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Old Jun 17th 2010, 8:27 pm
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Hoping to be moving to Tampa sometime early this fall (getting into the lingo already!).
Will be working close to Tampa Intl. but would like to live somewhere either close to the sea, and/or close to countryside and commute to work. Looking for maximum commute time of 1 hour each way.
Does anybody have any ideas about nice communities which meet those criteria? I guess my maximum monthly rental would be $1000
Thanks in advance for your input!
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Old Jun 17th 2010, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by thailandfishboy View Post
Hoping to be moving to Tampa sometime early this fall (getting into the lingo already!).
Will be working close to Tampa Intl. but would like to live somewhere either close to the sea, and/or close to countryside and commute to work. Looking for maximum commute time of 1 hour each way.
Does anybody have any ideas about nice communities which meet those criteria? I guess my maximum monthly rental would be $1000
Thanks in advance for your input!
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You could go up as far north as Crystal River on the Sunpark Expressway in an hour thats a big area.
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Old Jun 17th 2010, 9:35 pm
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You could go up as far north as Crystal River on the Sunpark Expressway in an hour thats a big area.
The suncoast expressway is easier to find though
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The suncoast expressway is easier to find though
lol it's been a while Ray
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Default Re: Moving to Tampa

Originally Posted by thailandfishboy View Post
Hoping to be moving to Tampa sometime early this fall (getting into the lingo already!).
Will be working close to Tampa Intl. but would like to live somewhere either close to the sea, and/or close to countryside and commute to work. Looking for maximum commute time of 1 hour each way.
Does anybody have any ideas about nice communities which meet those criteria? I guess my maximum monthly rental would be $1000
Thanks in advance for your input!
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We live in Sarasota (has some of the best beaches in the US) and my husband used to travel to Tampa for work on a daily basis. The commute was around 50 mins. Hope that helps!
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Old Aug 1st 2010, 9:35 pm
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Default Re: Moving to Tampa

Originally Posted by thailandfishboy View Post
Hoping to be moving to Tampa sometime early this fall (getting into the lingo already!).
Will be working close to Tampa Intl. but would like to live somewhere either close to the sea, and/or close to countryside and commute to work. Looking for maximum commute time of 1 hour each way.
Does anybody have any ideas about nice communities which meet those criteria? I guess my maximum monthly rental would be $1000
Thanks in advance for your input!
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Are you looking for a flat or a home? You may be able to find a flat (we call them apartments, as I'm sure you know) for about $1,000 a month in Tampa, but won't find a single family (detached) home in Tampa for that.

Having said that, there are some nice but expensive areas in south Tampa. The areas you would want to look at would be Bayshore, Hyde Park, Beach Park, and Westshore. The Westchase area to the northwest of Tampa International is also really nice, but pricey. Do not go too far south, as the Gandy Boulevard area near MacDill Air Force Base is quite rough. Likewise, stay out of the Town and Country area--it has been full of gangs for years. The commute from any of the closest beach communities in Pinellas County would probably be close to an hour due to the traffic.

Keep in mind that the "countryside" in the United States is not like the countryside in the United Kingdom. Ever seen the episode of Top Gear where they drive from Miami to New Orleans. Yeah, it's like that. Having said that, there are some nice areas east of Tampa if you can deal with the high percentage of rednecks.
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I lived in New Tampa and pretty much hated it. If I had to move back. I would get nearer to clearwater. But be careful as a lot of the land there is a flood risk should a hurricane come along.
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