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Old 06-21-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Seems to me that Orlando is more racially diverse than Tampa - the couple of times I've been there it seemed that Orlando had more of a Miami feel to it - more Hispanic population from what I saw.

Also good shopping compared to Tampa - good golf courses as well.

I never did like the I-4 traffic, especially near the downtown area -

There are some beautiful communities in the Orlando area, that's for sure.
the percentage of hispanics is much greater like 26% and because the place is visited from folks from all over the world, there MUST be people here working to cater to all the different backgrounds, tampa sorta forces you to integrate,,, if you want to be apart of anything.

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Old 06-21-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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If your intent it to get a fair answer to the comparison of the two cities, you may want to put it in Florida section where you have both views. It seems to me most are biased towards Tampa over here as one can imagine.

ETA. Also, not trying to make an argument but your thread is a "push poll" because of the way the title is worded.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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Well, I asked this question here after I saw similar topic in Orlando thread
Why Orlando is better than Tampa Bay
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Being born in Orlando, growing up in Tampa, and living in the Orlando area for a brief time as an adult, I prefer Tampa/St. Pete over Orlando any day of the week.

I prefer being close to the coast, having a gulf breeze, Busch Gardens over Disney, and midwesterners over northeasterners... LoL

Plus, Tampa has an older, more "Spanish" vibe than Orlando does.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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disagree on that last one TX.. but I just moved closer to TnC lets see if I find it.. that vive..
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Treasure Island Fl
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disagree on that last one TX.. but I just moved closer to TnC lets see if I find it.. that vive..
I have personally Not spent much time in Town and Country, but I have often heard it referred to as town and Compton.
I assume that nick name is not meant as a compliment.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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disagree on that last one TX.. but I just moved closer to TnC lets see if I find it.. that vive..
I can honestly say that I haven't spent much time in TnC at all, I was referring to a city by city comparison though..
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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I wouldn't say either city is better... They just have very different perks. Orlando struggles worse with jobs (from my personal observations), but they have an active downtown, and the entire city doesn't shut down at 10. However, both have a lot of the same struggles also.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I have personally Not spent much time in Town and Country, but I have often heard it referred to as town and Compton.
I assume that nick name is not meant as a compliment.
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Not sure what you mean by that- I am closer to Oldsmar than anything- but if you talking about crime. I know there are stats- makes no diff to me- long as I feel safe. I know what to look for.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Holy cow. Yesterday I spent the day in Orlando and the traffic is some of the most miserable that I've ever experienced and the drivers are crazy - as if they were all DUIs......would hate to have to deal with that kind of traffic every day. Misery.
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