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Old 07-17-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: holiday
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My husband and 2 dogs are moving to Holiday next month. Any residents here and can you tell me what you like and don't like? Seems like there's a good variety of restaurants, but might have to drive a little to get some amenities and entertainment / activities. Crime I've heard mixed information. How about the beaches? Seems more fishing / boating but anywhere good to go to just relax on the sand without going all the way to clearwater? I'll take honest opinions but we're coming either way so just trying to get some information from people that live there.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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Fred HOward Park is your nearest beach, not sure if that is dog friendly. Then Honeymoon Island, again you would need to check on dog access - not many of our beaches allow dogs. Not the busiest or most vibrant area of Pinellas but I don't think the crime is dreadful. You will find yourself driving a lot to bigger amenities.
If you are retiring then I am sure you will enjoy the sunshine after Ohio winters and there are plenty of your fellow buckeyes down here
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Dunedin has a dog beach...right before you get to Honeymoon Island off causeway...Holiday is located in Pasco...and hope you aren't buying before checking Holiday out...
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: holiday
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Just renting until we get settled
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Lots of pretty rough lower income rentals. Can't comment on crime but as a whole west Pasco has a reputation for being rough. Might want to check the Pasco Co. Sheriff's site for crime reports.

My inlaws house is in Holiday, and we'll be putting it on the market soon. We really want to get them out of the area because it's gone downhill so much.

RM
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: USA's #1 MSA 4 Years Running
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...and hope you aren't buying before checking Holiday out...
Ditto!
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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and hope you aren't buying before checking Holiday out...
Agree with this very wise advice. Always check an area out thoroughly before moving. This is especially true for places like Holiday.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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If you are renting for a while, and if you are not worried about schools etc, look at some more livelier areas, (didn't want to say that if you had already committed to buy, no point!) you might find the driving gets old as you get older yourselves.
Property is always going to be less expensive for more up there north of Pinellas county because less people want to live there due to less amenities, access to work etc etc.

Not knowing your precise needs makes it harder for the forum members to offer advice. If you are not working, and more interested in fun things, consider near to downtown st pete, dunedin, the beaches (depending on your budget - more expensive and higher insurance). If you want beaches, look at mid county, seminole/parts of Largo/st pete. Do you want over 55 condo/house or not that age group? House/condo? Plenty to choose from there.

good luck to you
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: holiday
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Thanks everyone for the info. Yes we are committed to holiday for the next year so just looking for things to do or areas to avoid. Sounds like we'll just hole up in our house when we aren't working or looking for a permanent residence.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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Agree with this very wise advice. Always check an area out thoroughly before moving. This is especially true for places like Holiday.
It's all pretty bad west of US19 from Holiday to Hudson. All the old peeps have died and most all the homes are rented out to section 8 trash.
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