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Old 10-23-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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Hello all,

I have accepted a job offer in Plant City, Florida and am looking for a apartment/rental within a 35 min commute each way.

I am 25 and still like to go out on the weekends, love sports bars and the young professional atmosphere but at the same time I do not want to be in the middle of the USF housing.

Also, I would prefer not to live in an area with crime and riff raff as I have lived in a shady neighborhood in cincy for a while and I'm tired of having to chain my grill up and hearing riff raff outside.

Can anyone give me any input as to what complexes/areas to look for as well as what to avoid? Also, I do not know a single person in Tampa, so a place with a decent amount of younger-middle aged fun people is very desirable for me.

For now i am on a bit of a budget and I don't need a ridiculous place. A $500-650 dollar studio/1br will do me just fine.

Thanks in advance to everyone! Im so excited to escaspe the cold weather and get down to sunny and warm Florida.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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Have a look at Craigs List. Shame you are in Plant City it might be a little too far out for St Pete downtown, that's a really fun area. Not sure if Bayshore/downtown tampa will have much in the way of accommodation for your needs. Might be a bit too rich. St Pete has a lot of homes in the Old NE section with garage apartments, they are pretty cute and you might like them. Also some home shares.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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There are plenty of nicer areas in the unincorporated areas of Hillsborough County, as well as within Planty City. I'm sure you will be able to find something to suit your needs and you will be close enough to Tampa to enjoy it's abundant night life.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Brandon isn't too entirely far from Plant City. There is more to do here and people who live in Plant City come here for shopping and such. Brandon is about 30-35 mins. away. There are more apartment communities here if you wanted to rent one. If not, you could rent a nice home in Valrico and be a tad bit closer to Plant City (maybe 25 mins.). Brandon isn't too far from Ybor or Channelside (within 15 mins. or so).
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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All of these areas are a pretty good distance from Plant City. The commute would be over 30-35 mins. especially in traffic.

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Have a look at Craigs List. Shame you are in Plant City it might be a little too far out for St Pete downtown, that's a really fun area. Not sure if Bayshore/downtown tampa will have much in the way of accommodation for your needs. Might be a bit too rich. St Pete has a lot of homes in the Old NE section with garage apartments, they are pretty cute and you might like them. Also some home shares.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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You could get a 1 br. here for that price, it'll just be in a older community. You could definatly get in on a special.

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Hello all,

I have accepted a job offer in Plant City, Florida and am looking for a apartment/rental within a 35 min commute each way.

I am 25 and still like to go out on the weekends, love sports bars and the young professional atmosphere but at the same time I do not want to be in the middle of the USF housing.

Also, I would prefer not to live in an area with crime and riff raff as I have lived in a shady neighborhood in cincy for a while and I'm tired of having to chain my grill up and hearing riff raff outside.

Can anyone give me any input as to what complexes/areas to look for as well as what to avoid? Also, I do not know a single person in Tampa, so a place with a decent amount of younger-middle aged fun people is very desirable for me.

For now i am on a bit of a budget and I don't need a ridiculous place. A $500-650 dollar studio/1br will do me just fine.

Thanks in advance to everyone! Im so excited to escaspe the cold weather and get down to sunny and warm Florida.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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so if i am a young professional who is looking for nightlife, bars, businesses, etc, should i be concentrating my efforts on ybor, hyde park, soho, and south tampa area?

keep in mind i want to be in a safe area within 35 minute drive to Plant City.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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so if i am a young professional who is looking for nightlife, bars, businesses, etc, should i be concentrating my efforts on ybor, hyde park, soho, and south tampa area?

keep in mind i want to be in a safe area within 35 minute drive to Plant City.
Yes!
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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South Tampa, definitely; and drive should be less than 30 min. to Plant City.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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mquitana- as usual thanks for your posts.

Could you share a few Brandon area apartments that fit her price criteria or is that illegal on this MB?
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