Looking for a Place Near the Beach

I graduated from UCF about seven months ago and I was lucky enough to find a job that was close to where my Mom lives soon after. I needed to save up some money, so I have been living in her spare room since then. It is not that bad, but obviously when you are a single young man, living with your Mother is going to cramp your style. I have the money to start looking at apartments for rent in Tampa FL, but I am not going to be able to afford what I really want from the looks of it right now. I would really love to live on the beach, or at the least within walking distance of it. Obviously I am going to want to check out the girls in their swimsuits, there is not anything wrong with that. I was looking at how practical it would be to live in Clearwater Beach, but it is not very close to where I have been working. Obviously I do not want to have to drive half an hour to get to work every morning and then drive another half hour to get back home in the evening. In fact I would love it if I could roll out of bed, take a shower and get to work in half that time or less. At the moment I am spending about ten or fifteen minutes going to work and back, depending on how the traffic is on a particular day. I would prefer it if I could stay in that area, but without living with my Mom obviously. That is a big deal, because it is hard for me to get out of the bed in the morning. You have to think about a lot of factors when you get your own place.