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Old 11-03-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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Hello,

I recently accepted a position to work at Citibank - located at 3800 Citibank Center in Tampa FL.

I am looking to move there in about 2-3 weeks. I am looking to relocate to an area which is a decent commute to work and safe. I have read that some of the neighborhood communities are unsafe.

I need help to decide a good location to relocate. What are the areas which are safe and not very far from the place? Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch
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My daughter just started a new job at Citi yesterday. She relocated from the Orlando area and was in the same predicament as you not being totally familiar with the area. We narrowed down the search to the Brandon/Riverview area due to the proximity to Citi. She ended up leasing at the Oasis of Brandon which actually has a Riverview address. It's close to all the shopping on Causeway but far enough from the Mall to not be in the midst of the traffic but it's only 2 miles away.

Oasis is brand new. In fact her apartment wasn't even ready for occupancy until this week. They have awesome amenities and her job at Citi is just less than five miles up Falkenburg.

Good luck!
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I worked at Citi. It is a huge office. Something like 4000 people. I was a Contractor, so if you are an employee you may like it better than I did. I would stick to the Riverview/Brandon area. Stay away from Mango.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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It really depends how far you are willing to drive. I just left a job at Citi to pursue another opportunity in Tampa. I used to live in Brandon, which gave me a quick ride to work and a very good housing market opportunity. For my new job I relocated to Wesley Chapel, FL, which I honestly enjoy a lot better. It really depends on your personal requirements.

Email me at tampamynewhome@gmail.com and I'd be happy to share my experience with you.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:30 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for sharing your experience with me. So far, Brandon looks like a viable choice. I was told some people prefer to live in New Tampa but that is more commute than Brandon.

Are there any preferred housing communities in Brandon? Or New Tampa!

Thanks again everyone!
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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I worked at Citi. It is a huge office. Something like 4000 people. I was a Contractor, so if you are an employee you may like it better than I did. I would stick to the Riverview/Brandon area. Stay away from Mango.
Thanks FloridaKash.

I was wondering how the work schedules are. Do lot of people prefer WFH or just use the temporary places?
In general, how is Tampa from the point of relocation? I am single, and would like to know if it's really worth establishing myself over there?

Thanks for your time!
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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Thanks FloridaKash.

I was wondering how the work schedules are. Do lot of people prefer WFH or just use the temporary places?
In general, how is Tampa from the point of relocation? I am single, and would like to know if it's really worth establishing myself over there?

Thanks for your time!
Hey Mission,

I used to work at that Citi branch working in securities lending, and also as a CSO (customer service officer) (switched jobs in 2011 to work in treasury at another company), and commuted from south tampa (hyde park/SoHo area). The commute was about 26 minutes, and was never that bad because you were going against traffic. All of the younger guys I worked with (20's-30's) all did the same thing because of the lifestyle in south tampa.

Like I said, it depends on the lifestyle you want. If you are single, and want to meet new people, have fun on the weekends, etc, south tampa hyde park area is your best bet.

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Old 11-11-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Thanks FloridaKash.

I was wondering how the work schedules are. Do lot of people prefer WFH or just use the temporary places?
In general, how is Tampa from the point of relocation? I am single, and would like to know if it's really worth establishing myself over there?

Thanks for your time!

I'm not sure if I follow your question about WFH. You have to work within the office there. They may let you WFH on occasion, but it definitely would not be your normal schedule.

There's a lot of good growth for IT folks here in Tampa. Quite a few start ups and small companies. SunTrust and Raymond James also have a very large presence here.

I can't answer your questions about if it is worth establishing yourself here. That's up to you. Everyone handles it differently. Those who have never lived away from family and move to a place where they do not have any family seem to have the most difficult time.
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