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Old 03-31-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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I'm curious, does Tampa feel southern culturally? I lived in Miami for a while and it doesn't feel southern at all, it feels more like cuba or latin america, but for example Tallahassee does feel pretty southern. What do you guys think??
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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Southern? No. Tampa feels more like Miami than Tallahassee
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Southern? No. Tampa feels more like Miami than Tallahassee
Thats too bad, i heard it felt pretty Southern
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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Southern? No. Tampa feels more like Miami than Tallahassee
hell no it doesn't feel like Miami which is why I moved here. Certain parts of hillsborough are very "yall bess not come round here no mo".
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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Tampa feels mid-way between Miami and Tally. Tampa has always had a very diverse mix of ethnicities, but because this area has a lot of descendents from the European Latins, as well as many transplants from the north and midwest, you still have a feeling of being in an American city. I hear that Miami feels almost completely Latino now, Cuban, Islands etc.

What specifically are you wanting in a "southern" community - Tampa is a very friendly city. I was born here but my hubby has lived in many other places and thinks the people are great. He works in government, with many different ethnic groups represented.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:20 PM
 
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Tampa feels like a cross between southern and further south in FL/transplants (not Miami, which is mostly Caribbean/Latin infulences). As a result, it feels kind of Midwestern, in a good way. People in Tampa tend to be down to earth.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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hell no it doesn't feel like Miami which is why I moved here. Certain parts of hillsborough are very "yall bess not come round here no mo".
Made me smile. Tampa is certainly not a city filled with "southern hospitality" if that's what you mean.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I've lived on the east coast, west coast and midwest. Never in the south, but have obviously been through. I've met people from all those places in Tampa, and definitely heard the accents!

Tampa feels like a melting pot of all those places to me.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I don't know if Tampa fully feels southern but it has certain elements. Hillsborough County, however, definitely has strong southern feelings as long as you're not in a development.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Made me smile. Tampa is certainly not a city filled with "southern hospitality" if that's what you mean.

Sorry to have to agree with this comment. There are little pockets of Tampa that every now and then give me a feeling that I'm nestled in the south as far as the accents, but other than that, not much of any southern comfort to be found so far. It was different on my first move to Florida in back in the '90s to the Kissimee area, but then I here its not so friendly in my old town anymore either.

And no I'm not going back up north, the weather makes up for most everything else. On another note, I do understand some of the resentments some people feel towards some of us transplants. You rude obnoxious northers, shame on you. : )
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