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Old 06-19-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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Default Top 5 BEST and WORST neighborhoods in Tampa

What are the top 5 BEST and Top 5 WORST neighborhoods in Tampa? Please explain why they are the best and why they are the worst. Positives of the worst neighborhoods [If any]; Negatives of the best neighborhoods [If any]..Any Info would be great.
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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What makes an area great for one person doesn't necessarily make it great for someone else. Clarify what makes a neighborhood "great" to you and what makes a neighborhood "worst" for you and then I can give you some facts about the area.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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Crime, how the neighborhood looks, how the community is, if ts safe of dangerous, etc.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the south
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1. New Tampa
2.Ybor City
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:40 PM
 
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1. Where I live
2. Everywhere else

Unless you are just looking for some lively discussion, this can't be answered. As an example, KWFL appears to say that Ybor City is the "worst" part of Tampa. Personally, I enjoy Ybor and frequent it relatively often. As is the case with any other part of the city, I wouldn't have a 5 year old with me when walking past the nightclubs at midnight. I'm a bit old to be clubbing until 3 a.m. anyway. I enjoy sitting outside the Big Cohiba, smoking a cigar and having dinner at Bernini. I positively hate eating Applebee's and the other generic lifestyle offered in New Tampa, Westchase, Brandon, etc. On the other hand, I live in the 'burbs. Point is...this is obviously a subjective questionnaire that will be receive differing answers from different people in different stages of life.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:58 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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What makes an area great for one person doesn't necessarily make it great for someone else. Clarify what makes a neighborhood "great" to you and what makes a neighborhood "worst" for you and then I can give you some facts about the area.
Although this quote is probably accurate, I think most of us want to be safe and surrounded by quality neighbors as a basic requirement of day to day existence.

If that sounds like you I would suggest you avoid the central urban core of Tampa - in particular Sulphur Springs and adjacent neighborhoods - as well as "suitcase city" which is north of Sulphur Springs, running up to around Bearss Ave.

My typical suggestion is that a person drives through prospective neighborhoods for a "look-see" because you probably already have a mental picture of what fits well for you.

Good luck.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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I dare anyone to move to College Hill or Suitcase City. ;-)

In a serious note, just looking at the crime data for Hillsborough County indicates that the majority of the area are subjected to the same crimes. If you look at the numbers closer, it seems that there's a concentration of crimes in the central part of Tampa.

Give this a try:
Crime Tracker - from TBO.com (http://www.tbo.com/news/crimetracker/ - broken link)
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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I dare anyone to move to College Hill or Suitcase City. ;-)

In a serious note, just looking at the crime data for Hillsborough County indicates that the majority of the area are subjected to the same crimes. If you look at the numbers closer, it seems that there's a concentration of crimes in the central part of Tampa.

Give this a try:
Crime Tracker - from TBO.com (http://www.tbo.com/news/crimetracker/ - broken link)
Yes, and take it from a born-and-raised Tampa native who has lived or owned property in many of the central Tampa neighborhoods - the CRIME IS TERRIBLE! Been a victim many times, as has every member of my family. That includes West Tampa, Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights and suitcase city. Haven't lived in Tampa for 30 years - it's a great place for my hubby to work (downtown) and we like to visit restaurants and such but we are willing to commute to all that. The suburbs are nice and safe like Lutz, New Tampa, etc. but stay out of the city!
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: new orleans
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gypsychic:so in your opinion the "historic district" would not be a good place for a single woman? i was attracted to the area because of the older homes being restored and being close to downtown, the housing prices seemed good too. Any suggestions for alternative neighborhoods similar to this but safer? Is there an historic district in st.pete's? thanks
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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gypsychic:so in your opinion the "historic district" would not be a good place for a single woman? i was attracted to the area because of the older homes being restored and being close to downtown, the housing prices seemed good too. Any suggestions for alternative neighborhoods similar to this but safer? Is there an historic district in st.pete's? thanks
stormweary, I would really recommend St. Pete for living as opposed to Tampa, but someone who lives there will have to direct you to the type neighborhoods you are seeking. The only historic areas in Tampa which are safe (but still have some crime) are those in South Tampa, but it is VERY pricey there - although if you are renting you might find a nice deal.

Good luck!
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