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MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Florida

Mac Dill Air show plane in sky clouds tampa floridaTampa Florida - So you just found out you're relocating to MacDill AFB or Central Command (Centcom).

Want to learn more about the Tampa Bay area? 

We'd love to be your local military relocation resource, since we have the Clearwater Coast Guard Air Station, the largest and busiest air station, Tampa's MacDill Air Force Air Base, and Central Command right in our backyard and are experienced in helping other military families and individuals who've moved here and we can help with:

  • learning about local Tampa Bay neighborhoods,
  • info on Tampa Bay schools
  • moving and short term rentals,
  • help in buying a Tampa Bay home,
  • getting a VA mortgage | Home loan, 
  • and more. 

Moving mom and girl with box relocation"In addition to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base is also home to more than 50 Mission Partners, including United States Central Command and United States Special Operations Command. The presence of these two unified commands and other Mission Partners creates a unique multi-service community at MacDill, with all branches of service represented. So although MacDill is an Air Force Base, it is also home to many soldiers, sailors and Marines."  (Source: MacDill AFB)

It's easy to see why United States military personal is such a big part of our Tampa Bay communities and neighborhoods. 

One of our home buyers last year had served in the military and was now a consultant and was taking college graduate courses at the University of South Florida - the great thing is we have lots of colleges and universities in the Tampa Bay area to choose from as well.   

When relocating to the Tampa Bay area people either want to stay close to MacDill Airforce base which is located 8 miles south of downtown Tampa (withing about 30 minutes) or some are willing to commute a little further to be closer to our Tampa beaches since the commute may 45 mins - 1hr but the tropical lifestyle is hard to beat - either way we can help!

Moving to Tampa | St Petersburg | Clearwater Florida -Working at MacDill AFB

Moving van with blank sideIf you are looking for Tampa Bay neighborhoods closer to MacDill you may want to consider neighborhoods in Clearwater, St Petersburg, Westchase, Brandon, Valrico, Riverview, South Tampa and Port of Tampa.

The great news is there are lots of Tampa real estate bargains right now and because we are still in a buyer's market you can find great values on homes under $200,000 in Brandon, Valrico, Clearwater and St Petersburg and even the higher priced, high demand area of South Tampa has buyers negotiating deals on these craftsman style homes with the finest detail throughout. These are all easy commutes to the Tampa International Airport as well.

If you're relocating and want to look at Tampa Bay homes you can find great options in along Tampa Bay in St Petersburg, Apollo Beach and on Davis Island.  

Tampa Bay Public School Choices

Kids flag diversity schoolIn both Hillsborough county and Pinellas County we have "School Choice" so check out the info on local schools here:

Buying a Tampa Bay Home using a VA Mortagage

We are experienced in helping our clients buy homes with VA mortgages. We also work with experienced Tampa lenders that can help you get an FHA loan, as well as conventional loans. See what one of our recent veteran home buyers says about Buying a Home with a VA loan.  

Understanding Tampa Bay Florida Property Taxes

When we help military families moving to Tampa Bay they often ask what will my property taxes be? This is because we calculate property taxes differently than other parts of the country so here are 2 article that will explain our current Florida Property Taxes.

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Are you looking to buy a Clearwater Home or Tampa Real Estate where you can enjoy our golf courses, beaches or boating? Here's what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them....


Buyers tell us that selecting the best Tampa Real Estate Agent, online or from a distance, can be a challenge. Some of our past clients agreed to share their experiences and tell you why they think you should work with us. 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsCyndee Haydon • January 12 2008 07:59PM


Cyndee, That's so cool that your helping our young men and women in the military purchase a home.  What a joy it is helping a member of the military or a veteran buy a home. 


Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) over 11 years ago
Fun read - my 21 yr old was born on MacDill AFB!!!!  Seems like yesterday :)
Posted by Kim Wood, Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte (The Tech Byte) over 11 years ago


I love working with military families too - great to help those helping defend and protect us all.


I hope you had a great holiday.

Posted by Rita Taylor, Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina (None) over 11 years ago

Cyndee - I too have had the pleasure of working with Active Duty Military families relocating too and from MacDill AFB.   Many of them have told me "ok.. cool / like grinning enough already" because I am always like "thank you so much for serving our country" on a REGULAR basis.  

We live in a great country, and I personally say "thank you" ANYTIME I see a uniformed US military personnel dresses that serves our country.  

My brother-in-law is in IRAQ now, and will see his girls for the first time in a few years.  The girls are excited.

Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) over 11 years ago
I am surprised that you haven't been hit with the recent run of base closings that has affected many areas.
Posted by Gayle Balaban, E. TN Waterfront Real Estate (The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E) over 11 years ago
Absolutely wonderful post....full of helpful information for military families relocating.
Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) over 11 years ago

Cynthia - thank you for your kind words! :-)

Gayle - it got close at one point - I think having Centcom here was a big help!

Katrina - thanks for stopping by - it is a great country!

Rita - it's great to see  you - thanks for visiting.

Kim - it is amazing how fast time flies - thanks for taking time to stop by!

Fran - I always appreciate your thoughts and I know the military has a special place in your heart! 


Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Cyndee, love this post.  It's soooo full of wonderful facts on relocating to Tampa, FL.
Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Love you to post this in the group :

The Coast Guard not only has Air Station Clearwater, but a small Station in Claearwater and a Station with multiple, larger ships in St Petersburg.

Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) over 11 years ago
Cyndee- This is a great way to support our troops and helping the military with their relocation needs.
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 11 years ago
Great stuff Cyndee!!!    An excellent resource for military families. 
Posted by Chris Tesch, College Station, Texas Real Estate (RE/MAX Bryan-College Station) over 11 years ago
Chris - thanks for the kind words - was thinking of you this morning - we need to catch up! :)
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Cyndee - great post! I grew up about 4 miles north of MacDill!!!
Posted by Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago