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Old 01-20-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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Any advice on which one is better?
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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used to live in ft lauderdale and live in tampa now, originally from ny. broward is like living in ny or nj, very in your face mentality, overcrowded, cant trust anyone. in comparison to tampa broward has a higher cost of living, yet more things to do/nightlife, more tropical, better winter weather and a better job market in south fla as a whole (which isnt saying much compared to the tampa bay area). Tampa has a lot of midwestern transplants although tons of people from ny, nj as well. Very poor economy, winter weather is iffy, less 3rd world refugees, feels more like the united states, decent nightlife/plenty to do. Visit both places, there is a dramatically different feel between them. i would say the ability to earn a decent living would be a major concern in both areas
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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That helps. I do plan to visit both areas. I work in the mortgage short sale business. Does anyone know how the job market is?
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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Very poor economy, winter weather is iffy, less 3rd world refugees, feels more like the united states, decent nightlife/plenty to do. Visit both places, there is a dramatically different feel between them. i would say the ability to earn a decent living would be a major concern in both areas
How is the Tampa area compare to the Orlando area?
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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There is no one area that is "better" than the other, but everyone has their own opinion. It depends on your personality, where you are from, what your goals are, etc.

JSnFla is correct in the comparison between Tampa and Broward.

Orlando has a mix of Southerners, Midwestern transplants, and far less NY'ers. It is very spread out and is landlocked. The closest beach is about 1-1.5 hours east (Cocoa Beach) depending on traffic and which side of Orlando you're on. Not too far, but a lot further than if you live in Tampa or Broward. Orlando whether gets much, much colder for longer during the winter months than Broward. The constant waves of cold fronts during the winter tend to peter-out just south of Orlando, so South FL doesn't get the impact of cold like Orlando does.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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What food do you like more - Cuban or Mexican?

For Cuban - go to South Florida. For Mexican - Tampa.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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What food do you like more - Cuban or Mexican?

For Cuban - go to South Florida. For Mexican - Tampa.
And for Puerto Rican, go to Orlando!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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used to live in ft lauderdale and live in tampa now, originally from ny. broward is like living in ny or nj, very in your face mentality, overcrowded, cant trust anyone. in comparison to tampa broward has a higher cost of living, yet more things to do/nightlife, more tropical, better winter weather and a better job market in south fla as a whole (which isnt saying much compared to the tampa bay area). Tampa has a lot of midwestern transplants although tons of people from ny, nj as well. Very poor economy, winter weather is iffy, less 3rd world refugees, feels more like the united states, decent nightlife/plenty to do. Visit both places, there is a dramatically different feel between them. i would say the ability to earn a decent living would be a major concern in both areas

This. South Fla is basically another borough of NYC. The west coast is more laid back, more retirees, less traffic, calmer waters...
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:34 PM
 
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less traffic
This is very debatable for Tampa. The Tampa area really needs the highway infrastructure that Broward has. I think the south bay or maybe some of Pasco would have less traffic, but most areas would be a little worse.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:52 AM
 
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What food do you like more - Cuban or Mexican?

For Cuban - go to South Florida. For Mexican - Tampa.
I have had some really good Cuban food in Tampa.

Love this place: Welcome to LaSeptima Café

This place is a dump but has great food: Tampa La Teresita Restaurant, Tampa Spanish Cuban Food Restaurant

This place is also great: Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City, Tampa, Florida Location

Other people are right about the difference between Tampa and Broward. The feel is different and which you prefer will differ based on who you are. You really have to visit to feel out the differences.
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