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Carrollwood MLS SearchCarrollwood is an area located in North Tampa Florida. Not only is Carrollwood extremely unique in various ways, it also reigns as one of the most established neighborhoods in the Bay area. Developed in the 1950s, Carrollwood began as a place for the academics from the University of South Florida to call home, including the first president of USF, John Allen. Allen's wife, Grace, began the tradition of lighting luminarias on Christmas Eve to symbolize World Peace. This legacy lives on as a city-wide event during the holidays.

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Eventually, Carrollwood would expand to the cultural, historic and scenic center that attracts families and executives alike. The sprawling oak-shaded yards and pristine homes instill a sort of old world charm that is not common in today's hustled society. Many small ponds and large lakes for water recreation and enjoyment are nestled throughout the city, and many homes within the area are Waterfront Homes with breathtaking views. Although many newer homes are available, many of the homes in Carrollwood are the original design from the 50's. Homes with precise detail and immense value are common in Carrollwood. The gorgeous outward appearance and the upscale areas peppered within Carrollwood give popular appeal to this city as a whole.

Location is an important feature of Carrollwood. Right in the heart of Tampa, the interstate access that homeowners enjoy enables trips to Brandon Florida, MacDill Air Force Base, the Bay Area Beaches or Orlando. The convenience of the location lessens the time constraints that are a part of everyday life.

Often referred to as "Bulls' Country", the Carrollwood area has a special relationship with the University of South Florida. Only minutes away from the Tampa campus, students who live in Carrollwood enjoy the convenience of a short commute to and from school. In addition, USF sporting and athletics are a big part of Carrollwood; for the Sports Fan, a USF game is the perfect opportunity to see players showcase their abilities. With USF recently entering into the Big East Conference, the competition is getting pretty fierce! Carrollwood is also within minutes to Raymond James Stadium and Legends Field. Raymond James is the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Legends Field is the perfect place to watch the New York Yankees Spring Training games. With all of the athletic options open, Carrollwood is the ultimate place for the sports enthusiast!

In addition to all the athletics that Carrollwood has to offer, the city has become somewhat of a dining capital with a plethora of both casual and formal dining. Restaurants in the Carrollwood area offer a wide variety of choices from chain restaurants to one-of-a-kind places, unique to the Carrollwood area. Carrollwood is also the home to several shopping options. With retail outlets, boutiques, grocery stores and pharmacies, Carrollwood supports small businesses as well as thriving super stores. Everything within Carrollwood is easily accessed, this convenient feature allows homeowners to free up time and focus on the important things in life.

Carrollwood's Recreation Center is the home to three parks on the beautiful and scenic Lake Carroll. White Sands Beach is a small, man-made park that features boating, fishing and swimming. The Original Carrollwood Park has a baseball diamond, fenced in area for dogs and an extensive trail system that can be used for jogging. Scotty Cooper Park offers several playgrounds for children and toddlers. There are also several open-air picnic areas for grilling and fishing. In addition to these three parks that can be accessed by the Carrollwood Recreation Center, there is Al Lopez Park, which allows jogging, fishing, and recreational activities. Al Lopez Park is famous for being the location where the Fourth of July Fireworks are lit for all of Carrollwood's viewing pleasure. Adjacent to Al Lopez Park is the Cancer Survivors Park Plaza, where sculptures are displayed as a celebration of the progress in the fight against disease. Carrollwood homeowners also have access to Cheval Golf and Country Club. This 18 hole course was designed by Steven R. Smyers, ASGCA and also includes a 50 tee driving range, where golfers from beginners to advanced can perfect their shot! This course is one of the most highly rated in the Tampa area and has an overall par of 71 from the farthest tees. These recreation areas throughout Carrollwood present the perfect opportunity to spend a lazy afternoon enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Carrollwood homeowners also have several options for education. These include: Carrollwood, Claywell, North West and Essrig Elementary Schools, Ben Hill Middle, Gaither, Sickles, Hillsborough and Chamberlain High Schools. There are also several private education options as well including the Carrollwood Day School. Founded in the late '80s, the Day School is designed for children from pre-school to high school and is the only International Baccalaureate approved middle school in the area. The Day School offers outstanding education, character development and an unsurpassed physical environment.

Beautiful homes and surroundings, as well as a prestigious atmosphere and an air of sophistication can be found in Carrollwood. Single Family Homes, High End Tampa Luxury Homes, Estates, Condos and Studios are available to choose from. In addition to all of these wonderful homes, there are also several lakefront homes for the recreational water skier. For more information about Carrollwood, please contact your local Twin Palms Realty Inc Agent Today!

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