THE most stressful city in the USA.... Tampa, FL

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  1. corpgator
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    The rapes and home invasions the past few days in Tampa sure seem to have added to the stress level around here.
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    Agreed. Tampa has water to one side. Orlando not so much. I live in South Tampa and it's 20 minutes to my office, day or night.

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    When heading up 75 for football weekends on Fridays you better get through Wesley Chapel by 4.
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    Not so much anymore; there was a lot of construction happening there for the last 5 years that is done now.
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    Construction isn't scheduled to be finished until 2015 at the earliest, which means 2016 most likely. It's getting better up by Wesley Chapel, but from Fowler to Bruce B Downs, it's a nightmare right now. They have to expand every single overpass and not one is even near done yet.

    Of course, once they finish, traffic will be no better because the population is increasing to much. Only transportation alternatives will solve it.
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    That's because she lives in Pinellas County. If she lived in Tampa, her drive would be shorter.
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    I've got to say its Gainesville right now if your muschamp
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    Traffic here can be bad depending on where you live and the time of day. From my experience, whoever, it isn't as bad as Orlando or Broward/ Dade.

    Divorce in my part of town does seem inordinately high, though. Friends I grew up with, male and female, who are from here but live elsewhere make this observation all the time. My buddies who I grew up with here and who are now divorced make that statement all the time.
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    Hahaahahahahaaha!!! So so very true!
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    Don't get me wrong, I actually enjoy driving in S Florida as it is never boring and usually an adventure. For all the traffic, it does actually move as opposed to Orlando. Orlando is way worse than most cities I drive in except, perhaps, Atlanta or DC/Baltimore. City driving in Philly can get frustrating, too.
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    I agree. I went to Tampa on I-4 thru Orlando from Jax last May, first since numerous times before 2008 and indeed noticed that the traffic on Orlando became more awful unlike I recalled in the past. Next time I'm going to bypass Orlando during the rush hours for certain by going I-75 via shortcut through Gainesville.

    Also I learned that Tampa Bay has the highest numbers of identify thefts in America so add that to such reasons why Tampa is the most stressed city of America as they say.

    Interesting.

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