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View Poll Results: Is Tampa really that much better than Orlando?
Yes 31 54.39%
No 26 45.61%
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: St. Pete, FL
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St. Pete is better than Tampa and Orlando.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I like the city of Orlando better as a whole, but I will say that Tampa wins if anything just because of geography/location.
The bay area just can't be beat.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:03 AM
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I like the city of Orlando better as a whole, but I will say that Tampa wins if anything just because of geography/location.
The bay area just can't be beat.
What do you mean by that? Orlando is actually closer to South Florida than Tampa is, so in some ways its location can be a disadvantage. I don't like Tampa at all. I guess it would be a good place to live if you were that close to the beach, but majority of people are not. I won't mind making the drive to Cocoa.

I'm amazed at how much Orlando offers compared to what Tampa does.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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What do you mean by that? Orlando is actually closer to South Florida than Tampa is, so in some ways its location can be a disadvantage. I don't like Tampa at all. I guess it would be a good place to live if you were that close to the beach, but majority of people are not. I won't mind making the drive to Cocoa.

I'm amazed at how much Orlando offers compared to what Tampa does.
Hmm, on every map I've seen Tampa is further south than Orlando... Thanks for the other information though.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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What do you mean by that? Orlando is actually closer to South Florida than Tampa is, so in some ways its location can be a disadvantage. I don't like Tampa at all. I guess it would be a good place to live if you were that close to the beach, but majority of people are not. I won't mind making the drive to Cocoa.

I'm amazed at how much Orlando offers compared to what Tampa does.
I agree with most of what you're saying, especially the last part.
By location, I don't mean proximity to other cities, but just rather how it's surrounded by the gulf and the bay. I particularly like the scenery, and the fact that it feels like a port city.
Downtown St-Pete and Treasure Island are both impressive as well, IMO.

Orlando in recent years, however, has grown pretty nicely, whereas Tampa seems to be stuck in the year 2000.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:29 AM
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Hmm, on every map I've seen Tampa is further south than Orlando... Thanks for the other information though.
Yeah it's further south, but Miami is actually 40-50 miles shorter from Orlando.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:31 AM
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I agree with most of what you're saying, especially the last part.
By location, I don't mean proximity to other cities, but just rather how it's surrounded by the gulf and the bay. I particularly like the scenery, and the fact that it feels like a port city.
Downtown St-Pete and Treasure Island are both impressive as well, IMO.

Orlando in recent years, however, has grown pretty nicely, whereas Tampa seems to be stuck in the year 2000.
Ah, gotcha. Yeah I like how when I fly into Tampa I see the bay and all that, very beautiful. I'm just not attached to any area of Tampa though, where as I'm really interested in multiple areas of Orlando. I wouldn't consider living in Tampa again, just not for me.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:39 AM
 
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Where did you get that beaches are important to almost everyone?

Right on this forum as almost every one who is inquiring about relocating to Florida seems to indicate close proximity to a beach as a criteria for their choice of location, And most of the Florida residents tell us of how much fun they had at the beach today.
So if a beach is important the closest beach to Tampa is Clearwater at 22 miles
Orlandos closest beach is Cocoa Beach at 60 miles.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:45 AM
 
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Pretty weak for those who have lived anywhere else outside of FL and one of it's biggest drawbacks in my opinion.
No worse than Tampa, arguably much better than Jax
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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They are both equally bad, imo.
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