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Old 01-28-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Me and my girlfriend are both in our 20's and we are moving to Florida. I was wondering what are the nice parts of Tampa and St.Petersburg for us to live in. Anyone think one is nicer than the other?
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: FL 33774
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Just posted this on another thread....

I love Florida, I live 2 minutes from the beach, am in a non flood zone, non evacuation zone. I have rarely experienced winds over 35 miles an hour, except when hurricanes were around. My house stood all the most recent ones in the last few years.
Just had to clear up the bits of tree twigs from the yard. I have not experienced crime, walk my dog very late at night around my (non gated) subdivision. Can walk to shops, am close to almost anything you can think of, can drive to Tampa Airport in 30 minutes, have many lovely neighbours of all ages, and think the school system in my area is wonderful and that's because I have two teens in high school and they have been in our school system since we came here in 1999.
Yes there are some unfortunate parts of Tampa Bay area, I prefer Pinellas to Hillsborough, it's a bit slower and less congested (though we have those areas too!)
It has more areas of character and history and we do of course have miles and miles of lovely, clean and FREE beaches.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: FL 33774
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PS I think St Pete, near downtown would be best for you as younger people who want to get out at night, and be in a more lively environment.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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In my opinion:
Nice parts of the city of Tampa would be in South Tampa areas like Hyde Park, Davis and Harbour Islands, Beach Park, Sunset Park and neighborhoods along Bayshore Blvd.

Nice parts in the city of St. Pete are northeast of downtown, east of 4 Street to the Bay.

St. Pete has a laid back atmosphere, a little more artsy, nice downtown, and beautiful Gulf Beaches about 15 minutes from downtown.
Tampa is bigger and busier, seems to be alot more happening in Tampa(concerts, sporting events, theater, airport, business)..but its nice to have them both so close(about 20 miles from each other), and to be able to take advantage of both cities amenities.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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One word - GASPARILLA. Seriously at your age if you can afford it South Tampa is the place to be...
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I just looked up Gasparilla and that looks fun!!
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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Default one day

a year. It's not Mardi Gras. Is one day worth moving to a place for

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I just looked up Gasparilla and that looks fun!!
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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Well let's see there's also the bars and restaurants proximity to the St Pete Times Forum where they host 40+ lightning games, all the top concert acts. Proximity to Raymond James/Bucs proximity to sailing on Davis Island, Proximity to Tampa International Airport proximity to the best mall in Tampa, ability to walk to shopping & nightlife in many instances. Other than that not much reason to live in South Tampa if you're young...
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Well let's see there's also the bars and restaurants proximity to the St Pete Times Forum where they host 40+ lightning games, all the top concert acts. Proximity to Raymond James/Bucs proximity to sailing on Davis Island, Proximity to Tampa International Airport proximity to the best mall in Tampa, ability to walk to shopping & nightlife in many instances. Other than that not much reason to live in South Tampa if you're young...
Dont leave out all the other recreational activities in proximity to South Tampa like blading, biking, jogging along Bayshore Linear Park and Friendship Trailbridge, Fishing off the Pier at Ballast Point or Picnic Island or Gandy Piers, all the local neighborhood parks, attempting a Beach Day on Tampa Bay at Picnic Island or Cypress Point Park, Kayaking in the waterways along the bay, Picnic Island Kayak launches, Ballast POint, Davis Islands and downtown along the river, etc....
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Default there you go

that's what I was getting at

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Well let's see there's also the bars and restaurants proximity to the St Pete Times Forum where they host 40+ lightning games, all the top concert acts. Proximity to Raymond James/Bucs proximity to sailing on Davis Island, Proximity to Tampa International Airport proximity to the best mall in Tampa, ability to walk to shopping & nightlife in many instances. Other than that not much reason to live in South Tampa if you're young...
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