E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Florida people... (maybe relocate?)



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-30-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
Diggy Diggy
First Lieutenant
 
Diggy Diggy's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kentucky

Posts: 341
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 BMW 135i  [0.00]
Florida people... (maybe relocate?)

I've had in the back of my mind to relocate to Florida for while now. I'm not sure if I would ever go though with it, but I think I would like the Tampa / Clearwater area. I'm currently in IT (hospital) and I teach IT college classes at night. I'm 26 and don't have any ties where I live now. I need / want a change, want better weather, but I would need to find a job first. How is the IT jobs in Florida? Rent? Anything I should think about?
Diggy Diggy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-30-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
jibaholic101
Brigadier General
 
Drives: women wild
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Charleston, SC

Posts: 3,503
iTrader: (0)

i am moving to miami next year, DO IT!
__________________
some italian, german, and japanese ones; and on order more of the same
jibaholic101 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2009, 10:18 AM   #3
chinoxs203
Major
 
chinoxs203's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 E92 335xi AW
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 1,352
iTrader: (7)

i posted the same question in the regional threads because i would love to move to FL but more south FL, tampa/clearwater is nice. im also 26 and IT.

finding a job then moving would be your best bet. if you really want out im sure you can find the odd jobs (sales, barback/tending) down there until you find a real one. i would rather have something more permanent. I have yet to get a response back to any resume i have sent down there. im sure my current location doesn't help and if i lived in FL i may have a better chance.

the economy still sucks and my current job is very secure so thats another reason for me staying rather then getting up and leaving
__________________

FOR SALE:
Dropbox - please
chinoxs203 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2009, 10:55 AM   #4
Blake
Banned
 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement

Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

funny this thread was posted...i'm in IT and i was also considering a move to FL for a change of scenery. so serious about it that i've been actively responding to CL ads and realtors. i don't depend on my job for income though.

we used to have a condo in sarasota as a child, now i'm looking to move somewhere in that area. the beaches are amazing.
Blake is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
Year's_End
RWD only.
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,195
iTrader: (0)

it's fun in the tampa/st. pete area. depends on what you're looking for though. it's more chill here in the burg than in tampa, for instance.

beach it up all the time.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Year's_End is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2009, 12:14 PM   #6
ianbiz
4th E90
 
ianbiz's Avatar
 
Drives: German
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Melbourne/Orlando, Florida

Posts: 5,136
iTrader: (7)

Send a message via AIM to ianbiz
Its really hot here.
__________________
Ian
06 325 06 330 06 330 07 335 11 335 Msport
ianbiz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #7
MontegoGoGoGo
I'm kind of a bitch
 
MontegoGoGoGo's Avatar
 
Drives: Montego/Cream E93
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Louis & St. Petersburg

Posts: 896
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E93  [0.00]
St. Pete is great, especially if you like outdoor/water activities. Fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, boating etc. We like it so much we bought a house in the old NE part of town.

Downtown St. Pete is different though. It's definitely a melting-pot, non-suburban feel. You can have a homeless bum sleeping on a bench 100 feet from a 5 million dollar house.

The crime is going up as the economy is going down though.

I've never lived in Miami, but have a few friends that do and they hate it. They say: dirt, slime, grime, crime.
MontegoGoGoGo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2009, 01:00 PM   #8
MTV
Banned
 
Drives: E60 M5, Volvo S60R
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Montreal

Posts: 1,906
iTrader: (1)

Ya +1 to the OP... I gotta move down south, get out of this shitty province. I hate the winter, the cold and the rain and there's just too much of that here.

Once I'm done school and in the job market... I'm hittng up Florida or Cali, preferably Cali.
MTV is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2009, 02:18 PM   #9
Flyers2385
Cheddar'd
 
Flyers2385's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 335i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fort Myers

Posts: 61
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by djben View Post
You will be humbled by all the Ferrari/Lamborghini/Maserati/Aston Marton/Porsche/Bentleys/etc here. Your M3 will be a equivalent to a Honda Civic.
The first time I drove my 335 on Ocean, I felt like the working poor. There were 335s left and right surrounded by exotic beauties that put me to shame. I love my Miami visits, but would probably get myself into trouble if I lived/worked there.
__________________

08 335i Sedan / Jet Black / JB+ / Carbon Tint / Nav / Sirius / Sport Package
Flyers2385 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 12:55 AM   #10
djben
noob.
 
Drives: E46 M3 SMGII, 911 Turbo (997)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: South Beach

Posts: 22
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to djben
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontegoGoGoGo View Post
St. Pete is great, especially if you like outdoor/water activities. Fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, boating etc. We like it so much we bought a house in the old NE part of town.

Downtown St. Pete is different though. It's definitely a melting-pot, non-suburban feel. You can have a homeless bum sleeping on a bench 100 feet from a 5 million dollar house.

The crime is going up as the economy is going down though.

I've never lived in Miami, but have a few friends that do and they hate it. They say: dirt, slime, grime, crime.
You must be forgetting the race riots St. Pete had a while back when talking of crime

It all depends where in Miami you are just like the Tampa / Pinellas County area.

I personally grew up in Pinellas Park where you can have trailer parks next to gated golf course communities...lots of horse ranches too for whatever reason.

I wouldn't say Miami is the best place to raise a family if you're aiming to have kids soon.

If you are single there are overall more and better looking women here than anywhere else I've been. Strangely enough I find Montreal coming in second to it in that category It isn't for everyone but if you're young and looking to get the most out of life the right places in Miami will not disappoint.
__________________
2006 BMW E46 M3 SMGII : Carbon Black : Sunroof Delete : GC Coilovers : GC Aluminium FCAB : Powerflex RTAB : Rogue RSM : Stoptech 4-wheel BBK : SSR Comp 19" : -2.5 f / -1.7 r camber
2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6MT : Speed Yellow : Sport Chrono Plus : Locking Rear Differential : Bone Stock
djben is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 01:11 AM   #11
djben
noob.
 
Drives: E46 M3 SMGII, 911 Turbo (997)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: South Beach

Posts: 22
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to djben
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyers2385 View Post
The first time I drove my 335 on Ocean, I felt like the working poor. There were 335s left and right surrounded by exotic beauties that put me to shame. I love my Miami visits, but would probably get myself into trouble if I lived/worked there.
Ocean is a riot for that.

16-17 year olds are given new M3s in high school here
__________________
2006 BMW E46 M3 SMGII : Carbon Black : Sunroof Delete : GC Coilovers : GC Aluminium FCAB : Powerflex RTAB : Rogue RSM : Stoptech 4-wheel BBK : SSR Comp 19" : -2.5 f / -1.7 r camber
2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6MT : Speed Yellow : Sport Chrono Plus : Locking Rear Differential : Bone Stock
djben is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 12:29 PM   #12
jlaw
nuh nuh nuh gone
 
jlaw's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Miami, FL

Posts: 344
iTrader: (0)

Tampa is a cesspool, IMO. It's like Orlando but on the water.
__________________

2008 E92 M3 MT6 AW/FR/Carbon | AA | VRS | Forgestar

"I like paying taxes. With them I buy civilization." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
jlaw is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 12:35 PM   #13
Year's_End
RWD only.
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,195
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MontegoGoGoGo View Post
St. Pete is great, especially if you like outdoor/water activities. Fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, boating etc. We like it so much we bought a house in the old NE part of town.

Downtown St. Pete is different though. It's definitely a melting-pot, non-suburban feel. You can have a homeless bum sleeping on a bench 100 feet from a 5 million dollar house.

The crime is going up as the economy is going down though.

I've never lived in Miami, but have a few friends that do and they hate it. They say: dirt, slime, grime, crime.
Wow, I had no idea you were in NE St Pete...lol.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Year's_End is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #14
Year's_End
RWD only.
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,195
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlaw View Post
Tampa is a cesspool, IMO. It's like Orlando but on the water.
And you never realize how badass the water is until you don't have it.

Beaches are basically a requirement for a good living place imo.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Year's_End is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 02:44 PM   #15
jhv
Lieutenant General
 
jhv's Avatar
 
Drives: Every Day
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 17,306
iTrader: (1)

the west coast is the best coast

__________________
jhv is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 02:47 PM   #16
darkphantom
Banned
 
Drives: E93 335i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The place for Bimmers

Posts: 5,949
iTrader: (4)

Send a message via AIM to darkphantom
Lived in miami for 12 years, now living in houston. I go back to miami and yes, I do miss it, however, commuting SUCKS there...TOOOOOO crowded, and i'm not talking rush hour, i'm talking every hour.

I'd move a bit north in the fort lauderdale area. Tampa is nice from what i've heard but don't know much about it...
darkphantom is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 02:48 PM   #17
Blake
Banned
 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement

Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jh valley View Post
the west coast is the best coast

i'm just not too big a fan of earthquakes, fires, or priuses.
Blake is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #18
jhv
Lieutenant General
 
jhv's Avatar
 
Drives: Every Day
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 17,306
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blake View Post
i'm just not too big a fan of earthquakes, fires, or priuses.
im not too big a fan of hurricanes, blizzards, ice-covered roads, flash-floods, 85% humidity or guidos.
__________________
jhv is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 03:05 PM   #19
Blake
Banned
 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement

Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jh valley View Post
im not too big a fan of hurricanes, blizzards, ice-covered roads, flash-floods, 85% humidity or guidos.
you forgot old people
Blake is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 03:25 PM   #20
ZJP
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: F10 535xi / JK Wrangler
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LI, NY

Posts: 1,758
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by darkphantom View Post
I'd move a bit north in the fort lauderdale area.
+1

Lauderdale has a very laid-back atmosphere with good nightlife, but not as crazy as Miami.
ZJP is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-03-2009, 03:58 PM   #21
Spool
******
 
Spool's Avatar
 
Drives: A few
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 6,167
iTrader: (24)

OP is not to be confused with the real Spool
__________________


MKIV 6spd 1000hp Club
Spool is offline   Vietnam
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2009, 10:50 AM   #22
OverDrive
CHEAT TO WIN!!
 
OverDrive's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,327
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spool View Post
OP is not to be confused with the real Spool
I can't believe you've done this!
________
TOYOTA RSC HISTORY
________
Headshop
________
Mexicocity Hotel
________
MONTANA MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

Last edited by OverDrive; 04-14-2011 at 09:56 PM.
OverDrive is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST