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Old 03-07-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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I might be going to FL from NJ for college...originally I wanted to go to NYC but its too cold and expensive. I wanted to live somewhere warm and I know some people from there. I applied to USF and hills borough community college..and I was wondering where would a nice and safe place to live be in the outside or inside of the city areas?

I heard about Brandon, Valrico, Tampa Palms, New Tampa etc..can anyone help?
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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New Tampa would be the cleanest area close to USF! Anything south, and east are pure crap, and half of west until you get closer to Dale Mabry are also pretty crappy.

Valrico, and Brandon was far, and even with reverse commute, they are crowded, and spread out.

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Old 03-07-2014, 10:06 PM
 
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New Tampa would be the cleanest area close to USF!... Anything...east ... pure crap.
Here's Temple Terrace, the area immediately east of USF (W of 56th, bet. Fowler & Fletcher so directly adjacent to school)...













Here's some apartments there...

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0687...jTiA!2e0?hl=en

Here's the type of people who live there...





Here's the crime rate of USF-adjacent Temple Terrace (E of USF) compared to Tampa




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Old 03-11-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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don't be fooled by those stats. The stats need to include the age of those areas. Young Bright Energetic people are not in Temple Terrace, Florida. That area is full of Old people with degrees
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:54 AM
 
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Its funny that post #3 lists one of the 10% most expensive houses in that zipcode, lol trust me going to college at USF you wont be anywhere near that neighborhood...
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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Um, Housingcrashsurvivor, which of those do you think a college student is going to be living in?

I agree that New Tampa is probably going to be the best bet.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:36 PM
 
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Here's Temple Terrace, the area immediately east of USF (W of 56th, bet. Fowler & Fletcher so directly adjacent to school)...













Here's some apartments there...

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.0687...jTiA!2e0?hl=en

Here's the type of people who live there...





Here's the crime rate of USF-adjacent Temple Terrace (E of USF) compared to Tampa


I seen you post this chart numerous times, how big are those areas you keep referring to, 56th st west of? it seems to be that you can pick a 2 block or 4 block area in Palma Ceia or Hyde Park and exceed those rates.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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What self respecting college student would rent anything short of a house with its own tennis court? That's what student loans are for!
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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People tend to make temple terrace a war zone but that is not the case. I think the OP can find something reasonable and safe there.


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I seen you post this chart numerous times, how big are those areas you keep referring to, 56th st west of? it seems to be that you can pick a 2 block or 4 block area in Palma Ceia
or Hyde Park and exceed those rates.
About those stats, you just reminded me that what type of statistician lumps data from DC, Miami, to a specific street in Temple Terrace, couple of them in fact, and make a conclusion?
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Well, look at you all attacking like a pack of mangy rats. How disgusting.


I'm gonna have to call Orkin.

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People tend to make temple terrace a war zone but that is not the case. I think the OP can find something reasonable and safe there.




About those stats, you just reminded me that what type of statistician lumps data from DC, Miami, to a specific street in Temple Terrace, couple of them in fact, and make a conclusion?
I'm sorry, but did you say "what type of?" Hey, it isn't my fault that City-Data shows not a lot of educated people living in Dunedin. Those numbers all just landed where they did. All I did was to show the areas immediately E of USF per the poster calling that area "pure crap". Also, each list shows the entire town, not just a street as you have erroneously declared.

Try actually looking at what I show. Both the groupings of PhD's and Master's listings show GREATER TEMPLE TERRACE, greater meaning the entire town, bolded, so you wouldn't miss it, and listed in order relative to other areas of Tampa Bay and around the country, which I thought interesting to note.

In fact, wiki shows of Temple Terrace that: "90.5% of the population has a high school degree or higher. 43.5% of the population has a bachelor's degree or higher. 17.3% of the population has a graduate or professional degree. These are the highest education percentages of any municipality in Florida."

I showed pictures of some houses in the area that poster called "pure crap", not necessarily for places where a student might live (thought they do live in the apartments which I also showed). Those houses are hardly the most expensive houses in Temple Terrace as there are more expensive homes both on the river and the golf course.

Here are the 3 most expensive houses listed currently for sale in Temple Terrace and the 3 least expensive in the same town, none of which are in the area shown above....

1011 N Riverhills Dr, Temple Terrace, FL 33617 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com® asking $3,000,000


12103 Brightwater Blvd, Temple Terrace, FL 33617 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com® asking $1.2 million




324 S Riverhills Dr, Temple Terrace, FL 33617 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com® asking $940,000




8713 Beverly Dr, Temple Terrace, FL 33617 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com® asking $69,500




7511 Okeechobee Ct, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com® asking $74,900




9808 N 55Th St, Temple Terrace, FL 33617 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com® asking $84,900


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