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Old 07-08-2018, 12:48 PM
 
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Considering a move out of the panhandle into the peninsula. Looking for newer upscale area in Tampa or Boca/Delray area. Does south florida have drugs? Looking for clean area. Want many shops and restaurants close by. Not looking for nightlife, Not looking for quiet area, Want a clean neighborhood.

List of our priorities:
1. Safe, Clean area far away from the hood/Economically depressed areas.
2. Many shops and restaurants around, (Reason for moving out of the panhandle, NOTHING here in destin besides a few little places)
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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If you can afford Boca Raton, do it, I used to live there, very safe, very upscale, very nice, beach is beautiful and so is the water.
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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Raton is much nicer and has coconut palms.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:18 AM
 
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Different social areas..I lived in Boca, if you like loudmouth, demanding NYC jewish types then you'll be a t home in Boca. Tampa is far more down to earth and southern, midwestern, Latin and Italian. Boca is far more expensive but definitely safe..
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:39 AM
 
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Boca Raton is as mentioned heavily populated with the self-entitled types who are also into outdoing the "Joneses". While it's nice physically it takes a certain individual to find it appealing otherwise. The Tampa Bay area is obviously much larger and has many different areas to choose from, and while varied pretty consistently more down to earth/friendlier. Given your criteria I would suggest neighborhoods like East Lake in Oldsmar, Safety Harbor or Countryside in NE Clearwater which while not brand-spanking new are newer, generally very well kept up, and in close proximity to tons of restaurants/shopping etc yet nowhere near economically depressed areas.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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Different social areas..I lived in Boca, if you like loudmouth, demanding NYC jewish types then you'll be a t home in Boca. Tampa is far more down to earth and southern, midwestern, Latin and Italian. Boca is far more expensive but definitely safe..
How would my family fit in boca as southern christians?
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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Boca Raton is as mentioned heavily populated with the self-entitled types who are also into outdoing the "Joneses". While it's nice physically it takes a certain individual to find it appealing otherwise. The Tampa Bay area is obviously much larger and has many different areas to choose from, and while varied pretty consistently more down to earth/friendlier. Given your criteria I would suggest neighborhoods like East Lake in Oldsmar, Safety Harbor or Countryside in NE Clearwater which while not brand-spanking new are newer, generally very well kept up, and in close proximity to tons of restaurants/shopping etc yet nowhere near economically depressed areas.
Very false, I’ve lived there. I don’t notice any difference in the average person than living here in Orlando. It’s actually quite small town feel as well. Boca Raton does have a high Jewish population though; basically the only difference I noticed.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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If you can afford Boca Raton, do it, I used to live there, very safe, very upscale, very nice, beach is beautiful and so is the water.
Yep, everyone wants to live in a town called "Rats mouth".


Now some say it originally meant "Thieves Inlet".
https://www.google.com/search?q=Boca...nt=firefox-b-1
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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Very false, Iíve lived there. I donít notice any difference in the average person than living here in Orlando. Itís actually quite small town feel as well. Boca Raton does have a high Jewish population though; basically the only difference I noticed.
I grew up in South Florida and it's not false. The area has a very high proportion of transplants from the Northeast US (NY/NJ in particular) while the Tampa Bay area has a high proportion of transplants from the Midwest. As a result there's a significant difference between the two and to deny that either exhibits a complete lack of awareness of one's surroundings...or an agenda of boosting one's reputation in an irresponsible way, which you have shown consistently on this forum while portraying Orlando as a great fit for everyone because you're so enamored.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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I grew up in South Florida and it's not false. The area has a very high proportion of transplants from the Northeast US (NY/NJ in particular) while the Tampa Bay area has a high proportion of transplants from the Midwest. As a result there's a significant difference between the two and to deny that either exhibits a complete lack of awareness of one's surroundings...or an agenda of boosting one's reputation in an irresponsible way, which you have shown consistently on this forum while portraying Orlando as a great fit for everyone because you're so enamored.
I’ve lived in 8 cities, 3 states, 2 countries, I wasn’t born in Florida, I have no bias. When did you live in Boca Raton... South Florida is a huge area! I bet you never lived there since you said South Florida instead of Boca Raton. I lived in Boca Raton as an adult and people were mostly college atudents and upscale families. Very nice. If you are a person who wears your pants halfway down your butt, you won’t get a warm embrace, that’s the only thing I can think of...
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