Don't Move to Tampa Bay Florida (especially Clearw

Star Rating 5/25/2010
I lived in Florida for nearly ten years before moving north, and escaping the crime, traffic and very rude people. Living in Florida was a nightmare in general. There were drug dealers and prostitutes living in even the nice areas, and the traffic was soooo horrible that it was dangerous to drive anywhere because people drive very aggressively on all streets! I bought a new car and a month later, some kid driving and using a cellphone plowed into it as I was getting on Route 19 (the most dangerous road in the area)! Totalled my car! Jobs pay next to nothing, neighbors never mind their own business for the most part, and the landlords/movers are dishonest and shifty, in my opinion. Apartments mainly had those little 3/4 sized ovens, which were usually old and worn out. I paid over $700 per month for a so-called nice apartment in a large complex on a lake but it was full of black mold, shabby service/maintenance and a scary landlord who entered peoples' apartments any time he felt like it. I also had to get a restraining order against some hateful old woman who hated everyone and was always harrassing and bothering me, when I kept to myself and worked all the time (to pay the expensive cost of living down there). It was sincerely unreal.

If you live in Florida, you have to get licenses for your pets or you can be arrested (even cats!), battle with crowds everywhere you go and doctors' offices are usally very crowded/overbooked with hurried service when you finally do see the doctor. It was a terrible place to live, stay up north where you have room to move, not need to worry about people stealing your things (especially when you move) and where driving isn't like you're in a car race everywhere you go. Trust me.



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