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Old 01-25-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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From my experience, the neighborhoods to avoid are:

- Pretty much all of east Tampa. Most of the area is quite rough.
- Ybor city (besides not being too safe, the eastern part of the area kinda borders on industrial, so you probably wouldn't want to call it home)
- The area just north of the University of Tampa (from Cass street north to about Columbus Dr, west to Armenia avenue). I got mugged in this area, and several university students have been attacked just outside of Blake High School on North Boulevard.
- Drew Park

Other than that, Tampa isn't too bad. You can find quiet neighborhoods in every other area.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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Thanks, but was looking for south St Petersburg info..
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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So much conflicting information. Can anyone tell me the "real deal" about the Southside of St Petersburg? I'm relocating to the area and have been trying to narrow down my search through information from this board, but I can't seem to make any sense of it.

Roser Park is south of Central and not part of "Old Southeast" so that means it's shady? I was under the impression it was becoming as desirable as Kenwood. The Bayside/Lakeshore Park and Pinellas Park neighborhoods would also fall into the "shady" category then supposedly as well, which I somewhat doubt given the listings I've seen.

Can anyone from the actual area enlighten me? Thanks.
I have friends that live in Roser Park, its a very very nice neighborhood, but it gets a bit sketchy just south of 12th avenue south.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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I have friends that live in Roser Park, its a very very nice neighborhood, but it gets a bit sketchy just south of 12th avenue south.
All the way down to Pinellas Point?
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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All the way down to Pinellas Point?
i know areas closest to the bay are nice like Old Southeast, Coquina Key, Pinellas Point areas..i have some friends that live just south of 54th ave south, nice area.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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All the way down to Pinellas Point?
The areas right by the water are nice, like tampaguy said. What I found while driving around is the problem is that you have to drive through miles of bad areas to get to them. So you can live in the nice area, but then you're surrounded by sketchy areas and you have to go through them all to get to anything.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Roser Park isn't bad. I'm talking about the area bordered by the creek to the north, 4th Street South to the east, 9th Street South to the west, and roughly 13th Avenue South to the south. There are still some dumpy properties mixed in with the restored homes, but it's only a matter of time before they're fixed up. As for the rest of South St. Pete, aside from Roser Park and the neighborhoods on the water, it's a dead zone until you hit Pinellas Point to the south or Gulfport to the west, with the exception of the area around the country club. There are some pretty grimy places along 34th Street South.

As for the other non-South St. Pete neighborhoods you mentioned, Kenwood is coming back. It's a lot different than it was ten years ago. The same goes for the Mirror Lake/Uptown area north of downtown. Pinellas Park isn't a neighborhood, but rather an independent city northwest of St. Pete. It has a convenient location, but generally seems to be fairly rundown.
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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Any neighborhood off Nebraska Ave in Tampa. Avoid this road at ALL costs.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Here, let's see if this works...

Here's a map I made of South St. Pete. Red is the area I would avoid, green is the separate city of Gulfport, yellow is the Pinellas Point area, and light blue is Downtown.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...a0eaebda951738

Sorry, I'm not sure how to embed it without using HTML.

Last edited by ferret111; 01-26-2010 at 05:06 PM.. Reason: link
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:57 AM
 
Location: St. Pete
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I would appreciate some comments on the area I've boxed in red. I can get a decent looking place just west of martin luther king and north of 9th. I'm looking for a relaxed place where hoodlums are not roaming the streets all night and I don't want to be worry about getting robbed or whatever. Would you recommend me picking up a gun for safety if living in this area? Thanks in advance.
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