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Old 09-13-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: O-Town
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Hee hee! I thought it was just me looking at all those tatooed women and men and those scraggly headed dudes with sunburn in pickup trucks. But, St. Pete is so much nicer than Tampa and the redneck percentage is a bit lower. At least you don't see them in the numbers you do in Tampa. Plus St. Pete has sidewalks a people with educations past high school! Hey, don't forget the blue collar businesses everywhere, like Ronnie's Auto Body Repair, and Rita's Nails to Go!

Wow aren`t we stuck up, another really helpful poster.

Two reps for you
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Delray Beach, FL
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Why does anyone want to move to Tampa? Can't think of a single reason, but plenty of reasons not to.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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I'm afraid to ask what part of Tampa you live in. . .

You haven't described my neck of the woods with the exception of the heat.

What you are describing is found north of Tampa, but not Tampa itself. Get it right.
Crime:check any national crime statistics,Tampa is always close to the top of the list. 100 most dangerous cities in the USA America states 10 20 50 Wanna be gangs:Take a drive through Town N Country at night.Rebel flags:Intersection of I-75 and I-4 for everyone to see.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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Crime:check any national crime statistics,Tampa is always close to the top of the list. 100 most dangerous cities in the USA America states 10 20 50 Wanna be gangs:Take a drive through Town N Country at night.Rebel flags:Intersection of I-75 and I-4 for everyone to see.
That link is from 1998...
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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That link is from 1998...

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Old 09-13-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Crime:check any national crime statistics,Tampa is always close to the top of the list. 100 most dangerous cities in the USA America states 10 20 50 Wanna be gangs:Take a drive through Town N Country at night.Rebel flags:Intersection of I-75 and I-4 for everyone to see.
Not all of Town and Country is "gang infested." It has it's share of lower income neighborhoods, which does not constitute them all as "gang infested." Pul-eese. The SW end of Town and Country is upscale. Areas west of Sheldon Rd off of Hillsborough - the Bayside Key areas (which is T&C) into the Oldsmar/Westchase areas are upscale. Sure, go up north on Sheldon off of Hillsborough and it's a bunch of trailer parks until you hit Westchase at the Linebaugh area. T&C is spotty - but T&C is a very small part of Tampa - with it's areas that are very, very nice. I-75 & I-4 is not T&C, but it is ghetto (not redneck). EVERY city has a ghetto area, that is Tampa's. What in the heck are you driving through there at night for anyway? I hate to ask. If you are driving through those areas at night, I hope you either live there or you are Tampa PD - I cannot imagine, at night, IF you are going through those areas, that the Tampa PD has not pulled you over to ask you WHAT you are doing there driving through at night. If I were a cop, I would. It would be my first suspicion that you were in that area trying to score some dope or a hooker. I lived in Carrollwood before moving to Westshore and - for certain, things are being embellished and fabricated by some here. Par for the course.

You did not just put out a link to a stat that is TEN years old. Oh, you did not. LOL

PS - "Rebel Flags" - you are describing PASCO county, not Hillsborough. And where in Tampa is it that you live, Grasshopper??

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Old 09-13-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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Thank you for the more up to date link (that is a great website btw), but being a core, "major" city, it isn't really all that surprising. It's not topping any "most dangerous" lists anymore, actually it's topping quite a few most improved lists.

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Old 09-13-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The way that some try to make Tampa come off as Detroit or Gary, Indiana amazes me. People need to leave their homes every once in a while or visit. Except with a couple sketchy areas, as most/all cities have, Tampa is a sprawling suburb. Tampa is nowhere near what it was 5-10 years ago. The yuppies/middle/upper are closing in on it.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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JeepGirl, I love your little saying below your name....thanks!

Just to note, there will always be the handful of people that come to this Forum and GENERALIZE...I travel alot all over the country, and have to say that no matter where you live..there are good parts and bad parts, and the news is ALL the same(I ws just in Greenville, SC...very pretty downtown, but outskirts left MUCH to be desired, and the first five minutes of the news was shootings, stabbings, car jackings...all in that little southern city...
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Why does anyone want to move to Tampa? Can't think of a single reason, but plenty of reasons not to.
Here are MY reasons....
//www.city-data.com/forum/tampa...t-city-me.html
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