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Old 01-24-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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Throwing a very general question out there, interested to hear responses...

What do you think of when you think of the City of Treasure Island, FL? Why?

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Old 01-24-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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It's a tiny touristic spot. Lots of weddings on those beaches, hotels, a few condo's and some shopping and dining. Far from everything else.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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It sounds like a tacky Disney World attraction.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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It is very tiny and can get busy during the summer with tourists and winter with snowbirds. I think it's safe...never had any issue when I've been there. The nice thing about Treasure Island is that you can drive up and down Gulf Blvd and you are in Madeira Beach or St. Pete Beach. Plus, John's Pass and St. Pete are not too far away.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:10 PM
 
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We lived there from 1987 until 2000, liked it a lot. It was population about 7000 back then. We enjoyed symphony on the beach, 4th of July fireworks on the beach and other lesser events.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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Its my second favorite beach. On the north end there are lots of small cottages to rent just off the beach. John's pass is just a short walk over the bridge and there is a nice Publix to shop at down south end. Great little bar for eats' and drinks with live entertainment till 200am at Richy T's.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies! Let me add a bit of perspective and a follow-up...

I have been to Treasure Island a few times and lived near there for a short while, so I actually know a bit about the area (and why I'm not there now has little to do with the area or FL - a job opportunity came up that was basically too good to pass up).

That said, I'm interested in what is the perception of the area. Who do you think Treasure Island normally appeals to and why, both visitor and resident? I want to try to leave it an open-ended question to make sure I do not "lead" any answers.

Looking forward to your thoughts...
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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When I hear Treasure Island, I think of VIP Mexican Restaurant; best burrito's in the bay area. Then I think of the Floridian, best Cuban sandwiches in the bay area. Other than that though, glad I don't live there; during rush hour and spring break, it's a nightmare getting in and out. I prefer St Pete Beach; easy access to I-275 and still not a tourist nightmare like Clearwater Beach.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:32 AM
 
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Throwing a very general question out there, interested to hear responses...

What do you think of when you think of the City of Treasure Island, FL? Why?

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Had a friend who lived on Treasure Island for a while(he did not find a treasure while living there); it's touristy ok but overall has nice ambiance, as is the case with all areas in Pinellas that border the intracoastal or the beaches. Personally I prefer Indian Rocks beach. It's closer to where I live but would take TI over anything on the other side of the bay.
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