In this article, we will take a look at one of the most popular suburbs of Tampa, New Tampa.
New Tampa is a beautiful master planned suburb on the north eastern corner of Tampa proper.
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New Tampa: Pro’s and Con’s
Pro 1: It is part of the city of tampa. This could be a pro or a con depending on your perspective. Reasons to think of this as a pro are: Your whole area is governed the same as the rest of the city, you are a part of the city that you are connected to, you’re not confused about who is responsible for your utilities or infrastructure like you might be in the county areas.
Pro 2: There is still potential to buy a home and improve it. This is definitely not everyone’s plan, which is totally ok, but this area has great opportunities for those looking into this option.
Pro 3: Mature landscaping. This area contains tons and tons of beautiful oak trees, which gives these neighborhoods a different feel than some of the newer neighborhoods up in Land O’Lakes, Wesley Chapel or even down South in Riverview and Brandon. The mature landscaping really sets this area apart and you really feel tucked into these communities and less exposed to the highways.
Pro 4: The stores are hidden and made discrete by the landscaping. Even the big box stores are situated in a way that gives the area a nice, low-key feel.
Con 1: Part of the city of Tampa. Seen as a con this time, your sales and property taxes are a little higher. Hillsborough county and the city of Tampa have higher taxes than the surrounding counties that make up the area. So you paying a premium on taxes, especially property taxes, by having a home in Tampa instead of the unincorporated area of Hillsborough county.
Con 2: Some homes in this area will need updating. Many people want to move into something that is already updated, with a modern kitchen, a pool, and outdoor eating area. Unfortunately, this area is a little behind on some of these things. Not that these things are impossible to find, but will be much easier to find in newer developments such as Westchase, Brandon, or Wesley Chapel.
Con 3: Hidden Stores. If you don’t know the area, stores can be a little hard to find. Locations of places you may need to go are not obvious or well marked by signs and very easy to pass right by. This gives a nice feel while you’re driving through these areas, but can be stressful and annoying if you’re trying to find something.