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Old 01-03-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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there are no breed restrictions in Tampa so your dogs are fine unless you move to dade county (and not for nothing thats a crappy reason to abandon 2 dogs yo have rescued) 1,000 a month in florida could be hard for a 3 bedroom i moved here from NY (in high school) and the prices have gone threw the roof. schools arent that fantastic here either so look into charter schools here too ( just wait til your 3rd graded is stressed to the max over fcat and if they fail it they are held back and then if they dont pass the 10th grade fcat they dont get a high school diploma). i would research there is more to florida then blue skys and beaches my friends!
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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Thank you all for your tips. I hate to say that living in NC we still have to worry about the race issue.
As for the weather. I spent half my life in PA and half my life between Hilton Head SC and Charlotte. The temps are getting colder and colder. I love the heat, I feel I am a much nicer person to be around when there is nice weather, sunshine.
I would say the Tampa Bay area is the best place in all of Florida for mixed race families, IMO. It's just not an issue here.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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there are no breed restrictions in Tampa so your dogs are fine unless you move to dade county (and not for nothing thats a crappy reason to abandon 2 dogs yo have rescued) 1,000 a month in florida could be hard for a 3 bedroom i moved here from NY (in high school) and the prices have gone threw the roof. schools arent that fantastic here either so look into charter schools here too ( just wait til your 3rd graded is stressed to the max over fcat and if they fail it they are held back and then if they dont pass the 10th grade fcat they dont get a high school diploma). i would research there is more to florida then blue skys and beaches my friends!
The OP didn't say they were going to abandon the dogs, just that they might have to get rid of them, which, although it sounds harsh, could mean giving them to another, loving family. Sometimes it's hard to move with pets if you don't have a lot of money.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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The OP didn't say they were going to abandon the dogs, just that they might have to get rid of them, which, although it sounds harsh, could mean giving them to another, loving family. Sometimes it's hard to move with pets if you don't have a lot of money.
This is why people should not get pets unless they can afford them and have the time to invest to take care of them. The OP said she would "probably have to get rid of them" like they're disposable. These two dogs are already rescued and now they will either be re-homed or put in a shelter and possibly split up.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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This is why people should not get pets unless they can afford them and have the time to invest to take care of them. The OP said she would "probably have to get rid of them" like they're disposable. These two dogs are already rescued and now they will either be re-homed or put in a shelter and possibly split up.
I agree 100%. My wife goes before the dog, and she knows it.

The other replies in regards to the rent $$ are dead-on.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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This is why people should not get pets unless they can afford them and have the time to invest to take care of them. The OP said she would "probably have to get rid of them" like they're disposable. These two dogs are already rescued and now they will either be re-homed or put in a shelter and possibly split up.
Y'know, people's circumstances change. Now more than ever. How do you know what the OP has or hasn't been through?

OP, one thing I forgot to mention, we have some very, very special folks here in the Tampa Bay area who have never, EVER made an error in judgement in their ENTIRE freakin' lives and have never fallen on hard times and how I ever got lucky enough to live among them, I'll never know. You'll know who they are because they tend to have very long index fingers they like to wag at those less fortunate in judgement and finance.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Y'know, people's circumstances change. Now more than ever. How do you know what the OP has or hasn't been through?

OP, one thing I forgot to mention, we have some very, very special folks here in the Tampa Bay area who have never, EVER made an error in judgement in their ENTIRE freakin' lives and have never fallen on hard times and how I ever got lucky enough to live among them, I'll never know. You'll know who they are because they tend to have very long index fingers they like to wag at those less fortunate in judgement and finance.
Did you bother to read the thread? OP said she "can't do the cold anymore" and that she's finishing school this summer. There aren't any special circumstances where she has to move here.

It seems you're the one jumping to conclusions.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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Did you bother to read the thread? OP said she "can't do the cold anymore" and that she's finishing school this summer. There aren't any special circumstances where she has to move here.
Well, I should think you'd be happy someone's finishing school, that's a good thing. Who are you to say why they should or shouldn't move here? And draw that danged index finger back, it's starting to poke me in the butt.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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Did you bother to read the thread? OP said she "can't do the cold anymore" and that she's finishing school this summer. There aren't any special circumstances where she has to move here.

There is also no mention of employment. And if the OP thinks NC schools are bad and has her kids in charter schools there, wait till she see the schools in FL.

Based on the budget for housing she can eliminate most of the areas she listed in regards to living.

When people have children involved they have to think about what is best for the kids, to have children in charter schools and to place them in public schools in a state not known for education is a disservice to the kids.

The kids have to come first.

It will be in the mid 50s in Charlotte by Feb, and into the mid 60s by March, hardly what you would call freezing.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Man I hear the can't take the cold part. I live in Mass and the temps are -20 with the wind chill YIKES I am acutally still in the process from last year of looking to relocate. Prolly thinking of making Dunedin the place we go. We have a small family of 4, me, my husband, and our 2 small children 4 &7. We wanted Palm Harbor but that looks to be a bit on the expensive side so we are going with dunedin because it is a little cheaper and has a lot of the stuff we are looking for. Not the BEST schools but they didn't look like the worst either so we figured it sounds good to us. I just need a different climate, my mind body and soul can't take it here anymore..depressing and grey and like another poster said with next to no money I'd rather be poor in the sun than poor in the cold! And we live in a small fixer upper house making about $70k a year and still live week to week with oil bills, car troubles (due to NE weather, pot holes, salt on the roads corroding our cars-my car has to have the engine cradle replaced due to rust from salt!! It has sat since April because we can't afford the extra $3500. to fix it!! And I pay $320 a month for the car I can't drive!!) just everything. Unless you hate the heat or love the snow living up here is for the birds!
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