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Old 04-03-2006, 10:03 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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We are in our early thirties and thinking of moving to Florida. Some of my friends have recommended Tampa area. We are particularly interested in a young neighborhood. I know that Tampa is known to be a large retirement community but any thing close by is good. We are concerned about the hurricanes and want to locate to a safe area even if it means we are about 20-30 minutes away from the coast/beach other activities. Looking to buy a land and build a home. Please recommend any cool neighborhoods and areas to live in that has a vibrant setting with a lot of restaurants, bars and other fun activities. We own a boat and easy access to get on the ocean along a river is good enough. I hope to find employment in downtown Tampa area. We are not opposed to a commute of 30 minutes for work. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:37 AM
 
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We are in our early thirties and thinking of moving to Florida. Some of my friends have recommended Tampa area. We are particularly interested in a young neighborhood. I know that Tampa is known to be a large retirement community but any thing close by is good. We are concerned about the hurricanes and want to locate to a safe area even if it means we are about 20-30 minutes away from the coast/beach other activities. Looking to buy a land and build a home. Please recommend any cool neighborhoods and areas to live in that has a vibrant setting with a lot of restaurants, bars and other fun activities. We own a boat and easy access to get on the ocean along a river is good enough. I hope to find employment in downtown Tampa area. We are not opposed to a commute of 30 minutes for work. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks
check out the new tampa area, also land o lakes. Meadow point huntergreen in new tampa.
judy
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Thanks, I will check these locations out.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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...even 30 minutes away from a coastline is not all that far if, as you say, you are concerned about hurricanes. it would depend on where the strongest part of the hurricane hit. hurricane andrew in miami slammed the south portion of dade county - devastatingly so - while the north end of dade county did not receive the full brunt of the 'cane.

my aunt and uncle lived in coral gables, considered in the south end of the county, but not as far south and west as country village, kendall or homestead which were devastated by the hurricane (and other adjoining areas.) their house is about 20 or so minutes from dinner key (and biscayne bay) and about 30 or so minutes to crandon park (biscayne bay and the atlantic.)

my friends lived in north miami beach and the most andrew did for them was knock off all the fruit from their fruit trees, some water damage from a leaking roof, and other tree/plant damage.

(both had utilities knocked out, of course, north and south, though my relatives kept their phone lines which were underground.)

the north miami beach house is about 30 minutes or less away from haulover beach area, which is the atlantic.

there is no place in florida "safe" from hurricanes, but the farther inland you get (and tampa area is not inland), the less likely you are to get the full force of a hurricane. however, inland gainesville in north central florida suffered greatly from heavy flooding (chest high in some streets) and wind damage from two hurricanes that passed by them a couple years ago.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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I think you will like Tampa, It has lots of action for young people.
I wouldnt worry about the hurricanes.
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