U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
 [Register]
Tampa Bay Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-23-2012, 08:59 AM
 
3 posts, read 9,203 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

I plan on moving to one of the beaches of St. Petersburg. Compared to Southeast Fl, I think it's great that I'm able to find a number of studio options within my price range which cuts off at 750 for a studio.

So, that's the dilemma. Too many options! I've found properties available on Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach, Madeira Beach and Redington Shores all within my price range! I actually have no idea which beach location is best for me and my lifestyle. Thanks in advance for any help you could offer. A bit about what Im looking for is below.

beach near nightlife, restuarants, busy/popular is okay
Path/area for jogging near beach
Public transportation/trolley accessible
I don't fish
nice people/ diverse /alternative lifestyles okay
laid back
urbanized beach front, don't wanna cross a rain forest to get there lol
more palm trees the better
sidewalks
no children/ 28 years old.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: The 'burg
428 posts, read 1,320,897 times
Reputation: 277
Leaving out CLearwater Beach as it seems you are concnetrating south

beach near nightlife, restuarants, busy/popular is okay - St. Pete Beach (SPB), Treasure Island (TI), Mad Beach (TI and SPB are close enough to dwontwon St. Pete as well)

Path/area for jogging near beach - SPB

Public transportation/trolley accessible - TI, SPB, MB

I don't fish - Your loss- amazing fishing here

nice people/ diverse /alternative lifestyles okay - all
laid back - all

urbanized beach front, don't wanna cross a rain forest to get there lol - SPB to Redington

sidewalks- all

Another option, though a bay beachfront, is GUlfport, which suits a number of your categories.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 12:19 PM
 
34,240 posts, read 41,253,416 times
Reputation: 29696
The southern end of Madeira beach is probably the liveliest area with the "Johns Pass" community.
Jogging? isnt that what the beach is for?
Public transit? i've never needed it but i assume theres a bus that goes up and down Gulf Blvd.
If you dont fish, you can watch others try their luck from bridges.piers or right off the beach.

http://www.johnspass.com/index.php/about/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 12:38 PM
 
15,112 posts, read 31,005,993 times
Reputation: 18209
If it were me, I would go with St. Pete Beach or Treasure Island. I believe you can catch a trolley from there to downtown pretty easily. Plus, these are pretty lively areas. They're all good choices, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 04:09 PM
BBI
 
490 posts, read 808,224 times
Reputation: 369
Quote:
Originally Posted by DharmaRevolution View Post
I plan on moving to one of the beaches of St. Petersburg. ... A bit about what Im looking for is below. ... beach near nightlife, restuarants, busy/popular is okay ... 28 years old.
The beach communities get very, very old when it's not beach season (about half the year). There are some younger service industry types who live at the beach full time, but there isn't any robust young professional community at the beach. It is active during beach season, but hard to make lasting friendships/relationships since all the 20-somethings leave after a few days; though a lot of them are from St. Pete or Tampa, so if you're willing to commute to friends, you can make it work. I have some friends who drove from their apartment at the beach to downtown St. Pete a few nights/week to hang out, so I guess it's possible to make it work (but probably not if you plan to rely on public transportation...). We (married, no kids) tried out the beach when we moved here (in our late 20s), and were very happy to move to St. Pete, where people our age live. I'd love to move back to the beach when we're much older, but wouldn't recommend it to a 28 year old.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2012, 01:18 AM
 
34,240 posts, read 41,253,416 times
Reputation: 29696
The problem with beaches for many is although they make for great postcard pics theres really not much to do at the beach other than sit on your butt and look at water,a pastime that loses its novelty factor fairly rapidly for many full time Florida residents,that said you may want to avail yourself of cheaper lodgings not so close to the beach and see how frequently your trips to the beach are after a year or so by which time you'll have a much better knowledge of precisely which beach and where on that beach you want to live assuming that you still are wanting to live at the beach..
PS. living in Florida without a car will prove to be a major inconvenience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2012, 02:52 AM
 
3 posts, read 9,203 times
Reputation: 11
You all are sharing alot of great information! Some things I hadn't considered. Thank you and keep it coming!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-26-2012, 11:22 AM
 
770 posts, read 929,084 times
Reputation: 529
Default TI is nice

Quote:
Originally Posted by DharmaRevolution View Post
You all are sharing alot of great information! Some things I hadn't considered. Thank you and keep it coming!
Hey,

Treasure Island is nice, has some decent bars, good fishing if you are into that, boating, parasailing, etc. Also, there are a lot of small Mom and Pop restaraunts that are good. Beach bars are always fun, while St. Petersburg, about 20 mins away, is a very cool small city that has lots to do. Good luck!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 AM
 
571 posts, read 668,769 times
Reputation: 595
Treasure Island is probably a good bet, it's directly west of St. Pete and I think there's a bus that runs all the way from T.I., down Central, all the way to the bay.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-26-2012, 02:08 PM
 
21,112 posts, read 30,189,612 times
Reputation: 19474
Given all of your criteria I would say St Pete Beach is best, and yet close enough to downtown St Pete's amenities also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top