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AEuropa wrote:Hello all,
I'm in the military and am being reassigned to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. I grew up a few hours south of there, so I have general-but not intimate-knowledge of the area.
I am trying to figure out where I should live. The problem with Tampa (just like all other big cities) is the traffic. I HATE living in cities, but the problem is that the location of MacDill AFB is that it makes living out of the city nearly impossible without a really long commute (in stop and go traffic, ugh). While there are significant strategic advantages to living outside of the city; there are also disadvantages and vulnerabilities associated with a very long daily commute.
I would LIKE to be we able to ride a bicycle to work on a regular basis (yes, I'm aware this also adds in vulnerabilities to my commute), so 15-20 miles is the maximum distance that I would like to travel.
As it stands right now, I will only be stationed in Tampa for 2 or 3 years (although I MIGHT leave the service after this tour, TBD)...so for now, I'm considering this a temporary post and will not be buying property for at least the first year.
I have a dog and want to have a small garden, so a high-rise/apartment complex is out of the equation.
I have looked at the obvious considerations such as:
- Multiple Routes of Egress
- Flood/Evacuation Zones
- Crime Rates by Area/Zip Code
- Corrections Facilities
- Police Stations
- Power Plants/Water Treatment Facilities
- Schools (I'm single and do not have children, but nearby schools can add several additional variables)
- Vicinity to locations/activities that I'm involved in
Based on the above criteria, I'm currently considering the area South of W John F Kennedy Blvd, East of S West Shore Blvd, North of W Bay to Bay Blvd, and West of S Dale Mabry Hwy.
What else am I missing?
And yes. I KNOW I'm overthinking this...but it seems to me that as a prepper, we should think this through just as much as, if not more so, all of the other preps that we talk about on a regular basis (which rifle to buy, which TQ is better, etc...).
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