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Old 10-13-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Recently married couple 26 yrs old. I just got laid off from my job as a manufacturer's rep and looking for a fresh start.
My wife got accepted into the nursing school at USF and I need some info to figure if we should make the move. What is the cost of living like in Tampa, we currently pay $1500 for so so 2 bed 2 ba in Seattle? How is the job market? Will a young couple like us feel like we're surrounded by geriatrics? Should we look to rent near USF campus, is that a decent area?
Your answers are appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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Tampa is a big city, you will be fine as there are lots of young professionals who live in Tampa. Do you want an apt or a house to rent?

The biggest thing for you will be the heat if you are from Seattle originally. My DIL visited Tampa in summer and she really had a hard time dealing with the heat.

You will get different opinions regarding jobs in the area. There are jobs but there are also a lot of folks looking for one.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Recently married couple 26 yrs old. I just got laid off from my job as a manufacturer's rep and looking for a fresh start.
My wife got accepted into the nursing school at USF and I need some info to figure if we should make the move. What is the cost of living like in Tampa, we currently pay $1500 for so so 2 bed 2 ba in Seattle? How is the job market? Will a young couple like us feel like we're surrounded by geriatrics? Should we look to rent near USF campus, is that a decent area?
Your answers are appreciated.
You will not feel like you are surrounded by Geriatrics in Tampa. Young professionals around your age tend to flock towards the South Tampa areas(south of Kennedy Blvd)...there are Apts of all types, $1500 for a two bed/2 bath is definitely doable in the South Tampa area(nice properties), you could even find a house for rent. If you were to stay near USF Campus, I would look North and East of Campus, you will be close to Campus, but about a 25 minute drive to downtown and Westshore areas(Stadium, Forum, Airport, Nightlife, Museums, etc.), there is plenty around that USF area, but it is Suburbia for the most part.....as far as cost of living, you can go to a cost of living calculator like Cost of living: Compare prices in two cities - CNNMoney.com to give you a rough estimate(according to the calculator, eveerything would cost less in Tampa except Utilities)...there are no state income taxes, I would assume grocery, gas, movies, etc. sould be about the same.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Tampaguy, you are always informative-I tried to give you reps, but it wouldn't allow it again.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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Tpaguy03 is right about USF area.. there are a couple of areas near USF that you want to stay clear of. We have folks here who attended going to USF and live in New Tampa. If your DW will be working/studying at a hospital you might want to consider that area.

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Tampaguy definitely gives good info on the area.

It is indeed suburbia around USF - coming from Seattle you would probably enjoy living in South Tampa a lot more if you don't mind the half-hour commute to USF.
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