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)
 
 
Old 11-24-2006, 07:46 AM
 
2 posts, read 6,372 times
Reputation: 12

Advertisements

My husband and our family are thinking of relocating to Fl. from Maine. We were looking in the Tarpon Springs area. We have 2 daughters, 13 and 9. Can anyone tell me, any info. on this town? Crime, schools, sports ect.
Thanks so much.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-26-2006, 07:15 AM
 
2 posts, read 6,372 times
Reputation: 12
Do you have any suggestions as far as towns go? We are flying down in January, to look around. We do not want to be inland.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2006, 08:39 AM
 
1 posts, read 3,187 times
Reputation: 10
Smile Tarpon Springs, Florida

Hi,

You will definately love it here. I have lived in Tarpon Springs now for 3 years. I would never move from here but my husband got very sick and now my house is up for sale. We are going to move closer to my daughter.
We also lived in Clearwater for 20 years and don't miss it. It is much nicer in TS, clean beaches, great activities for the family. Really nice parks. It is a great place to raise a familyl. I do not have school age children, but my neighbors tell me the schools are great.

I wish you the best of luck, and you will not regret the move. It is lovely here.

slsbrats
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:01 AM
 
2,313 posts, read 2,402,531 times
Reputation: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chattorbocs View Post
My husband and our family are thinking of relocating to Fl. from Maine. We were looking in the Tarpon Springs area. We have 2 daughters, 13 and 9. Can anyone tell me, any info. on this town? Crime, schools, sports ect.
Thanks so much.
I haven't been there is a long time, it never struck me as a place I could see myself living. Florida has quite a few towns that have names that make you say, "That sounds like a place I would like to live", but the realties can be different.
I like to look particularly at the health issues with a place and crime. I live in Fort Lauderdale where you can taste the air. When I go someplace cleaner, I can actually feel the difference in a day or two.

You wouldn't think so but Florida has a lot of places that get bad air readings. I live in one of the worst spots in the state for air. between the sea port, FP&L plant, I 95 the airport and just general congested automobile traffic all within a few square miles, south east Fort Lauderdale is terrible. You need to consider everything and do some real hard research, then visit the place first hand for a long enough period of time to know what it is really like.

Last edited by Yac; 10-30-2007 at 02:16 PM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2006, 03:57 PM
 
Location: St Pete -- formally LI, NY
628 posts, read 1,676,321 times
Reputation: 231
Tarpon is really nice. It is one of several areas in north Pinellas and NW Hillsborough that are great places to live.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2006, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
8,292 posts, read 14,832,366 times
Reputation: 6981
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chattorbocs View Post
My husband and our family are thinking of relocating to Fl. from Maine. We were looking in the Tarpon Springs area. We have 2 daughters, 13 and 9. Can anyone tell me, any info. on this town? Crime, schools, sports ect.
Thanks so much.
Tarpon Springs is Sponge country. Really pretty, quaint, picturesque. They have this Greek area where just about everything is Greek. That's the area I was touring when I visited there and really enjoyed how different it was.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Maine
1 posts, read 2,453 times
Reputation: 10
Hi there,
What part of Maine are you moving from. My partner and I are from the mid-coast area. She has lived in Maine all her life and wants a second house in Florida to do the snow bird thing. At least there will be two other Mainers in Tarpon Springs if you decide to move there! Good luck
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.


 
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.

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

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