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Moving to FL, looking for some advice

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Flowin, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Jun 9, 2014 at 1:49 PM
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    Flowin

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    Hey Guys,

    We are planning to move to FL end of the year.
    I basically grew up in the Charlotte Harbor area, but we don't feel like this would be a good fit for us anymore after visiting last week.

    We narrowed it down to the Tampa area, but I haven't been there for a while.
    We are no city people and prefer suburbs, I need to be within an hour of the airport for my Job.

    What are some good suburbs to explore? What are areas to avoid?
     
  2. Jun 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    coastemac

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    Spent the majority of my life in FL... PM me and I'll help you where I can.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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    I would avoid my area(Dade city/Zephyrhills) Maybe Wesley Chapel because of I-75 and it having a lot of suburbs and actual places to eat that aren't McDonald's.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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    Lol always have some OFF in the truck, I grew up in FL I learned the hard way
     
  5. Jun 9, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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    Good point, I like to support local business as much as possible, was looking at Land o Lakes which is right there as well.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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    OP, I am in Ellenton, between Sarasota and Tampa. Just east of us is Parrish which is country, but still within 45 minutes from the Tampa airport.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    I live 15 minutes from Wesley Chapel and we make the drive there pretty much every night because of the food. Just don't pick a place farther north than Dade City, not much out that way. Good Luck finding a place.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2014 at 2:58 PM
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    x2 I've got an aunt that lives in Wesley chapel. It's a really nice place with very good schools. I don't know much about the west coast but if you're wondering about central Florida at all send me a pm.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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    My parents live in St. Pete/Clearwater area by Tampa Bay. I'd recommend those areas! Great living over there and its close to the airport. Actually two airports
     
  10. Jun 9, 2014 at 3:10 PM
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    I visit a friend in Haines City every year (about 75 minutes to Tampa) and it's down 27. definitely rural and spread out, plus a few decent places to eat within 30 minutes.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2014 at 3:36 PM
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    Plenty of those have to be in my county.
     
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the input. I know most areas between Naples and Sarasota however everything north of that is fairly new to me. Seems like Wesley Chapel is worth a look! I drove by there on Friday but we had no time to stop since we still had 1200mls ahead of us...
     
  13. Jun 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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    Move close to the best restaurant in the area. :p
     
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    I would stay away from Westly Chapel the last time I was there it was one major traffic jam. they built a crap ton of housing out there and are way behind on expanding the roads. Brandon is getting Big now but definitely has the infrastructure in place to support its growth. It still gets jammed up but once you get to know the back roads its no big deal. Town & Country has great access to the Airport. I'm living there right now. The area I'm in is a bit older but but if you go a little bit further north there are some nice newer neighbor hoods in West Chase but they are pretty expensive.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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    Brittany Morris · Follow · Top CommenterI stopped at reading at "Florida man has sex with pit bull in his yard as neighbors beg him to stop" to let you all know that I hope he rots in hell. Also, I love Florida so much. I can handle a few bath salt abusers if it means a 5 minute drive from the beach and year round warmth! It's better than the incest and snow that I grew up with in Pennsylvania... :eek::rofl:
     
  16. Jun 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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    sup steve,,, want to bet there are fuck ups everywhere:rolleyes:
     
  18. Jun 9, 2014 at 5:49 PM
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    What time of the day?
     
  19. Jun 9, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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    I usually fly out late Sunday night and return Thursday night, so traffic shouldn't be an issue. We will put our townhouse on the market this month, I expect it to sell for 220-240k right now, so basically that would be our budget for a 3/2/2 home...
     
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  20. Jun 10, 2014 at 5:25 AM
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    Open up Google maps.
    Find the Tampa area.
    Find 589 (Veterans expressway)
    Go North until you reach 54 (Odessa)
    TON of new developments on 54 between 589 and 75 (to the East) in your price range.
    Anything in this strip will be <45min drive to the airport in a newer/brand new community
     
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