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View Poll Results: Would you rather live in Tampa FL or Reno NV?
Tampa 23 67.65%
Reno 11 32.35%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-09-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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OK, Tampa does not have any snow skiing.
I was comparing LV to Reno and why LV wouldn't be a good choice for a place to live.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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That's true, but Tampa is more humid.
This is true, and I always thought that meant something, but you can zero humidity, but if it's over 115 degrees, it doesn't matter.

It's like sticking your head inside an overn.

I think the humidity issue might matter if the temps are below 100
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:18 AM
 
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Throughout the year I'd easily take either Vegas or Reno's climate over Tampa/St.Pete. Although Vegas is slightly hotter and drier than the Tampa area for about three to four months of the year, Vegas is noticeably colder in the fall ,winter, and spring. I've been out to visit Vegas many times hiking and downhill skiing and the sun is less intense than anywhere in Florida as it is on the same latitude as Tennessee.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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I was comparing LV to Reno and why LV wouldn't be a good choice for a place to live.
Really?!?!

What about all of the stuff to do?
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:26 PM
 
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I live in Tampa, FL for two years. (Carolwood actually). I found it hot and humid. My house and fence had a real problem with wet wood rot. I ended up replacing the fence and parts of the roof due to the rot. Take a shower in the AM and by the time you get to your car out the front door, you are sweaty and your clothing is sticking to you. I moved to RENO and glad I did. Reno is not as hot and no where near as humid. You do not feel like you are in a sauna and wood does not wet rot. Reno is smaller so you only need drive a few miles to be out of the city and into the "out back." You can ski in the winter on the slopes, ski in the summer on the lakes, hike, show shoe, snowmobile, ATV and camp out. Plus you do not have hurricanes. Reno is far better than Tampa.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Florida
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They have a real winter in Reno. I don't do winter.

Vegas is trashy, expensive, but trashy.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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This is true, and I always thought that meant something, but you can zero humidity, but if it's over 115 degrees, it doesn't matter.

It's like sticking your head inside an overn.

I think the humidity issue might matter if the temps are below 100
Typical July/Aug days at least in Phoenix, are anywhere between 108 - 113 maybe. Yes we did have that blazing hot day last summer, 118. But that isn't an everyday thing. Is Tampa 96 degrees every day in the summer? And Vegas is over 2000' elevation, so it's a few degrees cooler there than here even.

Back to that 118 degree day. I had just moved here from St. Petersburg and was out and about. The heat was wicked! I mean the breeze on that parking lot felt just like a blowdrier. But the craziest thing was, I barely broke a sweat (it evaporated immediately)! I've found I'm building a tolerance to this heat. It's hard to build a tolerance to humidity, because when the dewpoint it high, you're going to get sweaty. No mind over matter is going to change that.
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