that may fit your criteria depending on square feet and price range, within close proximity to the beach are: S. Tampa, Westchase in Tampa, (Panther Trace, Fishhawk,and MiraBay: These are planned urban developments with desirable schools in the community) In Pinellas some neighborhoods to consider are Snell Isle, Venetian Isles, Feather Sound, parts of Clearwater & Safety Harbor.
What I would recommend is find an agent who you think you might work well with and our compatible. Let them ask you a series of questions and get some background information so they might recommend a game plan that fit your home search criteria. Then you can come up with a time frame for you to find your new home. I did not see where you stated if you were looking to buy or rent, how many bedrooms. So by talking with an agent they can further assist your families needs. Hope this helps. Feel free to contact me if you need an agents assistance at 813-352-6168. Good Luck.
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