Looking For and Buying a Home in Trinity Florida
By Joe Gibbons
When we first considered moving to Florida, our first thought was to look for a new home in Pinellas County or Hillsborough County. After all, Pinellas County is close to all those great Gulf beaches, not to mention Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Hillsborough County had the city of Tampa. There were lots of good schools here in the Tampa Bay area, too, which was important for us since we have two children. Inquiring around, we learned that all the neighboring counties operate under a school choice program. What this means is that you must apply for your first, second, and third choice schools and wait for an answer to hear if you have been accepted. Living nearby to the school of your choice does not necessarily affect your acceptance. Most families do end up getting their first choice school, but there is a small chance that if you miss the registration date or if that school is full, you may be assigned another school. Well, we missed the registration dates. As we considered the idea of a private school, we happened upon the town of Trinity in Pasco County, Florida. Trinity is a new master planned community just beyond the Pinellas County border. A new community means lots of new schools and newer construction for potential homes for our family. So we looked further.
What we found in Trinity and Trinity real estate was a wonderful surprise. Cows still graze the pastures here, giving Trinity a peaceful country setting. No traffic here, no congestion. The community was quiet but growing. New businesses and shops were sprouting up along the major roads in the area. Many beautiful subdivisions were in development. We began to explore neighborhoods and get to know the area. With several great schools in the Trinity community, we'd have no problem getting into the neighborhood schools. We decided on a home in the Fox Wood Community, Trinity's largest subdivision. Fox Wood is a gated community with two community parks, walking trails, and a covered pavilion. There are other great neighborhoods too, like Thousand Oaks, Trinity Oaks, Trinity West, Fox Hollow, Champions Club, and Heritage Springs for those 55 years of age and over. We liked what we saw in Trinity real estate.
As for the beaches, we are still close to those great Gulf beaches of Pinellas County. Trinity is only about a 5 minute drive to the border of Pinellas. Pasco County has some beaches of its own, too, like Hudson Beach and Robert K. Rees Park. We're close to the cities of Pinellas and Hillsborough too. In fact, with the Suncoast Parkway just a few minutes away on Rt. 54, we can shoot down to Tampa in about 20 minutes. The Tampa International Airport is so convenient too, with an easy exit right off the Suncoast.
Great beaches, schools, restaurants, shops, and metropolitan cities nearby and a great choice in real estate! That's why we love Trinity, Florida.
About The Author
Joe Gibbons is a real estate sales agent with the Lipply Real Estate Group of Remax Realtec. Since moving from Fairfield, CT and choosing to live in the Trinity area, he has been specializing in Trinity Real Estate -- visit the website and learn about each individual Trinity Community.