Although I live in North Tampa right now, our family lived in Venice for most of our childhood.
Sarasota County isn’t exactly the best location to live under 40 years old, but it was much worse in the 1990s and early 2000s.
By the time I got to private school, our friends and I would pack ourselves into a car and drive to downtown Sarasota to find some kind of fun for the night. The people I was with and I would walk the streets near the marina and crack jokes about school and labor life. One of our private school friends went to the University of Tampa right along the water on the Hillsborough River. Instead of driving a car up and down interstate 75 to get up to Hillsborough County, he had a moped that he rode up and down U.S. 41 and U.S. 301 if he could avoid heavy traffic. Thankfully when I applied to the University of South FL here in North Tampa, I had a car to get to and from our parent’s new home on weekends or during holidays. Now I have a small new home here up on Temple Terrace and couldn’t be happier with the selection of businesses, especially contractors love heating and cooling companies. I found our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C corporation through scouring internet reviews to see who had the least amount of annoyed, ranting, former-customers publishing their experiences on the internet. My heating and cooling corporation is located in Tampa but they repair other communities in the greater Tampa Bay section love Brandon and St. Petersburg. They also offer discounts for senior citizens and anyone on disability or federal assistance.