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Old 05-05-2015, 01:52 PM
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Florida is 100% built on sprawl. I couldn't imagine getting around down here without one honestly.
There's some neighborhoods in Florida cities that make that possible. All depends on your lifestyle.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:18 AM
 
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There's some neighborhoods in Florida cities that make that possible. All depends on your lifestyle.
Certainly is possible but you have to live a few minutes walk from a bus stop and your destination/s have to be within a few minutes of a bus stop. and you'll have to be knowing that bus schedule very well as sitting by a highway in the heat isnt something most people would want to do for more than a few minutes as they wait for that bus.Certainly isnt a lifestyle most people are into..
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:08 AM
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Certainly is possible but you have to live a few minutes walk from a bus stop and your destination/s have to be within a few minutes of a bus stop. and you'll have to be knowing that bus schedule very well as sitting by a highway in the heat isnt something most people would want to do for more than a few minutes as they wait for that bus.Certainly isnt a lifestyle most people are into..
Not really. If you set it up so you can walk to work, then you're golden. And living in a vibrant neighborhood, everything else will be within walking distance. Then if you have to, you use the bus, or services like Uber. I lived without a car in California under these exact circumstances, and I never wanted for a car.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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I couldnt imagine living in Florida without a car.Everything is just too spread out,bus service is minimal and unreliable.Perhaps you can get away with it in downtown Tampa or St Pete but get much north of there and the no car lifestyle becomes next to impossible.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:37 AM
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I couldnt imagine living in Florida without a car.Everything is just too spread out,bus service is minimal and unreliable.Perhaps you can get away with it in downtown Tampa or St Pete but get much north of there and the no car lifestyle becomes next to impossible.
It's not ideal for long-term, and I don't recommend that anyone do it. But I'm looking to hold off on my car purchase until next year (I just got back from living abroad) and will more than be able to live without a car until then.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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If you live in or plan to live in Century Village, Kings Point or those 55+ communities where they offer bus services to the grocery, doctors offices, etc, you don't need a car since it is full of transportation~! If you rely on the bus services, it can't take you everywhere or when "you" need to be somewhere at a specific time.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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Better question would be how do I survive in FLORIDA with out a car!!! You either live in a hotel w/room service. Or live w/in walking distance of everything you need to survive. Uber is going to get pretty expensive after a while. Its not practical to depend on a car service not if your trying to save up for a car. I lived in broward county which has pretty decent bus service compared to other parts of Florida, it still was not practical or dependable I certainly couldn't depend on it for going to work, DRs appts anything that I had to be at at a certain time..
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:16 PM
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Better question would be how do I survive in FLORIDA with out a car!!! You either live in a hotel w/room service. Or live w/in walking distance of everything you need to survive. Uber is going to get pretty expensive after a while. Its not practical to depend on a car service not if your trying to save up for a car. I lived in broward county which has pretty decent bus service compared to other parts of Florida, it still was not practical or dependable I certainly couldn't depend on it for going to work, DRs appts anything that I had to be at at a certain time..
If you live near work, then it's super easy. Add in a few good bus routes and you're set.
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