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Old 03-25-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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Hello everyone!
I came to this website hoping for some good advise in a move to the Tampa area. This move is very exciting to me , who has lived in Pa my entire life!

Here is my situation:
I hopefully have job lined up in Sun City Center, FL which includes some surrounding areas such as Tampa, Bradenton, and maybe Venice on rare occations but mostly Sun City Center.

My boyfriend has a job lined up in Tampa.

I have a 5 year old as well, so moving to a safe area with good schools is a must!

We will probably rent for atleast the first 6-12 months until we feel out the areas.

Here are my questions:
What areas are safe (crime wise and storm wise) and offer good schools?
What areas should we avoid (if any) due to bad traffic?

I see conflicting information on the boards, so I thought I can get a more personal response from everyone.

Thank you sooooo much
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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where exactly in tampa will your b/f be working?

I would suggest looking at a home in covington park which is in Apollo Beach. The elementary school is inside the community and the middle and high is across the street. Thats about 10 mins from sun city.

Bradenton and Venice would be VERY far from that area though.

I don't know why people think we get hurricanes all the time. Like I said in another thread I was born and raised here. Only been through 2 hurricanes and none were serious but that was back in miami. I have never heard of one hitting tampa in my life time.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Nitokenshi,
Thank you for your reply. Apollo Beach looks and sounds beautiful
Its good to know that Tampa does not get hurricanes, thats a relief! I really didnt know for sure. It sounds like Tampa has nothing but good to offer. I am also going to look into South Fork, that another person referred me to.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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Default Venice would be too far for BF

Now I know Nitokenshi will say it's half an hour
but he likes to put that lead foot of his down.
I see in his post that he's suggesting Apollo beach and that'd be a good choice. Just stay cool about storms. they are rare and learn what to do then do it if one is forecast. Better to evac. and be safe than to be foolish and get hurt.
However, with a kid a better choice is BRANDON, Not Bradenton. There've been some gang issues in Bradenton and schools are not as good. Brandon is in Hillsborough Co has good schools is very family, suburban and as safe as anyplace. It's an easy ride on I-75 to SCC and not bad for BF either. It's east of Tampa but accessible. Nice for a suburban sort of place.


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Hello everyone!
I came to this website hoping for some good advise in a move to the Tampa area. This move is very exciting to me , who has lived in Pa my entire life!

Here is my situation:
I hopefully have job lined up in Sun City Center, FL which includes some surrounding areas such as Tampa, Bradenton, and maybe Venice on rare occations but mostly Sun City Center.

My boyfriend has a job lined up in Tampa.

I have a 5 year old as well, so moving to a safe area with good schools is a must!

We will probably rent for atleast the first 6-12 months until we feel out the areas.

Here are my questions:
What areas are safe (crime wise and storm wise) and offer good schools?
What areas should we avoid (if any) due to bad traffic?

I see conflicting information on the boards, so I thought I can get a more personal response from everyone.

Thank you sooooo much
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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Default NOw wait,

he didn't say Tampa doesn't get hurricanes. Heck, NJ gets hurricanes. This is the Atlantic Seaboard. What we said is they are fairly rare here. If you move to FL you have to assume there'll be some level of hurricane sometime. Just learn to prepare and you'll be safe. PA gets blizzards that can be every bit as devastating but like a blizzard you have time to prepare.


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Nitokenshi,
Thank you for your reply. Apollo Beach looks and sounds beautiful
Its good to know that Tampa does not get hurricanes, thats a relief! I really didnt know for sure. It sounds like Tampa has nothing but good to offer. I am also going to look into South Fork, that another person referred me to.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:35 AM
 
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Oh Bradenton is much more than half an hr. Let's just say anywhere from apollo beach is far. So brandon would be a good choice that's a 25 mins away and closer to other areas in tampa.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Where did your BF get a job in Tampa?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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Sorry
I believe in downtown Tampa Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD... Its for AT&T corporate. Sorry I am not too familar with the area yet? He is a Networking Engineer.

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Old 03-27-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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That office is right across the street from the Stadium.
I worked in that office complex and there were ppl who traveled from Riverview, Brandon area. Depending on his hours, it would be 30-45 min.
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