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Old 01-01-2021, 10:12 AM
 
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Which city is better to move to for a mid thirties professional? Jacksonville or Tampa?
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:20 AM
 
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It's a tie pretty much but Jacksonville overall seems to fare better during economic slumps and has a lower cost of living with similar salaries. It also seems more economically diverse in terms of mix of companies (IT, banking/finance, education, healthcare and transportation logistics to name a few).
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Old 01-01-2021, 01:13 PM
 
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Depends on the job. Get a job first. Then pick that city. I personally like Tampa better.
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Old 01-01-2021, 03:54 PM
 
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Which city is better to move to for a mid thirties professional? Jacksonville or Tampa?
They are both nice areas with plenty of work. I looked at both and overall preferred Jacksonville.


Either can be nice, so the Job you chose will be the determining factor.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:30 PM
 
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Orlando
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:34 PM
 
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Orlando
JAX, because the military presence helps stabilize their economy.
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Old 01-02-2021, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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JAX, because the military presence helps stabilize their economy.
This is true.
Not to mention, it has a wider array of VERY affluent communities (some of the highest in the country) in the area to help keep things going.

Jax is not for me, it’s a little too sleepy for me, but that’s not to say it’s not a major city with big city amenities. And its economy suffers less from recessions it seems. Although Tampa fares well too when compared to Orlando and Miami.
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Old 01-02-2021, 09:25 PM
 
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This is true.
Not to mention, it has a wider array of VERY affluent communities (some of the highest in the country) in the area to help keep things going.

Jax is not for me, it’s a little too sleepy for me, but that’s not to say it’s not a major city with big city amenities. And its economy suffers less from recessions it seems. Although Tampa fares well too when compared to Orlando and Miami.
Any big city the revolves around the Military seems to do better. Tampa has the air force base but Jax seems to be more influenced by the Naval base.

Tampa still seems to have a major service industry trait intertwined with it, tourist vibe. Jacksonville doesn't seem to as much. That will usually mean better pay, more jobs.

Defense industry brings in wealthy people.
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Old 01-06-2021, 09:26 AM
 
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Defense industry brings in wealthy people.
Orlando has at least two Lockheed Martin facilities. Typically higher paying defense contractor jobs. But I think not enough of a footprint to compete with the tourism side of the area.
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Old 01-06-2021, 09:37 PM
 
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Orlando has at least two Lockheed Martin facilities. Typically higher paying defense contractor jobs. But I think not enough of a footprint to compete with the tourism side of the area.
Orlando is also the hub of military simulation, a very well paid niche.
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