New Tampa is a fast-growing collection of master-planned communities 15 miles northeast of downtown Tampa. A wealth of year-round recreational activities makes New Tampa a popular choice for newcomers wanting a resort-like lifestyle. Each community offers a wide range of housing choices to suit almost any lifestyle, from condos and town homes to golf-course villas and waterside estates. Many of the communities are gated and offer 24-hour security. New Tampa is popular among upscale families with young children. The proximity to office parks also attracts young singles working in the insurance, financial and telecommunications industries.
Housing Costs
Large contemporary homes with open floor plans are the favorite of builders here. Prices start above $100,000 for smaller homes, while custom estate homes can exceed $1 million. Average four-bedroom, two-bath houses sell for $260,000 and are 2,700 square feet on 11,000-square-foot lots. Standard homes rent for $1,300 to $2,100 monthly. Two-bedroom townhouse apartments rent for about $1,000.
Golf, tennis, swimming, bicycling and other recreational opportunities abound. Private and public nature parks, such as Lettuce Lake Park along the Hillsborough River and Flatwoods Wilderness Park, feature fishing, canoeing, hiking trails and more. The Museum of Science and Industry and BuschGardens are 15 minutes away.
Close proximity to Interstate 75 makes for a 30-minute trip to downtown Tampa.
Hillsborough County public schools serve the community. Neighborhood elementary and middle schools received "A" grades from the Florida Department of Education in 2000. The University of South Florida, the second largest university in the Southeast, is a 15-minute drive away.
Schools for Zip Code: 33647

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