It can be easy to hate on Florida, SAL I know your thoughts on this already Curious about the Tampa area though. Possible job opportunity I might have to consider. Pay would be pretty good, and according to cost of living calculator on bankrate.com, it's 12% cheaper to live there than where I am now. Plus it was ZERO degrees this morning walking into work. Holy ****************, that is cold (without the wind chill).
So tell me more. I don't care much about night life and all, but I do care about communities to live in, and if there are some good areas to live in with good public schools. I've researched that good areas include Carrollwood, Brandon, Westchase, South Tampa, and New Tampa.
Job would be at the University of South Florida, so I'd like my commute not to be too long, probably would rule out St. Petersburg and Clearwater because of this. I dunno if I'm a Florida person or not, but the older you get, it does seem more appealing Plus no state income tax and no sales tax, would make my salary go even further. So let me know, the good, bad and the ugly. All places have them.