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Old 02-07-2006, 06:04 AM
 
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Tampa and Hillsborough County probably is your best bet as far as a social life and reasonable housing, but it also has some fairly widespread crime problems as well. Northern Pinellas county (around Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, etc.) is much nicer, but pretty far removed from party areas like Ybor City and such.
+1. Hillsborough and the surrounding is what I'm going with.
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Old 02-07-2006, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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I live in Tampa, and I notice that a lot of people have been pushing that towards you. The thing you have to know though is that some parts of tampa are really ghetto. If you are actually considering moving here, I would tell you to look in carrolwood, or citrus park. If you have a little more money and prefer living around somewhat snooby people (not all) then look into south tampa.
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Old 02-07-2006, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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I also used to live in the panhandle (pensacola) and its a very nice area. People are really friendly compared to tampa, but the only problem is the hurricanes.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:23 PM
 
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You might want to try Sebastian, just north of Vero Beach. A nice little town with affordable housing and you are not too far from many things to do. You are also still south of the Frost Line so you should almost never see tempertures drop below 32.
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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You may want to also try Punta Gorda. The area has many beautiful communities with STILL affordable homes. The prices are on the rise though.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:40 PM
 
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Gulfport, my favorite. Right between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. 10 Minutes to the Beaches, 10 Minutes Downtown, 40 to Tampa Airport. Small but not boring, has a very active Artist Community, nice Restaurants, nice people all over. I live here since 2 years and I love it.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Springfield MO for now :(
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Wink Try Sarasota

Try Sarasota. Lots to do here, land and sea. All price ranges. I get the impression that some of the "suggestions" for location you are receiving are really folks maybe looking to sell their personal properties. Tsk, tsk. I, for one, love Florida and all of it's abundant sunshine and weather. And I also happen to love where I live, Sarasota. It's got all I need here, and if there happens to be a reason to go to Tampa or Orlando, they are not that far away. A bonus, you don't have to live in either of those big cities to enjoy what they have to offer. Have fun looking, and good luck!
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Old 06-28-2006, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I currently live in Palm Beach County and they are raising our Homeowners insurance by 50%. So I am looking for a new place. I want to be by the water but I am looking for something affordable. I will be doing a road trip soon and would like some input on which way to head. Thanks a Bunch. Oh btw I am 36 swf, so some social life would be nice.
If you want cheaper insurance, move further away from the water.

My rates went up $3 this year. I'm not complaining. I live on a lake, not near the ocean like Palm Beach County residents. Further inland=cheaper insurance.
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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I lived in Port Richey for 16 years and if I moved back to Florida that's where I'd go. Decent smaller city, good public services, nice waterfront parks and relatively affordable while still being less than an hour from Tampa.

Joe
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:03 PM
 
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Too much traffic and crime in Jax.
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