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Old 10-15-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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Am thinking of buying a house in South Tampa because I love that everything's there, you don't really have to get on a freeway to dine, shop, etc. No sprawl, lots of independent businesses, etc. St. Pete and Clearwater are nice but too far out. South Tampa is very central to all points of interest in that SW/Central Fla area. But I am told that the people in South Tampa are snobs and jerks. Is this true????? I certainly don't want to live in an area full of "my butt doesn't stink" types. I have not encountered snobbery when I have visited but who knows....
I don't find it snobby at all, I love S. Tampa.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:37 AM
 
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South Tampa really is a nice area. The people are for the most part only snobbish when they are pounding martinis and long islands at the numerous night establishments in the neighborhood. The area is full of friendly people, and a vibrancy that really makes you feel alive. I couldn't live anywhere else in Tampa. I hardly ever meet snobbish types on my outings.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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South Tampa really is a nice area. The people are for the most part only snobbish when they are pounding martinis and long islands at the numerous night establishments in the neighborhood. The area is full of friendly people, and a vibrancy that really makes you feel alive. I couldn't live anywhere else in Tampa. I hardly ever meet snobbish types on my outings.

See I would think its mostly an area with young professionals and some older people. Some hippies perhaps too. It looks like a cool area and isnt too far from Ybor. It doesnt look too snobby when you see the older smaller more historic looking homes. it looks like a regular historic charm filled area to me.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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Go on TBO... I'm sure theirs another story about the people of South Tampa complaining that a business owner wants to put a cell phone tower on his property or another story just as ridiculous.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: NoFL
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Does anyone remember back in the early '60's when Plant High School was also referred to as, "snob high"? Most of the students in South Tampa went to Plant until Robinson was opened. Many others went to parochial schools. If you went to Plant, then you went to "snob high".
But, this didn't mean you were a snob.

Many of the kids a Plant were spoiled by their parents. A drive thru the student parking lot in '60-'62.....lots of expensive cars driven by 16 year olds. There were lots of Corvettes, MG's, Austin-Healy's, even the old T-Bird's. Kids grow up...... some rich... some poor ....and some really never get it.

Snobs in South Tampa is not something new.......They've been here forever and taught well. Bunch of jerks! Heck, I think they're funny
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: FL
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They are snobs only in that the gulf waters are closer, warmer, clearer and prettier with softer sand than for the NorthTampa residents
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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No I do not notice snobs in those neighborhoods. I am a student and hang out there a lot. All I see are friendly, outgoing people with a sense of community who enjoy their lives.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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I saw pictures of the "Typical STD" and to me, they looked like Jersey Shore types.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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South Tampa...hmmm. I work in Tampa and most of the people I've met in the age bracket of 28-45 are largely consumed with 'keeping up with the Jones'. The South Tampa mantra seems to be "whatever you've got- I've got better". It's all the about money, Louis Vuitton, going to the gym, sports cars, metro men, plastic women, tans and getting into the best VIP Club. This age group seems to largely be single and childless...and they look down on others for having children. This of course does not mean EVERY person in S. Tampa is this way and I couldn't even give you a guesstimate but it's def. pretty obvious. You can tell the self absorbed pretentious ones...they'll be the ones trying stand out because heaven forbid...you don't notice them. Just my observations on S. Tampa specifically. Clearwater, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo and Seminole are lovely. They are a bit more "suburban" but the people seem to be much more laid back and friendly- Maybe because the beach is just around the corner from them.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Soooo.... just like every other hip, urban area of the country. Got it.
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