As a Tampa Mortgage Broker , father, home owner and real estate investor in Tampa. I can give you some insight and answer questions better than most. Plus, I offer loan programs that few others have access to.
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I would recommend renting in Westchase, Countryway, Westwood Lakes, Waterchase or the Eagles. Zips 33626, 33635, 33556
Mary Bryant Elementary, Westchase Elementary and Lowry Elementary are highly rated. Farnell middle school is a better option than Davidsen (Westchase's Middle School) and has consistently scored higher on standardized tests.
Also you may want to consider Lutz. It's a bit farther but has FAST access via the Veterans Expressway to the airport.
The price range will also determine what "location" may be best for you and your family.
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All the best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty