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Despite the last decade’s roller coaster ride of Westchase home prices, one truth has remained unchanged. From its beautiful appearance and well-kept amenities to its strong schools and remarkable strength of community, Westchase is loved by its residents and especially its newcomers. Marking one of the earliest arrivals of the year, Andrew and Emily Barrows moved into The Bridges in January 2014. “My wife and I found out we were going to have our first baby and we knew then that we needed to find a home for our growing family,” explained Andrew. “What initially attracted us to Westchase were the family friendly neighborhoods, walkable restaurants and parks and proximity to family and friends. We also looked for homes in South Tampa and Safety Harbor. After looking, we ultimately decided to buy in Westchase because we knew it would be a great place to raise our family.”
Curb appeal is a buzz-phrase that’s received a lot of attention in recent years. HGTV has a show dedicated to it. Real estate agents will insist that it can make or break a sale. What it all boils down to is that everyone wants a home that makes a great first impression.
Have you ever asked yourself, “Is that a bobcat in my backyard?” There’s a very good chance the answer is yes.
Former Bridges resident Brian Zeigler resigned his seat on the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) in an e-mail sent to District Manager Andrew Mendenhall late on Feb. 25. “It is with regret that I have to announce my resignation from the CDD Board effective immediately,” he wrote, “as I have sold my home and now reside just outside of the Westchase area.”
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