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Old 05-16-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: miami fl
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Hi I am a 20 single female and I currently live in Miami, Florida I am not a fan of Miami at all if live here my entire life I plan on moving within the next 3months the only thing is I don't want to completely leave florida I'm thinking central Florida maybe Dayton beach... port orange... or Orlando but I'm not sure please help pros and cons of each would be nice also I will be moving alone starting a new chapter in my life independence lastly I work for Marriott hotels so no matter where I go I will have a job.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Hi I am a 20 single female and I currently live in Miami, Florida I am not a fan of Miami at all if live here my entire life I plan on moving within the next 3months the only thing is I don't want to completely leave florida I'm thinking central Florida maybe Dayton beach... port orange... or Orlando but I'm not sure please help pros and cons of each would be nice also I will be moving alone starting a new chapter in my life independence lastly I work for Marriott hotels so no matter where I go I will have a job.
If you can transfer anywhere with Marriott, why limit your options to Florida ?
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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Check out Tampa-St Petersburg. It's the second largest metro area in the state and has a completely different feel than South Florida. The south side of Tampa is best for singles though if you're looking for a slightly quieter feel check out the beach side in St Petersburg (north end) or Clearwater (southeast side). There are several nice Marriott properties to choose from in the St Pete/Clearwater area.


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Old 05-17-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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Orlando
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Miami
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As a young single person I wouldn't suggest moving to a small town stick the larger cities, Orlando or Tampa. Leftee does have a point if you can transfer with Marriott why limit yourself to just Florida. You are young, single, no ties, this is the time in your life that you should try living in other states.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: miami fl
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I have thought about another state but my whole family is in Florida... Florida is all I know.... and what states and cities would you suggest for me
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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I have thought about another state but my whole family is in Florida... Florida is all I know.... and what states and cities would you suggest for me
Lots of options for you ... Atlanta, Boston, Washington, etc. Atlanta would be close enough that you could drive home periodically. Do you live at home or have your own place ? Roommates ? When I lived in Boston, I had a roommate who worked for the Marriott in Cambridge and there were always Marriott folks from other places at our rental house.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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Just for employment purpose I would choose Orlando if you can get transferred to the Marriot World Center or one of the bigger Marriot resorts here. The money is good, the hours are plentiful from what I've heard. Additionally because you're in the hospitality industry moving to a hospitality heavy area like Orlando will help you meet new people quicker. There are a ton of young people here, reasonable housing prices and it's only 3.5 hrs on the turnpike to Miami. Far enough to get away but close enough to visit when you want to. There's never a shortage of things to do for people your age and just speaking from experience, having lived in both MIA and ORL, it will be an easy transition.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Philly, PA.. YO!
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Having lived in Daytona, Orlando, Miami, and Tampa, you being young 20s, head for Orlando. Great for hospitality industry and even consider UCF Rosen college of hospitality. The I-4 corridor is mostly different than SoFla, though personally it seems like Orlando resembles Miami the most lately.

If you want something Florida, but different, try Tampa Bay area like Kyle suggested, it is a completely different feel than the MIA. But if you have nothing holding you back, spend your 20s exploring the country like the other poster suggested too. Atlanta, New York City, Wash DC, etc.. I did that in my 20s (Philly, Denver, fla..) but back to Florida I am.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Orlando is the youngest area in Central Florida and is a lot of fun for people in their 20s. It has a nice downtown which has developed nicely over the last couple decades with a few big projects that are in the works. I think Orlando has the #2 nightlife behind Miami in the state, but it quite different. There are not the large, swanky, expensive clubs of Miami here, but there are loads of bars, a few nice clubs, and all of it is in a compact, walkable area. There are a lot of nice neighborhoods and little strips/districts surrounding downtown that offer everything from trendy and upscale to eclectic and artsy. If you are looking to move, Orlando is just going to offer a lot more than Daytona or Port Orange. What kind of things are you looking for in a city?
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