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Old 03-06-2009, 01:23 AM
 
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What are the worst things about the Tampa Bay area?

Looks Like I may be wrong about schools, at least according to this source. Scroll down and read davachka's response
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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I am 24 yrs old and attend grad school in Atlanta. My family lives in the Tampa Bay Area (Brooksville) and I grew up in New Jersey. I thought that I would like Atlanta better than the Tampa area having grown up in the northeast, but I don't. Atlanta is a lot more extreme when it comes to weather than I thought it would have been. The winters are very cold, although it does not snow very much. I give Tampa a thumbs up for weather all year round although the summers can be brutally hot. I'll take the hot, humid summers over the cold winters. With that said, Atlanta has a lot more industry than Tampa if you're going into the business sector, but because you're going into education, I'd choose Tampa over the ATL. Yes, Atlanta has better salaries than Tampa, but if you're thinking about the quality of life, Tampa is the place for you.

Tampa traffic is not nearly as bad as Atlanta traffic. Atlanta is not near any major bodies of water and can be extremely dry. Not to mention, Tampa is more aesthetically pleasing and you'll be able to find even cheaper housing in the Tampa area than in Atlanta.

Check out the Florida Department of Education website to see what middle schools in the 7 county (Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Hillsborough, Sarasota) Tampa bay area have openings.

I don't think you'll go wrong with moving to the TB area. I hope to move back when I finish graduate school.

All the best!!!
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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Tampa better than Atlanta???? No way....I live in Saint Pete and would live in Atlanta any day, oh yea im a 22 yr old elem teacher...Ybor is nice but it gets old...i mean there is hard rock, the amphitheater and ybor and a couple night spots...other wise?????????????????????????????
You forgot Beaches, busch gardens, Adventure island, Lowery park zoo, and florida aqarium, GASPARILLA parades, Guavaween, A beautiful waterfront, Pro sports teams, Palm trees, orlando 45 min away, cruise ships, the state fair... You must save a lot of money living under that rock.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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Default Tampa Bay

The Florida State Fair is awful. Full of white trash and rednecks.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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The Florida State Fair is awful. Full of white trash and rednecks.
Oh boo hoo, I cant enjoy hundreds of rides, attractions, and good food because theres white people who dont dress as good as I do
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Nova, D.C.,
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It is not better. Stay in ATL!
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Delray Beach, FL
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I've lived in both places and Atlanta is better.
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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I've lived in both places too. Tampa has one spectacular thing that ATL never will - the beach
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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I've lived in both places too. Tampa has one spectacular thing that ATL never will - the beach
You forgot palm trees
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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Indeed, I did
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