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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 05-10-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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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?
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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No.

Different strokes for different folks. Not sure where that idea came from
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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IMHO Orlando is a great place to visit (and indeed I was in the Port of Orleans Resort all last week)...but I wouldn't want to live there...I prefer Tampa Bay...Pinellas County...Palm Harbor for a myriad of reasons...
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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IMHO Orlando is a great place to visit (and indeed I was in the Port of Orleans Resort all last week)...but I wouldn't want to live there...I prefer Tampa Bay...Pinellas County...Palm Harbor for a myriad of reasons...
Care to name a few of those reasons?
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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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?
Based on your "extensive search" why do you say that, "Tampa comes out on top"?
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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Based on your "extensive search" why do you say that, "Tampa comes out on top"?
Tampa almost always beats Orlando in polls...

Orlando vs Tampa vs Phoenix

Jacksonville vs Miami vs Orlando, ans vs Tampa

Romantic vacation for $2,500 (budget) with two people: New Orleans, Orlando or Tampa?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...rban-core.html << Orlando won

THE WAR ON I-4!! Orlando vs. Tampa

http://www.city-data.com/forum/flori...36-choose.html

What city has most notoriety nationally: Orlando, Jacksonville, or Tampa, Florida? << Orlando won, this thread was talking about national notoriety, not which city is better.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/flori...pa-better.html

How would you rank these Southern Cities: Raleigh, Charlotte, Tampa, Orlando, Nashville, Austin, and New Orleans << Both cities got 0 votes

http://www.city-data.com/forum/denve...d-we-move.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...think-has.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...t-city-do.html

^^^ Those are all the CD polls involving Tampa vs Orlando in some form or another.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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I prefer Orlando by a good amount,newer with more to do.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:34 PM
 
Location: it depends
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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.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:46 PM
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I'm moving from Tampa to Orlando because of how much better Orlando is. So, no. Tampa can't offer me 1/10th of what Orlando can.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:04 PM
 
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"Better" is subjective - might be better for one person but not another, depending what you like.
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