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Old 09-19-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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Hey there I m 22 years old, european and live currently in NYC. I'm planning on relocating to south fl because NYC is just to expensive for a single person with no degree.

I was thinking of sarasota, miami, ft lauderdale.... but I'm open to suggestions


here is what I'm looking for:

-somewhat near the beach
-studio apartment for around $800/mo in an OK area
-decent college nearby where I can get my graphic design or audio engineering degree
-dont wanna live in the middle of nowhere but it doesn't have to be right in the middle of everything either


please let me know what neighborhoods I should look into ...

P.S. is sarasota really only for old people? saw that the rent over there is really cheap....

thanks in advance
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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I'd recommend checking out St Petersburg.

The beaches are really nice Beaches, Boating and Water Sports | VisitStPeteClearwater.com: St Pete Clearwater, FL Beach Vacations, it has a decent well-priced college (St Petersburg College) About St. Petersburg College which offers both degrees you mention. It used to be known as a city with an older population, but that's changed over the past decade or so. 30% of the population is between the ages of 25 and 44, and almost 10% between 18 and 24. The downtown area has revitalized tremendously the past few years Downtown St. Petersburg Guide/Map and studios downtown run in the $550-$650 price range.
http://tampa.craigslist.org/search/a...ooms=&hasPic=1
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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Hey thanks for the suggestion. st petersburg sounds nice and not to expensive.

do u have any idea how the trucking industry is down there? since I m planning on driving trucks until I get my degree it would be kind of important.

is there any difference between the weather in st petersburg and let's say miami? (not that important just curious)

thanks
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Hey thanks for the suggestion. st petersburg sounds nice and not to expensive.

do u have any idea how the trucking industry is down there? since I m planning on driving trucks until I get my degree it would be kind of important.

is there any difference between the weather in st petersburg and let's say miami? (not that important just curious)

thanks

The weather is much better in Miami.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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The weather is much better in Miami.
How so?

And yeah, St Pete's a good suggestion. There are alot more young people then there are in Sarasota and it's probably even a little more affordable. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is more expensive and not nearly as laid back as the gulf coast.
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Coming from NYC you will be happier in Miami-Dade or Broward County, the west coast of Florida isn't for you most likely.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Coming from NYC you will be happier in Miami-Dade or Broward County, the west coast of Florida isn't for you most likely.
why would u think that?


P.S. im actually european (austrian), moved to nyc about 2 years ago
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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does anybody know if the hillborough community college in tampa is far away from st petersburg. or is it possible to commute back and forth everyday . st petersburg college doesn't really seem to have the exact degree I d like to have??
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Miami
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why would u think that?


P.S. im actually european (austrian), moved to nyc about 2 years ago
Typically people from the Northeast like the the Southeast Coast of Florida more so than the west coast of Florida. People from the Midwest typically like the west coast of Florida, a little more slow paced, friendlier people, more like the midwest. As an Austrian you probably still will like the Southeast more so especially since you are 22. If you had said you were 62 then I might of thought the Southwest coast of Florida.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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Typically people from the Northeast like the the Southeast Coast of Florida more so than the west coast of Florida. People from the Midwest typically like the west coast of Florida, a little more slow paced, friendlier people, more like the midwest. As an Austrian you probably still will like the Southeast more so especially since you are 22. If you had said you were 62 then I might of thought the Southwest coast of Florida.
oh k. i kinda like slow paced and friendlier people though. nyc is way to fast for me. anyways, I m just looking for a less expensive place to get my college degree and then I can moved to the east of florida, if I really don't like the west, since I m gonna have better job options.
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