12. EAST LAKE WOODLANDS

👉🏻 East Lake Woodlands Recent Sales Activity – Active, Pending and Sold

 

OVERVIEW

The desirable golf community of East Lake Woodlands is nestled in a park-like setting, adjacent to beautiful Brooker Creek Preserve, the largest natural area in Pinellas County.  This supplies the community with wildlife galore including deer, turkeys, owls, blue herons and more.   East Lake Woodlands consists of 52 communities totaling 3,789 homes, including single family homes, maintenance-free villas and condominiums, so there are home choices for just about everyone.  There are also gated and non-gated communities from which to choose.

East Lake Woodlands Country Club, an upscale country club, is located in the heart of the community and offers a variety of memberships, including social, golf, tennis and the full membership.  The club offers tennis and golf leagues and plenty of social events and holiday events to connect residents with their neighbors.  The club offers a championship golf course includes two 18-hole courses, a newly renovated 19th hole grille with bar and lunch/dinner seating plus happy hours.  Meeting rooms are available and there is a fitness center on site for member use. 

15 mins from Honeymoon Island Gulf Beach and 20-25 mins. from airport makes this an excellent location.  HOA fees are low, there is no CDD and the common area grounds are nicely maintained and include parks, playgrounds and walking paths.

HOME TYPES

  • Single-family homes
  • Maint. Free Villas
  • Condos

AMENITIES

  • Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Tennis/Golf/Swimming Pool – Avail. Through Club Membership

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=25 mins.
  • Beaches=20 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 10 mins.
  • Hospital =10 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

11. BAY PORT BAYSIDE

OVERVIEW

The gated waterfront community of Bay Port/Bayside is a rare find and perfect for boaters and water enthusiasts, offering access to Old Tampa Bay via two private boat lifts to saltwater fish and frolic as well as access to a freshwater lake for boating, fishing and other water activities.  The lake accommodates up to a 37’ boat.  Wildlife abounds in this waterfront community, including pelicans, egrets, eagles, turtles, & fish.  Low HOA fees provide many amenities, including tennis courts, 2 boat lifts to Bay, dog park, playground, & park.  An annual holiday boat parade and other events offer opportunities to mingle with neighbors. 

Conveniently located near downtown Tampa (15 minutes), the incredible Gulf beaches (25 minutes), 10 minutes from Tampa International Airport, 10-15 minutes from Citrus Park Mall, International Mall and Westshore Mall and  many major retail areas and 10 minutes to Berkeley Preparatory School.

HOME TYPES

  • Single-family homes
  • townhomes      

AMENITIES

  • Boat Lifts/Waterway to Old Tampa Bay
  • Freshwater Lake
  • Park/Playground
  • Dog Park        

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=10 mins.
  • Beaches=25 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 10-15 mins.
  • Hospital = 5 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

10. COUNTRY CHASE

OVERVIEW

Country Chase is a family-oriented community, nestled in a quiet conservation area in Northwest Hillsborough County and consists of 350 single family homes and townhomes.  Perfect for the family that wants a cozy, small knit community.  Country Chase’s low HOA fees (and no CDD fees) provide amenities including a community pool, playground, and basketball courts.  Most homes are located on conservation or ponds, too!

Conveniently located between downtown Tampa (25 minutes) and the incredible Gulf beaches (25 minutes) with its sunbathing opportunities, fantastic fishing, boating and other water activities.   Country Chase is also 15 minutes from Tampa International Airport, 10-15 minutes from Citrus Park and Countryside regional malls and many convenient major retail areas, 10 minutes from adorable Safety Harbor, and 5 minutes from Upper Tampa Bay Park with boat ramp, canoeing, kayaking, nature center and nature trails.

HOME TYPES

  • Single-family homes
  • townhomes    

AMENITIES

  • Community Pool
  • Basketball Court
  • Playground

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=25 mins.
  • Beaches=25 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 10-15 mins.
  • Hospital =15 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

9. COUNTRYWAY

👉🏻 Recent Countryway Sales Activity – Active, Pending and Sold Listings

 

OVERVIEW

Located in Northwest Hillsborough County, Countryway is a golf course community, consisting of 1,553 single-family homes situated on winding, tree-lined streets within 20 subdivisions sprinkled with picturesque ponds. Surrounded by multiple conservation areas, residents experience regular wildlife sightings here including eagles, hawks, opossums, armadillos, deer, raccoons and other amazing wildlife.

Located in the heart of Countryway is the Countryway Golf Course, a fun, executive-style course.  The golf club is public and offers multiple leagues, and a restaurant and bar.  Countryway offers many amenities including tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, golf, and other park and recreational facilities for all ages. Countryway is near the Upper Tampa Bay Trail with over seven miles of trail to go biking, skating, jogging or walking.  It also offers low HOA fees and no CDD fees.

Approximately 14 miles from Downtown Tampa and with easy access to incredible Gulf beaches, fantastic fishing and water activities in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Countryway is the perfect place to call home.

HOME TYPES

Single-family homes only      

AMENITIES

  • 4 Basketball Courts
  • Soccer field
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Playground
  • Park with Shelter and Picnic Tables.

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=25 mins.
  • Beaches=30 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 10 mins.
  • Hospital =10 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

8. WATERCHASE

OVERVIEW

Waterchase is a premier luxury, resort-style community in Northwest Hillsborough County with 24-hour manned, guard-gated security.  The community consists of 633 single family homes (including low-maintenance homes) and 132 townhomes.  This 475-acre community offers miles of walking paths, lush landscaping and gardens, lakes, and conservation areas.  Many homes have conservation or lake views.  From townhomes and moderately-priced luxury homes to larger custom homes and estate-style homes in many architectural styles from Mediterranean to Craftsman style architecture, luxury homebuyers can find the perfect home for their needs.

Waterchase has a very active social program from wine tastings to Girls Nights Out, tennis and swimming lessons, fitness classes in the on-site fitness center, family festivals for 4th of July, Halloween, the holiday season and more.  Amenities include a sports field, lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, 2 Olympic size pools with lap lanes a 2-story waterslide, and shaded playground. The Waterchase clubhouse offers a fitness center, Great room with fireplace, activity room, and meeting rooms, all available for resident use.

Waterchase is conveniently located near the Gulf beaches, airport, regional mall, major retail shopping, terrific restaurants and more. 

HOME TYPES

  • Single-family homes
  • townhomes 

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Courts
  • Sports field
  • Playground
  • Community Pool with 2-story Waterslide
  • Fitness Center
  • Clubhouse
  • Tennis courts
  • Clubhouse with Meeting Rooms, Activity Room, Great Room

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=25 mins.
  • Beaches=30 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 10 mins.
  • Hospital =10 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

7. WESTWOOD LAKES

OVERVIEW

This community consists of 577 single-family homes and is located on the northwest edge of Hillsborough County.  Westwood Lakes provides easy access to life’s daily needs yet remains sheltered and secluded among large acres of pine trees, grass, wetlands, and fresh water lakes.  Just inside the Westwood Lakes entrance is Westwood Lakes County Park, which offers amenities such as: four basketball courts, a soccer field, baseball diamond, playground, shelter and picnic tables.  In addition to the Park, there is a walking/jogging trail that winds through the community.  Nestled on the eastern edge of adjacent to Brooker Creek Preserve, you will encounter many walks of wildlife here.

The residents of Westwood Lakes are always creating ways to get the community together such as their annual fishing competition, Spring Fling in the park, end of school year balloon fights and more.  Take a drive through this community and you will be sure to see a lemonade stand somewhere worked by the cutest kids in the ‘hood.

This community offers low HOA fees and no CDD fees.  Tucked away but not so far away.  It’s always a pleasure to come home at the end of the day to this well-manicured community.  Westwood Lakes is just minutes from Tampa International Airport, major expressways, and malls in Oldsmar, Citrus Park and Tampa.

HOME TYPES

Single-family homes only    

AMENITIES

  • 4 Basketball Courts
  • Soccer field
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Playground
  • Park with Shelter and Picnic Tables.

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=25 mins.
  • Beaches=30 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 10 mins.
  • Hospital =10 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

 

6. WESTCHASE

OVERVIEW

Westchase is a master-planned, deed-restricted communi­ty located in Northwest Tampa.  Surrounded by nature, ponds and wildlife are approximately 3,478 homes within 29 subdivisions – which include two gated communities and one manned-security community.   In the heart of Westchase is West Park Village Town Center, a quaint, walkable area with parks, restaurants, sports and cocktail bars, dog grooming, coffee shops, express dry cleaner, hair/nail salon, gym and more.  Regular festivals and movie nights in the park are held in the West Park Village area. 

2 Swim and Tennis centers are located within the community offering swimming lessons, master swim classes, tennis lessons and more.  The Westchase Community Center, run by Hillsborough County Recreation, is also located within the community and offers activities for people of all ages from toddlers to active older adults, including after school programs, senior programs and outings, basketball court, educational classes, fitness classes, meeting rooms, open field, picnic shelters, playground, summer recreation programs, Wifi and more.

HOME TYPES

Single-family homes – traditional Florida ranch homes, bungalows w/front porches and detached garages, traditional townhomes with front porches, condominiums, villas (low maintenance 1-story homes), apartment living.     

AMENITIES

  • 18-hole Public Golf Course w/Clubhouse
  • 2 playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Nature Trails
  • Soccer Field
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Parks with Picnic Pavilions
  • 2 Swim/Tennis Centers
  • Westchase Community Center

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=20 mins.
  • Beaches=25 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 10 mins.
  • Hospital =10 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

5. THE EAGLES

OVERVIEW

The Eagles is a large, deed restricted golf community with private roads, located in Hillsborough County, Florida, consisting of 1,155 single family homes and townhomes, arranged along the two 18 hole golf courses. The Eagles has two entrances, each of which is staffed twenty-four hours per day, 365 days per year. Completely surrounded by nature and adjacent to beautiful Brooker Creek Preserve, you are sure to come across deer, eagles, gators, turtles, hawks and more.  The community also offers the tranquility of the conservation areas, many ponds and lakes, golf course and conservation views.  The Eagles is a family-oriented community with access to the top-rated schools in the County, restaurants, and shopping.  The Eagles community is sure to keep you busy with social events such as Schools Out Summer Bash, Eagles Eggstravaganza, Halloween Party in the park, Block Parties and more.  For golf lovers and social butterflies, The Eagles Golf Club offers golf leagues, social events, and a full restaurant and bar.

HOME TYPES

  • Single-family homes
  • townhomes   

AMENITIES

  • 2 18-hole Public Golf Course w/Clubhouse & Restaurant/Bar
  • Park with Playground
  • Picnic Pavilions
  • Tennis Courts
  • Nature Trails  

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=30 mins.
  • Beaches=35 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 15 mins.
  • Hospital =15 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

4. ODESSA SKI LAKES

OVERVIEW

Located at the northwestern tip of Hillsborough County is one of the best kept secrets in Tampa Bay, the town of Odessa.   Nestled in a quiet country setting, but close to all the conveniences, Odessa is home to large ranches, farms, and lake-front communities.  Numerous ski-sized lakes are located in Odessa, including Lake Pretty, Keystone Lake, Lake Josephine, Rock Lake and Lake Armistead, many connected by scenic canals lined w/Cypress trees & Spanish Moss.  Lake lovers enjoy jet-skiing, boating, water-skiing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing for bass, trout and catfish, soaking up the sun, celebrating the sunset, and enjoying an occasional holiday boat parade.  Odessa offers a glimpse of Old Florida with its tall cypress trees, leisurely lakefront life and abundant wildlife, including heron, egrets, ducks, squirrels, & more.  Odessa offers both HOA and non-HOA options.

Mins. to Veterans Expwy., airport, shopping (including regional mall and Premium Outlet Mall), restaurants & 30 minutes to BEACHES and adorable Tarpon Springs Greek waterfront village with festivals, fishing tours, seafood, and restaurants.  Odessa also offers close proximity to the Upper Tampa Bay biking trail and many county parks. 

HOME TYPES

  • Single-family homes
  • townhomes
  • ranches
  • farms
  • lakefront  

AMENITIES

  • Freshwater Lakes
  • Laid-back lakefront and country living
  • Nature

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Airport=25 mins.
  • Beaches=30 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 15-20 mins.
  • Hospital = 10-15 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES

3. DOWNTOWN ST. PETERSBURG

OVERVIEW

Located in the southeast corner of Pinellas County (home to Clearwater Beach), Downtown St. Pete is included in the “Tampa Bay area”, which is one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S. (Forbes Fastest Growing Cities of 2018).  Located along miles of waterfront on the western coastline of Tampa Bay which ultimately leads to the Gulf of Mexico, St. Pete is also on the national radar for companies, real estate investors and developers and future residents.  As opposed to downtown Tampa, downtown St. Pete is considered to be a cultural city with a great “local” feel with Saturday morning farmer’s markets, antique shops, weekend art and music festivals along Straub Park on the Bay, many live theater venues, and a strong artist community and eclectic music scene.  St. Pete is home to Salvador Dali Museum, Historic Vinoy Hotel and the Museum of Fine Arts.  It is working to enhance its status as a commerce city, with the addition of more office/business development in its plans.  Many miles of biking and walking paths to various local neighborhoods already exist, with more planned.  It is a pedestrian and bike-friendly city.

St. Pete/Tampa Metro Areas

The 2019 forecasts show Tampa/St. Pete as a combined metropolitan region and indicate it as a growing area, according to the 2019 Urban Land Institute-PWC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report (see page 37).  Among “18-hr. cities” (or secondary markets), the Tampa/St. Petersburg market was listed in the top 10 “U.S. Markets to Watch”,  ranking #10 in the “Overall Real Estate Prospects” and #2 in “Homebuilding Prospects”.  61% of survey respondents recommended Tampa/St. Pete as a city to continue to “Buy” in, 21% voted it as a “Hold” and 18% voted it as a “Sell” (see page 39) and had an overall “Strong” outlook for our bay area (see page 40).  Tampa/St. Pete was also ranked #12 in “Development/ Redevelopment Opportunities”.  Cranes abound in this bustling and growing city and new developments are too numerous to list.  As with Tampa, opportunity is everywhere.  Call Stacy for detailed information on investment opportunities in both Tampa and St. Pete.

HOME TYPES

  • Single Family Homes (Eclectic mix)
  • Historic bungalows built from 1910s-1920s (many without garages)          
  • Florida “Cracker-style” 1-story Homes (many with carports only)
  • New Construction One and Two-story Contemporary Homes (with garages)

Other Property Types

  • Condos (hi-rise, low-rise)
  • Townhomes
  • Duplexes

AMENITIES

  • Public Parks/Playgrounds
  • Waterfront Parks/Fishing Piers
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Beach Drive Blvd. Walking/Jogging/Biking/Rollerblading Path along Tampa Bay’s Coastline
  • Cultural Scene
  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) – Public Univ. (4,000+ students), 46-acre campus
  • Salvador Dali Museum
  • Tampa Bay Rays Team (Major Leage Baseball/MLB) – 25,000-seat Tropicana Field
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies (United Soccer League/USL) – 7,500-seat Al Lang Stadium 
  • Chihuly Collection – Morean Arts Center 
  • Palladium Theater
  • Historic Vinoy Hotel
  • Downtown Festivals & Parades

TRAVEL TIMES

  • Tampa Int’l Airport =35 mins.
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Airport =20-25 mins.
  • Beaches=45 mins.
  • Reg’l Mall & Major Shopping – 20 mins.
  • Hospitals = All Children’s – 5 mins.
  • St. Pete General Hospital – 20 mins.

OTHER PHOTOS OF NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMES