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Old 10-26-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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Hello,
I am a 32 y/o, single female professional looking to relocate to south fla and considering downtown Tampa vs. downtown St. Pete. I was recently offered a job opportunity at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center and ideally I would like to be close to work and in an area with an opportunity to meet people/other young professionals, good nightlife, restaurants and not too touristy.

Any feedback, advice or suggestions as far as the above, including areas to live would be greatly appreciated!!!! I have not accepted the job yet and so any bit of information will be useful in coming to such a decision that I need to make soon.

THANKS AGAIN!!!
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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Go for downtown st pete. 15-20 mins to bay pines via 1st ave n/s (depending on which way you are going)
ITs a bit of a drive from tampa and their 'downtown' isn't really one. Its more scattered whereas st pete has it all in one place.
Plus its nearer to the beaches.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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Be aware that Tampa and St Petersburg are 2 separate cities on the opposite sides of Tampa Bay.
If you have a job at Bay Pines you would be working in the northern part of St Pete, it would be a congested 25 mile commute if you were living in Tampa.
http://goo.gl/maps/XnJEG
If i were working at Bay Pines i'd be hard pressed to come up with a reason to ever go to Tampa as St Pete has all the bars and restaurants and social infrastructure you would need either downtown or out on the beaches.

Last edited by jambo101; 10-27-2014 at 08:22 AM..
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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Im considering both places too but work from home so commuting isn't a problem. Ive heard st pete has a lot of crime. Is this true? Im also single female, 42 so concerned. thanks
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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Im considering both places too but work from home so commuting isn't a problem. Ive heard st pete has a lot of crime. Is this true? Im also single female, 42 so concerned. thanks
Most cities have high crime rates but they are usually relegated to certain areas, just dont move to those areas.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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Downtown St. Pete is vibrant and full of young professionals. There is a new housing development that is opening just across from Bay Pines; it looks great. You would be very close to the beach and 20 minutes from downtown.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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there is actually rental housing opposite bay pines too, but if you are looking to buy then I'd head more for Seminole than that area round the new Walmart and Baypines - thinking property values down the road.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your replies and helpful feedback! Much appreciated. Can anyone tell me what the average price for a 1 bedroom is in downtown St. Pete or south Tampa? Also can someone clarify is Bay Pines in St. Pete? Thanks again!
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:26 AM
 
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can someone clarify is Bay Pines in St. Pete? Thanks again!
Bay Pines VA Hospital.=
http://goo.gl/maps/F3OPc
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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Yes it is
but downtown st pete is pretty pricey nowadays very popular, suggest you look on craigs list
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