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Old 04-09-2007, 11:19 PM
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I am currently in the process of deciding on where to go to graduate school. I am down to USF or going to U. of Illinois in Chicago. I am committing to 6 years wherever I go so I would like to make a decision that I won't regret. I am a 23 SWM and was curious as to what the nightlife/singleslife is like in Tampa. I have a good idea of what it would be like in Chicago but am not so sure about Tampa. Also it seems like the beaches (clearwater/st. pete) are nice but what is the typical population like. Are these areas more of a family or older population or are there plenty of younger individuals as well? Thanks to all who choose to help out
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:05 AM
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Read some of my threads such as "Why Tampa"..I went to college here and never looked back(from NY)..sure I like to visit the bigger cities, just dont want to live there..South Tampa areas(Hyde Park, Davis Islands, Harbour Island, Channelside, Ybor City, Westshore) will boast the best singles scene in my opinion. Tampa is no way Chicago, but I consider it a very scalled down version of a big city, cause you have alot of the amenties-World Class Airport, National Sports Teams, Major Concerts/Festivals, Neighborhoods, Night Life - just on a smaller scale. October to May weather is like paradise, June thru September are HOT/HUMID. People are from all over, again, South Tampa has a younger scene, families are mostly in the burbs, retirees are all over. St. Pete has a more cultural feel, nice downtown, but an older population although this is changing also. The beaches and coominities oni the beach have many retirees, tourists and beach locals residents.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:23 PM
Location: Tampa Bay
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Tampaguy hit it right on the head. The nightlife is wicked fast here, but a huge gamma level world city like Chicago's will obviously be faster. However, the weather, crime, traffic etc are all much better in Tampa. The city of Tampa is much more livable than the Chi, NYC, etc.
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