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Old 06-10-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Hi,
Planning to visit Tampa Bay for the first time. Can you please advise which areas are the most unsafe in Tampa Bay that we need to avoid?
Thank you in advance for your help!
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Anywhere East of Florida Ave from Kennedy Blvd/60 to about Ehrlich.

If I was to make a generalization, that whole area is one black hole of violence, drugs, illegal and dangerous activities. No pun intended.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The only danger I worry about in this nasty swamp is being drenched in my own sweat.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: West Paris
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Hi,
Planning to visit Tampa Bay for the first time. Can you please advise which areas are the most unsafe in Tampa Bay that we need to avoid?
Thank you in advance for your help!


http://news.travel.aol.com/2010/09/14/safe-and-dangerous-places-in-tampa/
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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Anywhere East of Florida Ave from Kennedy Blvd/60 to about Ehrlich.

If I was to make a generalization, that whole area is one black hole of violence, drugs, illegal and dangerous activities. No pun intended.
I would also throw in most of Town and country as well. It's turned into a gang banger land.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Anything north of Kennedy and south of Fletcher, boxed in by Nebraska and Dale Mabry is pretty sketchy. I would stick to South Tampa, Downtown, Channelside, Harbour/Davis Islands, Citrus Park, Carrollwood, and Westchase.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Anything north of Kennedy and south of Fletcher, boxed in by Nebraska and Dale Mabry is pretty sketchy. I would stick to South Tampa, Downtown, Channelside, Harbour/Davis Islands, Citrus Park, Carrollwood, and Westchase.
He said MOST dangerous area, that's why I only gave him East of Florida Ave.

Personally I would not recommend anyone buy East of Dale Mabry, or Himes. But with the exception of the Projects around Rome and 275, most of that area isnt a "bullets flying" zone every day like East of Florida
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Note that OP is asking about Tampa Bay, so South St. Petersburg should be mentioned. I don't know the exact boundaries, but approximately everything southeast of 49th Street and Central Avenue should be avoided.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Note that OP is asking about Tampa Bay, so South St. Petersburg should be mentioned. I don't know the exact boundaries, but approximately everything southwest of 49th Street and Central Avenue should be avoided.
I think you mean SouthEast, not SW.

I think South St. Pete can safely be defined as pretty much everything south of 4th Ave South and everything East of 66th street.

There are a few pockets of nice located in there (several maybe), but they are all surrounded by ghetto, the Uhuru nation, gang bangers, drug dealers, etc

After the race riots in 67/68, that area became a no mans land
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Stay away from the East side of Tampa.

However, "Tampa Bay" also includes St. Pete...sooo.... why are you visiting? business? looking for places to live? what are you looking for will need to be mentioned as well...East Tampa is a large area...so are some bad parts of St. Pete...where's the hotel?
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