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Old 09-13-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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After all the negativity that is in the forums about Tampa, I have been wondering whether or not to move to Tampa. Are there strips clubs around everywhere? Is it too much of a party town? Is it a tough job to raise kids there?
I am looking for safe neighborhoods in an excellent school district. Also are there enough IT jobs in the city?
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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After all the negativity that is in the forums about Tampa, I have been wondering whether or not to move to Tampa. Are there strips clubs around everywhere? Is it too much of a party town? Is it a tough job to raise kids there?
I am looking for safe neighborhoods in an excellent school district. Also are there enough IT jobs in the city?
I find it interesting that people would actually make such a HUGE decision to move somewhere based on a handful of people's opinions and posts to a Forum, when there are roughly 350,000 people that live just within the city limits of Tampa alone(nealy 2M people in the Tampa Bay area).

No, there are not strip clubs EVERYWHERE(in Tampa you'll find a few in Drew Park area, East Adamo Drive, and two across the street from each other on Dale Mabry Hwy near the stadium)

What do you consider a party town?

My friends and co-workers that have kids find the area a great place to raise kids, but that is to each his own.....some of my friends like to raise there kids within the city(like South Tampa areas), some prefer to raise their kids in the suburbs(like Brandon, New Tampa, Lutz, etc.). Its definitly a preference, and the ideal setting you look for when raising your kids.

As far as enough IT jobs, what industry and what type of IT? I have friends of mine involved in all kinds of IT(software development, specialists, programmers, project managers) for numerous types of Industries(Health Care, Financial Services, Govt, Hospitality, Education, etc..)

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Old 09-13-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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After all the negativity that is in the forums about Tampa, I have been wondering whether or not to move to Tampa. Are there strips clubs around everywhere? Is it too much of a party town? Is it a tough job to raise kids there?
I am looking for safe neighborhoods in an excellent school district. Also are there enough IT jobs in the city?
No, there are not strip clubs everywhere and Tampa is not a party town. Anyone who thinks this is a party town hasn't been around much.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Did the word on my redneck pig-roast get out already?

(I told you not to say anything, Tampaguy!)

Party town? No. Shopping town? Yes.

The couple establishments on Dale Mabry right by Sonic - a couple by the airport (typical for any city to have one/some by the airport), and the rest are few and far in between. This is no Las Vegas, I assure you.

Ignore some of the negative mish-mosh you hear on here. Some of the people posting it are not even living in Tampa, have not for years, are stuck living in bad areas and they feel resentful, see the world negatively wherever they go, or drove through once to dip their toe in the Gulf and collect a couple seashells, and believe it entitles them to be the Tampa Bay Extraordinaire. (The latter is the worst, actually)

There are tons of great neighborhoods here for your family. And they won't grow up to be gang-bangers and flicking around hand signs either. Pretty cool, huh?
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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Tampa is a great city and there are great places to live depending on what appeals to you.
I do agree with Tampaguy, Glastron and jeepgirl's posts.

I lived in Tampa 30 years and raised my 2 children in Tampa. They are both adults and have good jobs, never had any problems with either of them while in school or even after they graduated.

IT jobs are available depending on what you specialize in.
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