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Old 07-20-2007, 08:26 PM
 
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Hi, I'm Moving From Ny To Gibsonton Sometime Next Year. We Already Purchased A House There. I Was Wondering If Anyone Could Give Me A Feel For The Area. We Will Both Be Retired. Any Good In's And Out's Of The Area Would Be Appreciated.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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Hope you like "carny" (carnival) folks, because Gibsonton is their winter headquarters.

If you're really lucky your next door neighbor might have a corn dog or elephant ear trailer parked in their front yard...

RM
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:07 PM
 
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Gibsonton isn't too far from Brandon and Tampa shopping and restaurants.
I used to drive through it on 41 when I worked in Apollo Beach. There isn't really much there, I would certainly visit before I moved. There is a large amount of Adult Bookstores and many shacks with Carnival rides and games parked out front. The Carnival life is alive and well in Gib-Town! I certainly wouldn't want to live there, but if I was retiring I would probably have more of an open-mind!

Good Luck!
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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Hi, I'm Moving From Ny To Gibsonton Sometime Next Year. We Already Purchased A House There. I Was Wondering If Anyone Could Give Me A Feel For The Area. We Will Both Be Retired. Any Good In's And Out's Of The Area Would Be Appreciated.
Didn't you get a "feel for the area" before you purchased? I sure hope so. As said, not much there, and it has historically been the winter home of the carny folk and sideshow "freaks". It's not as much as it used to be but the atmosphere is still there. It is at least very convenient to the big city of Tampa.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:57 PM
 
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Where is the home located? Is it in a sub-division? Or is it in town?
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:02 AM
 
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I have to tell you that despite the 'carny' comments, Gibsonton is full of wonderful people and the area is up-and-coming. Yes, there is a history there, but I have been a teacher in Gibsonton for 3 years. Walmart started some improvements and Gibtown is now on the map. There are a lot of areas that need some help, but it's close to the water, the Alafia River is right there, and the people are good people. If you have kids, the elementary school is full of teachers that really care about their students.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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i live in a new subdivision near the new wal mart. it seems like a nice quiet neighborhood. we've been back there twice for a few days. didn't have a chance of really get a feel for the place.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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Default Gibsonton is a great place.

Yes I have lived in Gibsonton for 1 1/2 years and I like it here. Especially the river and getting to know the people and the history is great. I even decided to do a business directory for our area, GibtownUSA Community & Business Directory for Gibsonton & Riverview Florida (http://www.gibtownusa.com - broken link) GibtownUSA Community & Business Directory for Gibsonton & Riverview Florida[/url]. We have East Bay Raceway Park, we have manatees, we have alafia river, we have stories from the past that are interesting. It's a great place to me and I am enjoying getting to know everyone and finding new places to go. As you can see from the pic, I love taking pics in the morning of the life on the river.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:44 AM
 
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There are no adult bookstores in Gibsonton. There in Tampa.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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Gibsonton is a nice little area that is growing. There are quite a few new housing divisions out there. It's not too far from shopping in Brandon or tampa-or even Ellenton (like a 35-40 min. drive south)
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