We are relocating to Tampa with our family of two kids in elementary school. My wife works at TGH and I work

Asked by Rao, 29425 Sun Apr 6, 2008

at Moffitt cancer center. We are looking for new or old homes in 250-300 K range less than 10 minutes drive from TGH with good public schools and safe neighbourhood. Any suggestions about which areas we should be looking at?

Help the community by answering this question:

+ web reference
Web reference:


Steve Eckhar…, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sun Aug 2, 2009
Rao, I wanted to follow up and see if you we're still looking for a home in Tampa. If I can help, please give me a call at (813) 765-1182 or send me your criteria through my website at http://www.SearchForTampaHomes.com .


Steve Eckhardt, Broker
0 votes
Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Mon May 19, 2008
Try this website for comprehensive information of Florida schools:

A word of advice.....consider school first.......then find the home and neighborhood.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and Associates
0 votes
Tampa Homese…, Home Seller, Tampa, FL
Sun May 18, 2008
Hi Rao,

Are you still looking for a home in Tampa? We are preparing to sell our home and it is in an ideal location given the parameters you describe -- it is in South Tampa one block south of Kennedy and two blocks west of Armenia. I work in Ybor City (very close to TGH) as well as at USF -- the commute is under 10 minutes to Ybor and 20 min to USF. The house is a 1920s bungalow with lots of charm and the local elementary school is two blocks away. If you are interested in this kind of a home, feel free to contact me.
0 votes
A. J. Sanchez, Home Seller, 33616
Mon Apr 28, 2008
Dear Rao we have a house in your price range located in South Tampa-Port Tampa Area. It is a 4/3 with two car garage. If you are interested please e-mail me and I can send additional information.
0 votes
Raj, Home Buyer, Champaign, IL
Wed Apr 23, 2008
Rao, we also relocated to Tampa from Ohio last month and my wife works at TGH too! We looked at various places around South Tampa and decided to live in the area South of Gandy Blvd, where newer houses are nice and at reasonable prices (compared to the congested and pricey North of Gandy area).
Guess you are from India and we are too... if you would like more info, you can contact me at rirmyolarc -at- farifluset.mailexpire.com Thanks
0 votes
Alma Kee, Agent, Tampa, FL
Wed Apr 23, 2008
Search in 33635 & 33626. You can search the actual MLS system (including photos and virtual tours and more info than Realtor.com) on my site without giving any info about yourself. Click on the web reference link below.

Good luck, you've got a lot of homes to choose from!

PS Are you British?
0 votes
Steve Eckhar…, Agent, Tampa, FL
Tue Apr 22, 2008
Rao, we are based in Tampa and our website will allow you to search by map, community, price, & features. There are a good number of communities that you may consider. It would help us to know how many bedrooms, baths, square footage, etc. you would need to help you with your search. We've helped many doctors, nurses, researchers, and support staff that work at these facilities. TGH is down on Davis Island and Moffitt is up by the University Of South Florida, so you have a large area that may suit your needs. We have a free relocation guide that you can download that may also help you with your search. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Steve Eckhardt, Broker/Owner
0 votes
Carl Capozza, , Tampa, FL
Mon Apr 7, 2008
Hello Rao,

Congratulations on your relocation. I know it must be a stressful time for you but with our help hopefully all will go smoothly. My suggestion would be for you to give serious consideration to South Tampa. This is a much sought after area of Tampa and is in very close proximity to Tampa General Hospital as you requested. I work in the South Tampa market and can offer to send you all available listings which meet your criteria.

I would also be happy to send you a link to the Hillsborough County school locator. This link will allow you to enter the property address of any home you have an interest in, to determine the school associated with that address. You may then visit the schools website to determine it's school "report card" or rating.

Valrico and Brandon may offer you additional opportunities to find larger and newer homes in your price range but the commute may be about 20-30 minutes for your wife to TGH. Feel free to view some listings on my website...click on South Tampa Homes and you're off! If I can be of any help at all please send me an email or call anytime.

Thanks and good luck!


Carl Capozza, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
South Tampa Office
3502 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa Florida, 33609
0 votes
Larry Story, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Sun Apr 6, 2008
If you go to the Real Estates Guides tab on this website you can find out some of that information on Tampa. If you go to the Tampa page and then look down you can get the information for the schools. As far as searching for a home once you decide on where you want to live my advice is to get a local realtor in that area to find you the home you want. If you need a referral to a top agent in that area through my international network I can have them contact you if you just need some information on the area or to help start you search for a home. So just drop me a line if you need anything or have any other questions.

Good luck and happy house hunting
Larry Story
Coldwell Banker Triad
0 votes
Search Advice
Ask our community a question

Email me when…

Learn more