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View Poll Results: Should we add a St. Petersburg sub-forum or rename the Tampa sub-forum?
Add a separate St. Petersburg sub-forum 17 40.48%
Rename the Tampa sub-forum to Tampa Bay area (covering St. Petersburg and Clearwater) 25 59.52%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:45 AM
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Granted the naming of the whole area Tampa does make it convenient in that it includes many towns and cities in the area but as some one who spent a good part of my Youth in St Pete seems rather a shame to relegate a city with so much Florida history as simply a side note to Tampa.

Old 09-30-2012, 01:22 PM
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It's fine as is, although it could be renamed "Tampa Bay Area", with the subtitle as is (Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater). Tampa is the largest city by far hence the "Tampa Bay" designation. St. Pete is beautiful and I love it, but it was developed right from the start as a retirement destination, which it has been up until the last decade or two. Tampa always has been the main settlement area, and business oriented with the larger and more diverse (age-wise and other) population.

I am just surprised this forum never established a Lakeland or Polk County forum. Polk County is HUGE. People really don't know where to post there questions. Don't really belong in either Tampa or Orlando forums.
Old 09-30-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiger Beer View Post
An interesting suggestion...I realize this is a from a few years ago. But, as a person searching out information specifically about St. Petersburg, without much interest in Tampa itself. It's certainly interesting that it has been mentioned to separate them before.

As I'm not living there, it's largely irrelevant to me. But, curious if St. Pete residents might beg to differ...or if they consider themselves more or less part of the one large Tampa Bay metro...?
I don't live there but to me it's the same area. Tampa itself it's not that big and many people live in other counties like Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas. Tampa Bay is the best description.
Old 09-30-2012, 09:16 PM
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A St Pete subforum in Tampa makes sense IMO.

What doesn't make sense is a lack of any forum for the Volusia/Flagler area that includes Daytona/New Smyrna Beach/Flagler But I digress....
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