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Old 03-11-2019, 02:00 PM
 
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Thinking of making the move down to the Tampa area and was looking at neighborhoods and rent prices. Brandon seems in my price range for a 1 br apt ($1,200-1,300) and was wondering what it's like?

I work from home so no commute, ok maybe once a week that's all.

Not looking to be in a crazy wild place but also not a retirement community if it makes sense. Would be nice to be in a place where there's plenty of fish (women) and things to do if that makes any sense.

Would Brandon be a good place? If not...where would you suggest?
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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Never lived there myself but we know people that used to live up there and really liked it. They only moved further south due to a job change. We've been to Brandon for shopping and dining and there are a lot of options in that area that you wouldn't see in other cities which tells me that it's reasonably large, no doubt in part to its close proximity to Tampa. Seems like a lot of people live in Brandon and commute to Tampa so it's generally a younger feel than somewhere like Fort Myers or Sarasota.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:49 AM
 
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Brandon is nice, pretty safe and good proximity to Tampa. As you are younger I'd say look around areas closer to downtown St Pete, or downtown Tampa - particularly St Pete, because it is very walkable/bikeable and lots of open pavement style cafes/dining and lots of cultural events outdoors and lovely waterfront to explore - I think you would find a lot more young single people down there. Rents are higher, but you should explore there, as you work from home, you could just about get by without a car a lot of the time. (look for a place with a parking spot though, or on street parking you can actually get)
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:06 PM
 
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For your price range you can look closer to St. Pete, and it would be a younger crowd.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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Thinking of making the move down to the Tampa area and was looking at neighborhoods and rent prices. Brandon seems in my price range for a 1 br apt ($1,200-1,300) and was wondering what it's like?

I work from home so no commute, ok maybe once a week that's all.

Not looking to be in a crazy wild place but also not a retirement community if it makes sense. Would be nice to be in a place where there's plenty of fish (women) and things to do if that makes any sense.

Would Brandon be a good place? If not...where would you suggest?

Brandon would offer you a nice place with most everything you need for everyday living close by and for some of us within walking distance. At the same time it would give you easy quick access to popular spots in tampa. We can catch a lightning game and be home in 15 minutes walking my dog. You could get to the FOUR surrounding counties of Hillsborough within an hour. You will also be able to get to the most popular beaches in the tampa bay area in an hour or less. By working from home like I do, you will be able to avoid the rush hour traffic that comes from the surrounding burbs looking to hook up with all the major roads leaving brandon. Brandon takes up quite an area so depending on where you live makes a difference. We live on the west side closer to the major roads for easy access and plentiful shopping and entertainment.
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