It seems that most folks that are moving here to work at MacDill AFB end up buying homes to the east of the base. I haven’t quite figured out why they all seem to end up in Brandon or Riverview, or even further east in Lithia, Valrico, Seffner, or Fishhawk Ranch.
Why aren’t folks looking just west to Saint Petersburg and all it has to offer? My guess is that the bridges across Tampa Bay are too intimidating. I would counter that the jam-packed commute from the popular Fishhawk Ranch area is a longer drive, in both distance and time, as well as aggravation.
Saint Petersburg has all the best that living in Florida has to offer! Gorgeous beaches, sailing, fishing, boating, and lots of sunshine! Downtown St Pete has a beautiful, accessible waterfront in addition to a terrific nighlife, restaurants, arts & crafts galleries, museums, Albert Whitted Airport and too many activities to count. For the sports enthusiast, Al Lang Field is home to the Rowdies professional soccer team as well as Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Waterfront or waterview properties are affordable, and many are ready for you to arrive with your boat and take advantage of Florida living!