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Old 10-25-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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Hello,
I am moving to Tampa in June 2011. I will be moving down with my 7th grader now, 8th grader then. In search of a great middle school. As far as job opportunity, I have background in clerical, accounts payable/receivable and treasury. I have my clerical experience in a hospital setting. Also, I'm looking to move into an apartment, not willing to pay more than $900 a month in rent for a 3 to 4 bedroom. If you have children you know what I'm looking for. My child will be in high school soon, I would prefer the same area. Oh an another thing planning on enrolling in to Hillsborough Community College. Your advice is very much welcomed. Please help me!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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The problem is going to be finding a job without living in Tampa. There are just not that many jobs right now and there are so many ppl looking that they won't consider you if you live out of the area.

Finding a place to rent depends on where you work and also school ratings.

Hate to be Debbie Downer.. get you a local cell phone and a local address or PO box and you might have better luck
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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The problem is going to be finding a job without living in Tampa. There are just not that many jobs right now and there are so many ppl looking that they won't consider you if you live out of the area.

Finding a place to rent depends on where you work and also school ratings.

Hate to be Debbie Downer.. get you a local cell phone and a local address or PO box and you might have better luck
I agree. Not to mention that $900 will not get a 3 to 4 bedroom place in a decent neighborhood. Bottom line, it is not a good time to be moving here unless you have a good job in hand. Good luck to you.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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I agree. Not to mention that $900 will not get a 3 to 4 bedroom place in a decent neighborhood. Bottom line, it is not a good time to be moving here unless you have a good job in hand. Good luck to you.
Totally agree! Jobs are hard to find, even with your qualifications. You will be competing with hundreds of other applicants per job opening.

Nine hundred dollars will get you a nice 1 - 2 bedroom apartment in a decent neighbor with decent (still not great) schools. I live in Tampa Palms (New Tampa area) and you cannot find a nice 3 bedroom apartment for $900. You will be hard pressed to find a 4 bedroom apartment. I don't think they exist. If you find a 3 bedroom apartment for $900 in this area, it may be in the less desirable area of New Tampa. My daughters are in 6th and 9th grades. Even though they both are in honors classes, the education they are getting are lacking substance. Try looking up good schools at www.greatschools.net.

Good luck!
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Also, I'm looking to move into an apartment, not willing to pay more than $900 a month in rent for a 3 to 4 bedroom.
Holy crap.. good luck with that. You might get a 2 bedroom for 900. You *might* find a 3 bed for that price, but doubtful.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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hmm 900$ for a 3 to 4 bedroom.. maybbee you could get a place on nebraska ave/north florida ave.. or right off the highway near ybor haha...save up. for that price, you would be in the hood.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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on another note. I am thinking of buying a home in tampa. can anyone tell me what areas are good. there are so many homes for sale in tampa and don't know where to start.

Please help!!
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