Tampa, Florida (Mac Dill, AFB)
So you have received a PCS order and you are getting ready to move to Mac Dill in Tampa, FL. Moving can be really hard especially when you know you are going to be doing it often. As you know, it is always better to be prepared and make use of your permissive leave (up to 10 days). Here are some house hunting tips we gathered for you.
On Base Housing
Harbor Bay at Mac Dill
At Mac Dill, military housing is privatized. Harbor Bay owns the family housing projects and it is responsible for repairing, maintaining, and constructing the housing community.
Harbor Bay amenities
- Welcome Center
- A round-the-clock fitness center
- Swimming pools
- Golf Course
- Bowling Alleys
The Hillsborough County School district supports Mac Dill Air force base. The closes schools to near Mac Dill include:
- Tinker Elementary School
- Monroe Middle School (8 miles from Mac Dill AFB)
- Robinson High School (2 miles from Mac Dill AFB)
Gas and Electric Utilities
Houses in the Harbor bay community are not metered and usually the rent includes these expenses as well.
Off Base Housing In and Near Tampa, FL
Other Communities Close to Mac Dill
- Land o' Lakes
- North Dale
- Citrus Park
- West Chase
- Seminole Heights
- South Tampa
- Apollo Beach
- Wesley Chapel
- New Tampa
- Temple Terrace
- Ybor City
- River View
- Fish Hawk
- Plant City
Local attractions include the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center which offers a warm water viewing center to see manatees which are a gentle and endangered marine mammal species. Busch Gardens is a theme park which offers families a multitude of thrilling roller coasters and other exciting rides. The park offers a fun-filled day for kids of all ages.
Houses for sale in the area start at 285,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $499 for a one bedroom, one bath unit.
There are a lot of other options as well when relocating to the Tampa, Florida area. It is loaded with apartments and bungalows waiting to be rented or bought.