Memories of 9/11

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Fifteen years ago on 9/11/2001, nineteen men attacked our nation with a cruelty unrivaled in American history.  The unthinkable was broadcast on our televisions and radios: the World Trade Center and Pentagon buildings were under siege.  We soon learned that terrorists had taken control of commercial airplanes as we watched in horror as the second tower was struck.  In such a precise attack, we simultaneously saw the Pentagon go up in flames.  In addition, brave passengers of a fourth hijacked airliner, United Flight 93, prevented another attack on the Washington, DC area when they overpowered the hijackers crashing the plane in a field.

My wife and I were both in downtown DC that day at work a mile as the crow flies from the Pentagon and one block from the Whitehouse.  After my building was  evacuated, I walked down Constitution Avenue trying to find my wife who drove to work and was going to pick me up to get out of town.  I vividly remember the billowing smoke and loud sirens which seemed to be coming from every direction.  People had panicked looks and walked quickly in all directions.  Visions of what it might have been like in London during WWII as the Germans bombed them entered my thoughts.   Continue reading

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Sun City Center is Centrally Located

Sun City Center is Centrally Located

If there’s one thing the residents of the well known 55+ community Sun City Center believe in, its the tried and true real estate axiom of “location location location”.

Sun City Center is surrounded by five popular Florida cities known for their arts, culture, restaurants, shopping, and beautiful scenery: Tampa, Sarasota, St. Pete, Clearwater and Bradenton. 


Let’s take a closer look at what these five places have to offer residents of Sun City Center:


If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Tampa, Florida probably doesn’t have it.

Great shopping, great restaurants, attractions like Busch Gardens, professional baseball, football and hockey, and so much more. Yes, Tampa is considered one of Florida’s big cities but you might be surprised to learn that the population is only about half the size of that in Miami, so its really Florida’s little big city.  Let’s not forget the easy access to the Cruise Port in Tampa as well as Tampa International Airport.

And for things like healthcare, shopping and entertainment, its great to be near a big city. But residents of Sun City Center probably spend just as much if not more time in the surrounding cities we’re taking a look at next.       

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About David Tipton

David Tipton was raised in Tampa, FL and has been a Florida licensed real estate broker since 1986. There have been massive changes in the real estate industry during the past 30 years and Dave has those experiences under his belt, which thoroughly prepares him for what ever comes in the future. Dave has become an evangelist for the Tampa Active Adult Lifestyle and loves working with folks of the 55+ age bracket preparing to retire. With a BA degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa he is a Huge Bulls fan, but roots for all the Florida teams that aren't playing the Bulls.

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Search For Tampa Active Adult Community Homes For Sale

Search all homes for sale, like a real estate agent, both New & Re-sales in Active Adult 55+ communities in the Tampa, FL area. You may filter between single family detached, condominiums, and town-homes by using the sliders on the right side of the map.  You may also scroll through every listing in the area that you have defined, posted below the search map.

Please click on any of the homes on the interactive map for more details about the home and lifestyles.  Create your own searches and check daily for new listings! Please favorite on your computer or device to come back, search for all homes for sale in the area and to read or see our interesting and informative articles and videos about the Active Adult Lifestyle and the 55+ communities in the Tampa area that promote this lifestyle.

Additionally you may search for any type of homes for sale in the Tampa Bay area by adjusting the filters (criteria).

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In-depth Tutorial Explaining the Property Search on Our Website

Please note: It is Not Necessary to view the tutorial first. The search is intuitive, check out this dynamic and flexible home search of all MLS listed homes for sale in the Tampa Bay area. It will identify way more than just homes for sale and it can be tailored to your needs.  A search can be modified to include such local features as churches, schools, gyms, restaurants and even the local Starbucks.

We would be honored to answer any of your real estate questions or show you any of the homes that you locate.

Dave Tipton, Broker ~ Tampa Active Adult Living


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