U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
 [Register]
Tampa Bay Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-13-2014, 05:58 AM
 
Location: says MA on my license but can be found wandering the beaches of RI
1,432 posts, read 1,530,247 times
Reputation: 903

Advertisements

I think we can all agree not everyone is 'in love' with the Tampa Bay area...or the heat...or the (insert any word here) and that's perfectly fine. As I've stated several times, as someone who is planning a move to the area, I personally welcome a variety of opinions so I'm not coming down with rose colored glasses. But...regardless of anyone's feelings of the area, there's a constructive way to get your feelings across and then there's simply garbage.

Some opinions could be reframed a bit and have facts to back it up. Just a friendly suggestion...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-13-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: between the swamp and the ocean
216 posts, read 369,797 times
Reputation: 185
Thanks for the input. I would be coming from the Miami area, which I am glad to leave. High cost of living, traffic, high crime, congestion and very plastic people have done it for me. The ocean and beach are the redeeming qualities. I am not a club goer, rather a thirty something who likes concerts, beer breweries, outdoor festivals.

The main draw is a job opportunity. And, the Tampa area at least offers a significantly lower cost of living making it possible to buy a house in a decent area, and more convenient for reaching camping, canoeing, etc...

By stating I want to live in a place that is "liberal" I don't mean I need to be surrounded solely by Obama voters, lol. Just referring to the fact that you do tend to find more liberals in neighborhoods with historic districts, independent businesses, farmer's markets, a gay-friendly atmosphere and the like. If anyone is familiar with Winter Park in Orlando, that's the kind of feel I am looking for.

And yes, Seminole Heights seems like a good place to look around. I love those historic bungalows but I am hesitant about purchasing a wooden house in FL. Are there also nearby neighborhoods that are still "up and coming" (and cheaper) for investing in a home?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Sinkholeville
1,496 posts, read 1,423,996 times
Reputation: 2322
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillStyles View Post
Funny how vast amounts of people in Tampa always flag the posts of anyone who tell the truth about how horrible it is to live there. Look if your under 35 ur gonna hate Tampa Bay. Its all about age.
I couldn't wait to get out of Tampa to attend college and have a career elsewhere.
Four decades later I retired and couldn't wait to move back to Tampa.
Half a century ago, my parents retired and moved to Tampa.
Yes, it's true, age is a pretty significant factor here in retirementville.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgeCity View Post
By stating I want to live in a place that is "liberal" I don't mean I need to be surrounded solely by Obama voters, lol.

Last edited by Sunscape; 03-14-2014 at 04:27 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Terra
2,827 posts, read 3,197,941 times
Reputation: 3339
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgeCity View Post
Thanks for the input. I would be coming from the Miami area, which I am glad to leave. High cost of living, traffic, high crime, congestion and very plastic people have done it for me. The ocean and beach are the redeeming qualities. I am not a club goer, rather a thirty something who likes concerts, beer breweries, outdoor festivals.

The main draw is a job opportunity. And, the Tampa area at least offers a significantly lower cost of living making it possible to buy a house in a decent area, and more convenient for reaching camping, canoeing, etc...

By stating I want to live in a place that is "liberal" I don't mean I need to be surrounded solely by Obama voters, lol. Just referring to the fact that you do tend to find more liberals in neighborhoods with historic districts, independent businesses, farmer's markets, a gay-friendly atmosphere and the like. If anyone is familiar with Winter Park in Orlando, that's the kind of feel I am looking for.

And yes, Seminole Heights seems like a good place to look around. I love those historic bungalows but I am hesitant about purchasing a wooden house in FL. Are there also nearby neighborhoods that are still "up and coming" (and cheaper) for investing in a home?
You may want to consider St. Petersburg also. It is more "liberal" than Tampa overall in my opinion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: between the swamp and the ocean
216 posts, read 369,797 times
Reputation: 185
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsun556 View Post
You may want to consider St. Petersburg also. It is more "liberal" than Tampa overall in my opinion.
My concern is that I really hate long commutes, and I have read that the commuter traffic from St Pete into Tampa is really awful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2014, 04:21 PM
 
15,109 posts, read 30,995,525 times
Reputation: 18190
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgeCity View Post
My concern is that I really hate long commutes, and I have read that the commuter traffic from St Pete into Tampa is really awful.
Yes, if you are working in Tampa, you do not want to buy in St. Pete, believe me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2014, 07:01 PM
 
10 posts, read 14,176 times
Reputation: 32
Please, if I can save one person. If you are young and liberal minded, don't move to Tampa. And u need to ask the ages of the respondents and go with the ones around your age. That's what its really about, ive learned a lot from visiting this site. AGE. A single person in their 20's 30's are not gonna have the same perspective of an area as someone in their 50's 60's, bc the 2 are looking for different things. Im telling u, if you are a young liberal from Portland, ur gonna be in for a culture shock in Tampa. Go Miami
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2014, 07:16 PM
 
13,572 posts, read 9,231,961 times
Reputation: 4360
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgeCity View Post
My concern is that I really hate long commutes, and I have read that the commuter traffic from St Pete into Tampa is really awful.
It's gonna suck for sure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: between the swamp and the ocean
216 posts, read 369,797 times
Reputation: 185
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillStyles View Post
Im telling u, if you are a young liberal from Portland, ur gonna be in for a culture shock in Tampa. Go Miami
LOL... not sure if you comprehended my posts fully. When I referred to Portland I was making a comparison - that I *know* that the area isn't going to be like Portland, but I am looking for a neighborhood that offers the characteristics I am seeking. And I do live in the Miami area now and I look forward to leaving...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2014, 10:03 AM
 
4,811 posts, read 3,460,236 times
Reputation: 2855
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHASLS2 View Post
It's gonna suck for sure.
If you can keep the commute to the gandy bridge and the crosstown, you are golden less than 30 min in rush hour.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top