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alabamabuckeye
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Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?

I'm probably moving back to Florida after graduation in a couple months, and I want to be in a bigger city like these. Anyone lived in these places or spent considerable time there?




lowspark12
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
I lived in the tampa area for a few months... I don't think I could live further south than tampa, IMO... the further down the state of FL you go, the crazier the people get... all that sun fries their brains.


CtotheVrzrbck
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
In. I too likely face this choice as well. I'm thinking Miami might be a tad too crazy, but crazy can be good, and the women are unbelievable there.


WDE24
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
Orlando is the answer.

Tough to choose between Tampa/St. Pete and Miami. Both are going to be significantly different cultures than what you are likely used to. Tampa/St. Pete will be less of a culture shock than Miami. Tampa will also have a slightly better COL I would imagine.


alabamabuckeye
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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I'm thinking Miami might be a tad too crazy, but crazy can be good, and the women are unbelievable there.


This is my thought too. I imagine Miami is a great place for a 23 year old guy.


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alabamabuckeye
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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Orlando is the answer.




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jumbo
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
lived in Miami for a year and a half. It was alright.


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MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
Tampa/Pinellas
The only thing Tampa doesn't have that Miami does is professional basketball, and if you dig that sort of thing, Orlando isn't very far. The Pinellas beaches>Miami, and while the party scene might be better in Miami, it's still good in Tampa. You can still hit up Miami for long weekends to party.

However, the job market is pretty shitty in the bay area. Not really sure how it is in Miami.


MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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Orlando is the answer.

No


WDE24
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
Way better than Clearwater.


alabamabuckeye
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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Tampa/St. Pete will be less of a culture shock than Miami.


I lived in the Sarasota area for about 6 years, so I am much more familiar with the Tampa/St Pete culture than the Miami culture, I suppose.


alabamabuckeye
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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alabamabuckeye
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
The job market is shitty everywhere. I've been applying to jobs all over the country since September, with one interview. I'm thinking about doing commercial real estate since I already have my FL license. Either market would be good, I bet.


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yankeeundercover
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
I have a buddy who lives in Boca and he goes down to Miami quite a bit.. From what I understand, it's expensive as shite.

That said, I used to go to Tampa on the reg when I lived in Savannah, GA and always had a blast...

Tampa gets my vote.


WDE24
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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I lived in the Sarasota area for about 6 years
Well, Tampa/St. Pete will be a pretty significant upgrade from Sarasota.

It is funny, all of the northeasterners go to Florida's east coast and all of the Ohio/Michigan snow birds go to the west coast.


alabamabuckeye
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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It is funny, all of the northeasterners go to Florida's east coast and all of the Ohio/Michigan snow birds go to the west coast.


How true that is


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Geauxld Finger
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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Orlando is the answer.


I lived there for 5 months. I will never go back aside from Disney. Absolutely the most boring, cookie cutter, suburban place ever. If you like eating at TGI Fridays all the time, Orlando is the place for you. Absolutely NO culture at all. However UCF has a fine collection of hot chicks to choose from.


MrFreakinMiyagi
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Way better than Clearwater.

Sure it is.

Orlando= Only tourist hotbed (big one at that) WITHOUT a beach

Clearwater= Best beaches in the state, and arguably in the continental US


Paul Allen
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
Miami.


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MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Better place to live: Miami or Tampa/St. Pete?
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It is funny, all of the northeasterners go to Florida's east coast and all of the Ohio/Michigan snow birds go to the west coast.

Nah........ We get plenty of Northeasterners


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