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Old 08-05-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Why someone would want to leave Oregon for Tampa is beyond me. Sounds stupid.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Try living there for a year or two. Beautiful place, but don't plan on seeing much of the sun. That being said, when you do, it's spectacular.

I have not lived there, but I did do business there for a number of years in both Portland and Springfield. I loved both places, but found it hard to deal with the limited sunshine, which is mostly an issue in the fall/winter months. Summers were glorious.

RM
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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All I really appreciate your well thought out replies. It's a real big help for us as we're focusing in on a couple places to visit and appraise much more closely. I'm personally on the fence on Tampa but my wife is a fan. We all know how that will go for me!

Again I really appreciate the time everyone took!
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Try living there for a year or two. Beautiful place, but don't plan on seeing much of the sun. That being said, when you do, it's spectacular.

I have not lived there, but I did do business there for a number of years in both Portland and Springfield. I loved both places, but found it hard to deal with the limited sunshine, which is mostly an issue in the fall/winter months. Summers were glorious.

RM
Oh gladly, I so wish i could live there. We have Washington high on our list for follow on bases simply because its so close to portland.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Can I switch places with you? I would love to live in Oregon. I haven't had the best experience with Tampa schools but the quality of school really depends on the neighborhood. The more expensive the houses are in an area, the nicer the schools. Florida isn't exactly known for stellar education anyway. I would imagine that the weather is going to be a major shock to you. Personally, I think that the heat & humidity is awful April-October but a lot of people seem to like it. The beach is main source of entertainment here (and drinking.) As for the kids, Tampa is not the worst place in the world to raise kids but you could probably do a lot better. If I were in your shoes, I would look elsewhere. Good luck.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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No offense to parents, but why do parents (like Breezycatt) move to Florida and then complain about how bad the schools are? If I had school-age kids, and I really cared about schools, I would never move to Florida. I mean, this is pretty common knowledge. Yet people still move to Florida and groan about the schools. It's pretty simple.

DO NOT MOVE TO FLORIDA if you expect your kids to get top schooling!

It's kind of like the people who move to the suburbs and then complain about sitting in traffic for 2 or 3 hours.

It's kind of like the people who move to Florida and then complain that it's hot.

It's kind of like the people who move to Florida and complain that there's crime.

DUH!!!!

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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No offense to parents, but why do parents (like Breezycatt) move to Florida and then complain about how bad the schools are? If I had school-age kids, and I really cared about schools, I would never move to Florida. I mean, this is pretty common knowledge. Yet people still move to Florida and groan about the schools. It's pretty simple.

DO NOT MOVE TO FLORIDA if you expect your kids to get top schooling!

It's kind of like the people who move to the suburbs and then complain about sitting in traffic for 2 or 3 hours.

It's kind of like the people who move to Florida and then complain that it's hot.

It's kind of like the people who move to Florida and complain that there's crime.

DUH!!!!
Cranky today? I didn't choose to come to Florida. My parents made that decision for me when I was a kid. I might not like the weather or schools but my life is here now. I have responsibilities so I can't just pick up & leave because it's hot outside.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Well I thank everyone for their input. I really do. We've decided based on some comments here and from several other outside sources to remove Tamp from our possibilities list. Thanks again for your input all and take care!
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