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Old 04-04-2010, 08:00 PM
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I know there are a bazillion threads on moving to this area ... but I haven't really read too many threads on people in my situation so I thought Id see if I could get some feedback ...

Me and 3-4 other guys will be moving to the Tampa/St Pete area at the end of summer ... Most of us work in the restaurant industry and a couple of us will be transferring our jobs down there ... regardless ... we understand what the job situation is like ... its like this everywhere.

Our reasons for moving to Florida (aside from the fact that one of us graduated from FSU and the other UF) are the following:

Major league baseball, NFL, and the beach ...

What I am looking for is an area that would rent a decent house to 4-5 guys. I would like a fairly nice house with potentially a pool ... but dont want to be in a neighborhood full of families.

We aren't huge partiers but do like to go to the bar from time to time. We won't be throwing huge keg parties but may have get togethers from time to time.

Any advice on where 4-5 guys in their mid-20s (transition stage) should look first in this area?

Rent wise we could go anywhere from 1200-2000 depending on if we have 4 or 5 of us.

Thanks! and lookout! ... haha jk you don't have to lookout.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:25 AM
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For a more than few reasons I'd recommend looking for places in St Pete (or nearby Clearwater or Largo) versus Tampa. St Pete has an active, less touristy downtown. It's close to Tropicana Field and the beaches, as well as more lucrative choices of places to work in the hospitality field. Raymond James Stadium is in Tampa but just across the Bay, so not as bad. The NFL season is relatively short anyway, versus MLB.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:37 PM
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You may not find too many homes in areas that are not family neighbourhoods, when you are looking at potentially a 'family' home. Though there are areas in older St Pete/Clearwater/Largo/Dunedin that may work for you. There is a lot going on downtown/Ybor area of Tampa for your age group and also downtown St Pete or the beaches (st pete/clearwater) Concerts/sports/bars etc.
Am sure you will find a place that works for you.
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