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Old 06-22-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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I am moving to the Tampa area in August and will be working in St. Pete (9500 Bay Pines Blvd), which looks like it is in the southern part of the area. I was wondering if Brandon or Bradenton would be a better fit for living; i.e. commute, house/apt pricing, entertainment, etc.

I know nothing about the area so I really appreciate some feedback.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I am moving to the Tampa area in August and will be working in St. Pete (9500 Bay Pines Blvd), which looks like it is in the southern part of the area. I was wondering if Brandon or Bradenton would be a better fit for living; i.e. commute, house/apt pricing, entertainment, etc.

I know nothing about the area so I really appreciate some feedback.
Both are going to be pretty long sommutes. I think Bradenton would be a much better commute and is a more laid back lifestyle. Disclaimer: This is my understanding from what I have seen in the forums. I do not live in Tampa yet, so I very well could be wrong.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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I am moving to the Tampa area in August and will be working in St. Pete (9500 Bay Pines Blvd), which looks like it is in the southern part of the area. I was wondering if Brandon or Bradenton would be a better fit for living; i.e. commute, house/apt pricing, entertainment, etc.

I know nothing about the area so I really appreciate some feedback.
Is there a reason you only mention Brandon or Bradenton - I have to ask why the limitation? Bradenton is not too bad of a commute if you live on the north end, you would have to go over the Skyway Bridge each day. Either one is kind of a long commute with rush hour traffic, although my husband drives from north Sarasota to downtown Tampa every day (one hour, 51 miles).

Honestly, there would be a lot of nice places to live that are a lot closer than either of these two cities unless you don't mind a commute.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I enjoy Bradenton - beautiful beaches, enough shopping (ie Best Buys, Target, Walmart, etc etc). Sarasota is nice as well. I'd live there.
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