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View Poll Results: Is Tampa really that much better than Orlando?
Yes 31 54.39%
No 26 45.61%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-27-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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plus the fantastic new campus of USF Polytechnic.
It hasn't been USF Polytechnic in quite a while (as in, longer than a year, easy). Rick Scott thought we needed a 12 state university, so he separated USF and Florida Polytechnic University. FPU now stands in Lakeland with no accreditation and a website without a .edu.

From their website:

Is Florida Polytechnic University accredited?

No, Florida Polytechnic is not accredited. However, the institution plans to apply for regional accreditation at the earliest time possible.

In other words, Lakeland may be good for some things. I wouldn't be using FPU as one of them.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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It hasn't been USF Polytechnic in quite a while (as in, longer than a year, easy). Rick Scott thought we needed a 12 state university, so he separated USF and Florida Polytechnic University. FPU now stands in Lakeland with no accreditation and a website without a .edu.

From their website:

Is Florida Polytechnic University accredited?

No, Florida Polytechnic is not accredited. However, the institution plans to apply for regional accreditation at the earliest time possible.

In other words, Lakeland may be good for some things. I wouldn't be using FPU as one of them.
Another idiotic move by yours truly.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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I've done a pretty extensive search and it seems as though every time Orlando and Tampa go head to head Tampa comes out on top, why is this and is Tampa really that much better than Orlando?

Which city feels newer, has better weather, a better job market, better traffic, and lower COL?
Not enough difference between the two to even matter.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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both have positives and negatives like all places. I like both areas just fine. Like the poster above said, not sure theres THAT much of a difference, really.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:12 AM
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both have positives and negatives like all places. I like both areas just fine. Like the poster above said, not sure theres THAT much of a difference, really.
I think there's a huge difference. While living in both cities is quite similar, they both have a completely different vibe. For example, I hate Tampa and love Orlando. So there has to be some difference. Maybe not in the job market, but as far as cities go...yeah.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:00 PM
 
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I think there's a huge difference. While living in both cities is quite similar, they both have a completely different vibe. For example, I hate Tampa and love Orlando. So there has to be some difference. Maybe not in the job market, but as far as cities go...yeah.
What do you hate about Tampa and love about Orlando?
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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IMO, it is all about the water. If you don't care about it, you might choose Orlando. But if Florida means beaches and waves and boating and fishing and all that, you gotta go with the greater Tampa Bay area.
Right. The water is a prime reason for moving to FL. Then the "milder" Winters. If someone just wanted milder winters, move to Phoenix or Tuscon, AZ.
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:38 AM
 
Location: St Petersburg, FL
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Neither one are good in my opinion. They are too urban, overdeveloped, and don't feel southern. I currently live in St Pete, and can't wait to get out of this overpopulated dump, and move to Citrus County.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:32 AM
 
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Neither one are good in my opinion. They are too urban, overdeveloped, and don't feel southern. I currently live in St Pete, and can't wait to get out of this overpopulated dump, and move to Citrus County.
1/3 of the population are senior citizens. Sounds like God's waiting room considering FL population of them is 17% as a whole
Citrus County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:51 AM
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What do you hate about Tampa and love about Orlando?
Grew up in Tampa, so my hate is somewhat biased about it. I just can't find much to like about it. I've gone into detail about this before, but really no areas of Tampa interest me.
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