I don't know too much about the schools here in Tampa. Personally, I don't care for Tampa too much since I grew up in Plant City and Lakeland. I know Hillsborough County schools are a lot better than Polk County. My husband and I are actually considering moving out to Plant City. Plant City is kind of in the middle of Tampa and Orlando so it would be a decent spot for driving to each. It will be about a 30-45 min drive to our jobs in Tampa but the area is a little safer and more laid back. Brandon is really nice too since they have so much there but it is just so crowded. It just depends on what kind of town is right for you. For a job, I would just start looking online. I don't personally know of anyone that's hiring but it also depends on what type of work you're looking for. I know this probably didn't really answer your question very well but that's all I got.
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