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Old 01-21-2010, 10:02 PM
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Hi all,

I'm currently working for a gov't contractor in the DC area and would really love to relocate to FL. Word is that there are facilities in the Tampa area and so I would like to ask for your advice for the following:

*What parts of Tampa and surrounding areas are considered "nice", safe, and lively? (Heard of the artsy area, not really interested in living there.)

*Anybody relocate from the north and can tell me the difference in the cost of living? From what I've researched it seems as if it is much less than DC but would like any details you can spare.

*What do you HATE and LOVE about Tampa and Florida in general? Any "insider" information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much guys!
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:25 AM
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I am a government contractor working in Tampa. I actually interviewed for a job in DC before deciding I wanted to live in tampa.

It really depends on whether you are single or not, how old you are, what you like to do in your spare time, what you can afford. I made the move straight from the military and I was living in Savannah, GA. I moved here on my own and had no clue what to expect, but I have learned a lot and familiarized myself with the area.

Feel free to reply here or shoot me a direct message with specific questions or provide some insight as to what you do in your spare time, age, etc. I would be more then happy to provide my insight and some advice which should get you going in the right direction. Depending on where you would work, I can tell you a little bit about the facilities and the base as well.
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