Popular Tampa Communities for MacDill AFB Off-Base Housing
Are you looking for MacDill AFB off-base housing?
Let us help you find the Tampa home that you want for you and your family. Whether your priority is less travel to the base, good schools for your children, recreational facilities or community amenities, we can find the home that match your criteria.
We can help you find your home in any of the communities that have become popular among military servicemen stationed at MacDill AFB. Here are some of the most desired Tampa communities:
1. South Tampa communities
MacDill Air Force Base is located in the southwestern tip of the Interbay Peninsula so
South Tampa homes are your best housing options if your priority is location nearest the
base. You’ll be near the base and at the same time you’re close to downtown and shopping,
dining and entertainment centers.
You can find homes in the communities of Hyde Park, Davis Island, Palma Ceia, Virginia
Park, Sunset Park or Beach Park. Luxury waterfront homes are in Culbreath Isles and
Westshore Yacht Club. Closer to downtown are those in Channelside and Harbour Island
Since South Tampa communities are older and more established, prices of most homes are
higher than comparable properties in other communities.
2. FishHawk Ranch
Many military families prefer to live in FishHawk Ranch because of its amenities. It’s
just a 30-minute drive to the base. There’s also a Hart shuttle service to and from the
FishHawk Ranch was ranked the best place in Tampa Bay to raise a family in 2016 by
Niche.com. It was one of the best-selling masterplanned communities in the entire country
in 2011. It’s a consistent top choice of buyers looking for a community where they can
live in a country setting but have easy access to modern facilities.
Brandon is about 10 miles east of downtown Tampa. The Lee Roy Selmon Expressway gives direct access to downtown and the base. It’s known for its parks, tennis and golf courses and plenty of green spaces.
This upscale waterfront community is also a favorite of military families looking for MacDill AFB off-base housing, as it has easy access to the base and it offers a perks-filled life style. It has also been the practice of homebuilders in MiraBay to give upgrade credits to military families.
MiraBay has a 1,400-acre Wolf Branch Creek Nature Preserve, community parks, walkable pathways that lead to community amenities and gatherings, 135 acres of salt and fresh water lagoons that lead to Tampa Bay, free-to-use watercrafts, sports facilities and The Outfitters tackle shop.
Riverview is another popular place for military families because it’s just minutes away from MacDill and from everything that families might need. You can also get more for your money in this area. Open spaces and natural preservation areas abound in communities.