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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 05-12-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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A melting pot of topography? Me thinks not...Flat scrublands with some varying coastal flora and fauna but otherwise it's fairly one dimensional. A melting pot of topography would apply more to the neighbors to our north like GA, SC and NC which are truly diverse in terms of topography. Culturally, I agree that it doesn't get much more diverse than Florida. As for politically it's hovering "purple" without the extremes found in other states and certainly not a melting pot if considering much of the ground to the left of center, which I know you're not exactly familiar with...
Yup. That's why you have Cali and NY to the left of FL, and TX to the right in terms of the most populated states.

IMO, FL is just the perfection of "moderate" politics.

That's what makes the US of A so great. Personally, if you like the idea of banning happy meals and plastic bags, a $15/min wage and high taxes on everything, enjoy the bay area/SF. If you want a waterfront mansion for a million (instead of 5-10x price) and low taxes, FL is there for you.

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Old 05-12-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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It probably helps that, when discussing Orlando, people mean the city of Orlando. When discussing Tampa, people mean Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Riverview, Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Valrico, Seffner, Plant City, Sarasota, Auburndale, etc.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:56 PM
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It probably helps that, when discussing Orlando, people mean the city of Orlando. When discussing Tampa, people mean Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Riverview, Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Valrico, Seffner, Plant City, Sarasota, Auburndale, etc.
But that doesn't really make a difference. Tampa is a bigger metro area, but they are still comparable. Orlando has areas like the ones you mentioned.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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Orlando has areas like the ones you mentioned.
I'm aware of that. However, when people discuss Orlando, with the exception of Disney, they are talking about Orlando. When people discuss "Tampa," they are discussing every city within a two hour drive.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:03 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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As a native central Floridian, I disagree with you.

Florida is a melting pot in topography and culture/politics, not just what one would expect to see in south FL

uhh.... huh?
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:08 PM
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I'm aware of that. However, when people discuss Orlando, with the exception of Disney, they are talking about Orlando. When people discuss "Tampa," they are discussing every city within a two hour drive.
Tampa-St.Pete-Clearwater is all fair game when discussing Tampa. Including everywhere within a two-hour drive is extreme, though. When I talk about metro areas though, I generally include the entire area and not just the main city. So I think Tampa and Orlando should have the same geographical limits when being discussed.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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uhh.... huh?
Flora and fauna I mean, yeah the hills in Clermont are pretty minor lol.

My point was that it's not all palm trees and tropical
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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Tampa-St.Pete-Clearwater is all fair game when discussing Tampa.
No. No it is not. Especially when Tampa is in an entirely different county than the other two.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Flora and fauna I mean, yeah the hills in Clermont are pretty minor lol.

My point was that it's not all palm trees and tropical


ok, i was gonna say... what FL do you live in LOL.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:55 PM
 
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I'm aware of that. However, when people discuss Orlando, with the exception of Disney, they are talking about Orlando. When people discuss "Tampa," they are discussing every city within a two hour drive.
I was comparing the regions. Central Florida and Tampa Bay. Disney is not in Orlando its south Orange county and Osceola county. Orlando and Tampa are within a 2 hour drive of each other. I do agree though that when many visitors come to CFL they rarely make it out of the tourists corridor, most have never even made it to downtown. Its a shame because theres so much more to CFL.
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