We are planning to move to Tampa and have decided to select a more "urban" lifestyle that South Tampa seems to offer. The minimal commute to downtown plus access to restaurants and shopping has sold us.
We would greatly appreciate an HONEST and STRAIGHT UP description of the South Tampa neighborhoods. It seems that the local realtor websites love every neighborhood so it makes it difficult to discern the true differences. We understand the need to not upset a neghborhood but a little more detail would be helpful. We actually have a realtor too but we would love to hear from other locals!
We are open to all possibilities and just want to have real perspectives so that we can make a more informed decision.
Here is a little about us, our current understanding, and our preferences:
-We have one child
-Will work downtown
-Lover eating out and entertaining
-Plant High School seems great
-We value safety..extremely important
-We prefer 4 bedrooms/2 baths
-Would sacrifice size for location
-Consistent and nice neighborhoods
-3000 sq. ft. homes
-From realtor.com pricing we understand the price points and we can (very fortunately) afford S. Tampa
-"Fixer uppers" we can do if consistent with developing neighborhoods and areas
-New construction not needed
-Older homes re-modeled with great architecture/detail preferred
-Quality over quantity
-We are Value Oriented versus Snob Appeal and appreciate a "more desirable" neighborhood for re-sale.
-We are not big fans of snob appeal only.
Many thanks in advance for all comments.