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Old 01-27-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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Some of that is a transitional area. They cleaned up 4th Street heading into town and you'll see people walking along it going to some of the restaurants and ice cream shops. Back in the neighborhood, though, is a different story. There are lots of homeless around here. They hang out closer to 9th Street and Mirror Lake. I don't think they'll be around much longer, assuming this neighborhood makes a full comeback.

I don't think crime is a major problem here, at least nothing more than car break-ins. You'll be in a great location and in walking distance to some of the places on 4th and 9th Streets North.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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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.

South St. Pete - Google Maps

Sorry, I'm not sure how to embed it without using HTML.
Thanks, that helps. So how would one characterize the Country Club/45th Ave South and 54th Ave South corridors? It's well south of "sketchy" it appears.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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I think those areas are okay, especially around the country club. There might be a few dodgy blocks near Lakewood High School on 54th Avenue South, but I'm not sure. I'm not down there enough to know the block-by-block nuances, just the general area.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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What's the story with Ybor anyway? It's a nightlife place but unsafe to live?
Ybor is basicly a very historic area that has been very neglected, except for the areas that were bought up and developed by rich people, whom I've been told aren't even from Tampa and basicly take the revenue out rather than keeping it in the area. I worked with a woman who's mother grew up in Ybor, her grandmother used to work in a cigar factory there. It's sad to see it the way it is really.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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The Ybor entertainment district is more or less the area bordered by Nuccio Parkway to the west, Palm Avenue to the north, 22nd Street to the east, and like 4th Avenue to the south. Ybor City's boundaries extend farther than this imaginary box, but you don't want to be wandering around there. You have the projects to the west and a ghetto to the north and east. You may find some great deals on homes there, but you really don't want to live there. If I absolutely had to live in Ybor, I'd live somewhere between the railroad tracks and 2nd Avenue. There are a few shotgun houses and new apartments there, plus the Ybor chickens.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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Thanks for the map it was SO helpful!
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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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.

[URL]http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=27.738694,-82.643452&spn=0.072776,0.233803&t=h&z=13&msid=1038 32123389342321509.00047e1a0eaebda951738[/URL]

Sorry, I'm not sure how to embed it without using HTML.
My realtor owns rental homes in Gulfport. n st pete and parts of s st pete. He agrees n st pete or Gulfport are better areas but they can be more expensive. He feels parts of s st pete are good areas to buy rental homes... west of 49th is all good in s st pete and parts just east of 49th heading east to maybe about 40th and south of central down to about Fairfield.

Thoughts from others who live or invest in those areas for rental income would you buy in those fringe areas south of central just east of 49th down to about Fairfield and west of 40th which are red on this map? Streets just south of central and down to 5th ave s and east of 49th are in central oaks park. Streets south of 5th ave s and east of 49th that he thinks are ok too are Emerson, 6th and Fairfield are in child's park.

Your map is great!

Steve

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