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Old 02-11-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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im considering these two cities to move to in the next year. i want to be near the beach and have plenty to do. trying to stay away from a lot of crime. any info would be great.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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I prefer swimming in the gulf of mexico, Tampa Bay, rather than the ocean near ft lauderdale. Gulf is safer. You wont want to live near either beaches due to high cost of insurance and rental would be high too. Of course you can enjoy them by living close by either.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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im considering these two cities to move to in the next year. i want to be near the beach and have plenty to do. trying to stay away from a lot of crime. any info would be great.

I'll take Tampa, I believe that will meet your needs and has a great potential to continue to excel as a metro area. Also I like the beaches in the Gulf more that the Atlantic...
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I'd need to know more about your circumstances before saying yea or nay on Fort Lauderdale. Are you single or married? Do you have kids? Looking to buy or rent? House or condo, and what is your price range? What type of work would you be looking for?

Fort Lauderdale, along with the rest of South Florida, is an exciting, vibrant area with amenities that are competitive with the elite metro areas -- culture, nightlife, fine dining, every type of major league sport, etc., and, of course, the beaches. But you have to on a certain financial level to make it here, and you have to be willing to tolerate, if not embrace, diversity. And anyone raising kids faces an uphill battle in South Florida.

Quite a few of my friends and co-workers have moved to Tampa-St. Pete in recent years -- about half of them really like it, about half want to move back here. I guess it depends on what you're looking for out of a city.

If you remain interested in Lauderdale, feel free to private-message me. Best of luck!
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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ill be graduating in a few months, single, no kids, one roommate, rent, condo/apt, $700-$1000 a month, any kind of work available
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