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Old 02-05-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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North Carolina is fine...it's not St. Petersburg. I can't even stand it anymore.

I just had to post that.

St. Pete is the greatest.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:20 PM
 
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North Carolina is fine...it's not St. Petersburg. I can't even stand it anymore.

I just had to post that.

St. Pete is the greatest.
How interesting!! There have been so many people who left Fla. and are now returning. So what is your reason~weather, crime, people? What makes you prefer ST. Pete?
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:58 AM
 
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How interesting!! There have been so many people who left Fla. and are now returning. So what is your reason~weather, crime, people? What makes you prefer ST. Pete?
The scenery/nature, the water, and the sheer weirdness of Florida, esp. Tampa Bay and Pinellas County

I miss all of the birds, the dolphins, the manatees, the bay, and the gulf. The lizards, the palm trees, the grand oaks, the brief, intense rains. I still read the St. Petersburg Times every day and there's always some bizarre news...I keep up on the development downtown...I miss the Cuban culture of Tampa...eh, the whole thing. Really at heart I'm a Floridian.

I do miss the weather a little bit; I find the summer in North Carolina much more intolerable but not all ex-Floridians share that sentiment!

What I don't miss: being severely underpaid for my job and not being able to afford a house! Also, I find the food much better here in the NC Triangle, but I'll make the sacrifice if I can EVER find a decent paying writing job back in the Tampa Bay area
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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I lived in St Pete for 13 years before moving to NC. After 2 years we are heading back down there, once we sell our house here! I am excited, except we are moving to Pasco Co. this time. Will be close to Pinellas tho and all our old places to go!
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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The scenery/nature, the water, and the sheer weirdness of Florida, esp. Tampa Bay and Pinellas County

I miss all of the birds, the dolphins, the manatees, the bay, and the gulf. The lizards, the palm trees, the grand oaks, the brief, intense rains. I still read the St. Petersburg Times every day and there's always some bizarre news...I keep up on the development downtown...I miss the Cuban culture of Tampa...eh, the whole thing. Really at heart I'm a Floridian.

I do miss the weather a little bit; I find the summer in North Carolina much more intolerable but not all ex-Floridians share that sentiment!

What I don't miss: being severely underpaid for my job and not being able to afford a house! Also, I find the food much better here in the NC Triangle, but I'll make the sacrifice if I can EVER find a decent paying writing job back in the Tampa Bay area
LOL - my hubby and I have a vacation home in Asheville, NC, and had intended on retiring there someday. Well, after two years, the glow has worn off - the mountains and seasons are gorgeous, and while there is wildlife there, it's not as colorful as Florida's. And Asheville is changing and gentrifying at an alarming rate, becoming expensive and losing all of it's quirky Bohemian "funk" which is what drew us to it in the first place.

So now, we have that house up for sale and are commited to FLORIDA ALL THE WAY! Love, love, love it here in Lakeland, and we are going to buy ourselves a bigger nicer house here when that Asheville pad sells!

Yup, I guess I'll always be a Floridian, born here and probably die here. Hubby been here a long time and he feels the same way!
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: FL 33774
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Nice to hear folks moving back - Pinellas county is not all that bad then
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