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Old 12-15-2008, 11:08 PM
 
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From what I've been able to find out Tampa is about half the size of Houston(metropolitian population). Both are Gulf Coast cities, both stay warm in the winter. Please help me with the major or even subtle differences between them. Which do you prefer, why? Thank you.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Both are excellent cities.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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From what I've been able to find out Tampa is about half the size of Houston(metropolitian population). Both are Gulf Coast cities, both stay warm in the winter. Please help me with the major or even subtle differences between them. Which do you prefer, why? Thank you.
It's 44 degrees and very foggy in Houston right now. With the humidity it feels like 39. If you call that warm...
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Houston can get very cold in the winter and that's why I would prefer to live in Tampa. Houston is also about 40 or 50 miles from the coast and I think Tampa is right on the coast. The beaches are probably a lot nicer in Tampa.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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hmm good points about the weather differences.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: AZ
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I've only been to the Tampa area and I LOVED it there. Tarpon Springs was my favorite. I loved the Greek and community feel.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Houston is way more cosmopolitan than Tampa, not to mention twice as large.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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Houston is historically known for having a strong and diverse economy. Something to consider in bad economic times.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Houston can get very cold in the winter and that's why I would prefer to live in Tampa. Houston is also about 40 or 50 miles from the coast and I think Tampa is right on the coast. The beaches are probably a lot nicer in Tampa.
Tampa is about 20 miles from the coast. You have to cross the bay and then Pinellas County (St Petersburg/Clearwater) to get there.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I felt Tampa was void of any culture, maturity and vibrancy. Houston easily gets my vote.
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