When looking at pockets of Tampa Bay to buy fixer-uppers in, we love the Carrollwood area. Carrollwood is about 15 miles North of downtown Tampa. Carrollwood boundaries include Lake Magdalene to the north, Tampa to the east, Egypt Lake to the south, and Carrollwood Village to the west. There are small pockets of housing in this area that make great flip opportunities.
REVIVAL’S FIXER UPPER
We bought our 3 BR, 2 bath, 1,498sf house in the Headland Hills area. It had been inherited and the heirs wanted to sell, quickly and easily with no hassles. We were there to help. We replaced the roof, performed some minor repairs, painted the interior and exterior, upgraded some light fixtures, added granite counter tops and stainless appliances. It was an easy process.
According to Redfin.com, average sale price in Carrollwood is $245k, or $158/sf, which is up 9% from last year. This area is very competitive for real estate, with a rating of 74. Days on Market in the area are under 30. The majority of houses in the area range from 1800-2300 sf and were built between 1970-1990.
Carrollwood is a lovely area with many great restaurants and activities for families to engage in. Carrollwood Village Park has a huge splash pad, outdoor exercise stations, walking trails and a dog park, this is THE place for families! The area is known for its great public schools Elementary schools in the area are Essrig Elementary School, Carrollwood Elementary, and Cannella Elementary School. The closest middle school is Hill Middle School, and the closest high school is the Dorothy Thomas Center School. Carrollwood is only a 20-minute drive away from the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida for anyone headed to college.
Side Splitters Comedy Club is the premier comedy showplace since 1992! They have the best nationally touring headliners, local talent and an award-winning open mic.
Shelly’s Café is the place for breakfast. The french toast is amazing!! Covered in fresh fruit with a light dusting of powdered sugar or covered in caramel, walnuts and bananas – our two favorites. They’re also known for their omelets. Trust us, if it’s breakfast you’re looking for, this is your place!
Revival Homebuyer is a local Tampa company that truly loves the community and the people within it. Our mission is simple – to successfully buy and sell real estate, and to use that success as a group to help others and support the individuals of our team and their pursuit of living a great life! We pride ourselves on being the most helpful and reliable homebuyer for sellers of distressed properties in Tampa Bay.