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Old 08-29-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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I am 23 years old and am considering moving to Tampa sometime next year. I currently live in Tallahassee; I moved here on a whim a little over a year ago from Minneapolis, MN and have now become bored. I love living in Florida (though the bugs are ridiculous), but I'm ready to move on from Tallahassee. I'm also considering Jacksonville or Orlando. I just need to be in a larger city where I can make a more appropriate amount of money for the work I do ( I work as a business manager in radio.) I really just want to live comfortable in a nice area and always have something to do. Can someone give me some advice about living in Tampa and being around my age and not in school.

Thanks.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Tarpon Springs
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If it was my choice I would choose the Orlando area. My sister has lived there since she got out of school and has done very well for herself, plus she bought a home in the downtown area a very short walk to all the clubs and bars. I live here in the Tampa Bay area and would do anything to move away. This area does not have the kind of opportunity that Orlando does. The job market is not as great, everything is such a long drive to get anywhere, and the people just seem to not be as nice. If you can choose where to move, research the job markets first before you make that choice.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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DON'T move to Tampa. I have been here 3 years from Boston and can't wait to move. My brother moved here in Dec from Minneapolis and is moving back in Jan. It is the most boring small town. No one goes out, and if they do it is not your usual city life Thurs-Sun. Move to Orlando or Miami.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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DON'T move to Tampa. I have been here 3 years from Boston and can't wait to move. My brother moved here in Dec from Minneapolis and is moving back in Jan. It is the most boring small town. No one goes out, and if they do it is not your usual city life Thurs-Sun. Move to Orlando or Miami.
I will say that Orlando is just as bad or worse considering we are so far from the beach. Miami is the best and only choice for true nightlife and overall fun in Florida especially for someone the OP's age.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Nova, D.C.,
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I am 23 years old and am considering moving to Tampa sometime next year. I currently live in Tallahassee; I moved here on a whim a little over a year ago from Minneapolis, MN and have now become bored. I love living in Florida (though the bugs are ridiculous), but I'm ready to move on from Tallahassee. I'm also considering Jacksonville or Orlando. I just need to be in a larger city where I can make a more appropriate amount of money for the work I do ( I work as a business manager in radio.) I really just want to live comfortable in a nice area and always have something to do. Can someone give me some advice about living in Tampa and being around my age and not in school.

Thanks.
Did you know that Tampa is one of the worst cities for young professionals? I forgot, but I think it was one of those college sites. It seems like it is true, even though I am 44. I would not like it here if I were your age. I am from D.C. nova area. That would be a great place to move if you are career minded, but its expensive too.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Nova, D.C.,
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DON'T move to Tampa. I have been here 3 years from Boston and can't wait to move. My brother moved here in Dec from Minneapolis and is moving back in Jan. It is the most boring small town. No one goes out, and if they do it is not your usual city life Thurs-Sun. Move to Orlando or Miami.
Not true! There are a million things to do if you look. There is no way to be bored in Tampa. If you want bars move to New York. There are other things to do in life.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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I would definatly choose Orlando, there are a lot of opportunities over there than here. Just keep in mind though, with the economy the way it is, it may be harder to find a job anywhere.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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I'm 32 originally from NYC and been living in Tampa for 4 years now. I've grown tired of this town and almost moved back up north until I found a great job.

A few things about Tampa:
-there are very few walkable areas (It's too spread out)
-No Public Transit
-Local economy is highly dependent on real estate and tourism
-Nightlife is almost non-existent
-summers are horribly hot
-No mountains (FL is flatlands)
Pros are:

Homes are affordable (compared to the northeast)
Beaches are unbeatable
Lots of water sports
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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I would suggest checking Orlando out. I think there is way more to do there than in Tampa, it is cleaner, and if you are wanting to buy a place you can get more for your buck there than here. Real estate tax is also lower there. I like my job here and can not get the same type of job in Orlando, otherwise I would've already moved.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:35 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Do some internet research on meetup.com and creativeloafing.com and see if there are any activities that peak your interest.
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