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Old 10-23-2016, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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I lived in a highly populated, relatively dense city before moving to the Tampa Bay Area. The difference is that, the city I moved from had somewhat intelligently designed infrastructure. You know, working highway systems to handle the growing population. How things are engineered makes such a huge difference. I felt like everything in Tampa Bay was very spread out and inconvenient. There also seemed to be a huge lack of amenities, period. For example, in the city I live in now, no matter what I need, I can go out anytime day or night and get it (without driving more than 5 minutes). This is something I never considered to be a luxury before. But in TBA, it was such a pain to first locate a place that actually sold what you needed and then to drive there (without making several u-turns and going way out of your way). It seems there are tons and tons of run-down strip malls, yet very few shopping centers that actually have stores that have things people need and want. Also, if you like having access to high-quality groceries and enjoy a wide variety of grocery stores to choose from, you will not like Tampa.

Hopefully, in time, it will develop into something better. But I'm not holding my breath!
I'd really like to know what it is you needed that you weren't able to get within 10 minutes... Unless you didn't do your research and ended up in one of Tampa Bay's amazing suburbs!

And with the new Channelside, Invision, Mark Sharpe's project, Bob Buckhorn's project, Seminole Heights growth, Johnson & Johnson coming to town, etc, you wont have to hold your breath long. Then again, when you go out looking for the negatives, you tend to overlook the positives.
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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I'd really like to know what it is you needed that you weren't able to get within 10 minutes... Unless you didn't do your research and ended up in one of Tampa Bay's amazing suburbs!

And with the new Channelside, Invision, Mark Sharpe's project, Bob Buckhorn's project, Seminole Heights growth, Johnson & Johnson coming to town, etc, you wont have to hold your breath long. Then again, when you go out looking for the negatives, you tend to overlook the positives.
They haven't driven in places like Boston or the DC suburbs, it's clear.

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