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jpmoney707 07-15-2009 07:42 PM

to all tampa people please read
i got a job offer in the tampa air force base, and im thinking of going down there to live, how is is in tampa?? what is there to do?? what are the good areas and the bad ones to live in ?? what is a good area near the base??? ive been by tampa but for like one hour i used to live in miami so im used to the city life is rent expensive down there

thanks in advance


BigRed03 07-15-2009 07:58 PM

Depends on the area. Typically, around MacDill, its pretty expensive. That is where Davis Island (richies) live. Now, living close by USF, stuff is halfway decent. For $700+ a month you can get a decent 1 bedroom apartment. If you can, see about getting a townhouse/condo. If your military, there are VA loans that are very good right now and with the first time home buyer stuff, there almost isn't a better time. I know this because I'm contracted by Jacobs and know several people in Reserves, I work for the USGS however. Good luck with the living search. There is always something to do, more so than Pensecola IMO. Plus, Tampa Brandon Peeps are here!

jpmoney707 07-15-2009 08:18 PM

im looking for a 2 bedroom

BigRed03 07-15-2009 09:34 PM

How far away are you willing to live? MacDill is about 15-20 miles from where I am by USF. How soon are you moving to the area? Personally, I'd look into townhouses (kid I work with is an Air Force Reservist and bought a townhouse in Clearwater for $65k and is paying less per month for mortage, insurance, and maitenece fees than for a comperable 2 bedroom apartment).

Place to look for apartments: Carlton Arms Apartments.

jpmoney707 07-15-2009 11:02 PM

15-20 mins is ok for me but i want to rent not buy if i like it and rent is a good price i will be down there the first of september

bobbin2ska18 07-16-2009 12:21 AM

mid tampa is a good place to look for rent i have seen 2 br and 2 baths go for about 7-800 a month and rent townhomes/houses for 2 br go for about teh same price.

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