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Old 09-19-2014, 08:07 AM
 
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I'm researching for a move and want some opinions/advice on the three areas (Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota). I'm a very young retiree looking for active living, easy access, walkable communities. I like being surrounded by different cultures, good restaurants, and safe communities. Any advice on which of these towns would better suit?
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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St. Pete.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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I'm researching for a move and want some opinions/advice on the three areas (Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota). I'm a very young retiree looking for active living, easy access, walkable communities. I like being surrounded by different cultures, good restaurants, and safe communities. Any advice on which of these towns would better suit?
Sarasota.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:00 AM
 
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Sarasota is a sleepy town that goes to bed early, just so you know. You know how in many cities across the country there will be signs on the Taco Bell driveway that say "Open late-till 5am"? Well, the Sarasota Taco Bell says " Open late-till 8pm." At least, it used to when I had friends going to New College. I admit that was several years ago, but I don't think it has changed much since then.

It is very beautiful though, and the day life there is wonderful!
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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I didn't realize "Taco Bell" was considered "dining"! LOL I don't care for fast food garbage, so moving to Sarasota would definitely not be because of Taco Bell places and the likes! LOL But that was funny! Ever been to St/. Armand's Circle?
Sarasota is beautiful...
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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Lol, I was only making a joke about how early everything closes there. In other words, 8pm is considered late in Sarasota. I'm not endorsing or recommending taco bell.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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I didn't realize "Taco Bell" was considered "dining"! LOL I don't care for fast food garbage, so moving to Sarasota would definitely not be because of Taco Bell places and the likes! LOL But that was funny! Ever been to St/. Armand's Circle?
Sarasota is beautiful...
You mean "Sucker Circle" ... tourist trap area.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:35 AM
 
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You mean "Sucker Circle" ... tourist trap area.
right and its just that a circle with some storefronts, cant imagine going there more than once or twice
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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Sarasota is a sleepy town that goes to bed early, just so you know. You know how in many cities across the country there will be signs on the Taco Bell driveway that say "Open late-till 5am"? Well, the Sarasota Taco Bell says " Open late-till 8pm." At least, it used to when I had friends going to New College. I admit that was several years ago, but I don't think it has changed much since then.

It is very beautiful though, and the day life there is wonderful!
It has changed a LOT, and is perfect for a young active retiree. Out of the 3 choices, this one would be my top recommendation. And downtown is very walkable, and only a couple miles to St. Armand's and Lido Beach.
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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It has changed a LOT, and is perfect for a young active retiree. Out of the 3 choices, this one would be my top recommendation. And downtown is very walkable, and only a couple miles to St. Armand's and Lido Beach.
^^^^^^This! Exactly right, has it all over St. Pete and Tampa for the OP>
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