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Old 04-02-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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As someone who moved from NYC to the Tampa area here are some Pros and Cons



PROS


Stuff to do.
There are good places to eat in the area.
Rent and Housing is cheap
One of the best Airports in the Country IMO.
Theme Parks near by (Orlando is only a hour away driving on I-4)



CONS


Employment sucks.
Alot of jobs are low paying
Heat is bad yes, however the longer you stay in Florida your body adjusts to the heat.
Tampa is starting to overdevelop.



Also Tampa seems to be split on conservatives and liberals. But go outside of the Tampa city limits (such as Lakeland) it seems to get more conservative.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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The Good:

There's always something to do. Tampa has festivals, parades, street fairs, concerts, Tampa-specific events such as Gasparilla, Guavaween, and the Tampa AirFest, football, hockey...you name it, Tampa probably has something going on that will fit your preferences.

It's close to beaches. Close, not "on," as many people like to think. Your closest beaches are St. Pete and Clearwater. Of the two, I'd recommend the St. Pete beaches, namely Ft. DeSoto.

You'll never go hungry. There's a plethora of restaurants, clubs, bars, and various other eateries all around here.

The Bad:

Traffic: it's a nightmare
Humidity: it smacks into you like a sledgehammer if you're not used to it and/or don't like it
Crime: rising and rising each year
Population Density: there are too many people here for the space
Real Estate: it's coming down, but houses and apartments have a long way to go before they hit a fair-valued price
Insurance: it's still too high for many people here, and while the state is trying to iron out the insurance problems, it could take awhile
I agree with this, although crime, IMO, isn't a GIGANTIC issue here.

Traffic is awful, weather is horrible, and the city is extremely spread out.. however, there is always TONS of things to do, TONS of restaurants, etc.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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I agree with this, although crime, IMO, isn't a GIGANTIC issue here.

Traffic is awful, weather is horrible, and the city is extremely spread out..
This is funny to a FL girl stuck in the hell hole of Atlanta...
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Do the leaves on trees turn colors in autumn in Tampa?

Just wondering.
very few and its not usually during autumn, its in the "winter". its really not many trees at all that lose there leaves though...

biggoose- I have always lived here, I couldnt ever move to a more populated place. Im actually contemplating moving to the salt lake city area for a slow down and since my fiance's family is from there, it seems like a decent place to go.. 4 seasons, snow, less people and nicer people
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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This is funny to a FL girl stuck in the hell hole of Atlanta...
You're talking to the wrong guy.. I love Atlanta! I'd rather be there then here any day.
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Do the leaves on trees turn colors in autumn in Tampa?

Just wondering.
Heh. We have 1 and a half seasons in Fl.

HOT, and cool. No real fall.
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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You're talking to the wrong guy.. I love Atlanta! I'd rather be there then here any day.
too cold!!!
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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In terms of "awful traffic" and "spread out cities" Tampa doesn't even come close to what Atlanta deals with. So if those are your "cons" about Tampa... I find it amazing that you'd rather be in Atlanta, but by all means...
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:12 PM
 
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theres alot of pride in the ghetto neighborhoods
and everyone reps there areas

and plus we got busch gardens, adventure islands, the hip hop soda shop, ybor city, channelside, south tampa clubs and businesses,and so on and so on..
its lot 2 do down here.

u gotta love it!!!
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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Default reppin ghetto neighborhoods

you mean there is a lot of obnoxious gang activity where they rep colors and street numbers?

or where there is a distinctive ghetto culture? barbecue and such?

i love the soul of poorer people, but i hate gangs...

what are the gangs of Tampa?
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